How Makers Can Support Secondhand September

How Makers Can Support Secondhand September

It's Secondhand September and this is my first year even knowing what that is, I'll admit. Secondhand September is a 30 day pledge created by Oxfam encouraging buying secondhand versus buying new. Buying thrifted and secondhand clothing encourages sustainable habits and prevents the tons of clothing donated to goodwill and resale shops from going to [...]

Making Conscious and Creative Commitments

Making Conscious and Creative Commitments

I've been quiet on this blog lately. Frankly it's because I was thinking of getting rid of this whole space altogether, including my @helloalexisbailey Instagram account. The infinite changes and politics of Instagram, the constant popularity contests and the need to always keep up with the platform made IG and my blog a source of [...]

Making the Switch to Sustainable Fabric Options

Making the Switch to Sustainable Fabric Options

Thinking about our options when it comes to fabric, we have many. When determining which fabrics to buy either for sewing purposes or when shopping for clothing we may tend to veer towards clothing that lends itself to working during multiple seasons. Other factors we may include are, cost, thickness, breathability, the print, or how [...]

Budget Friendly Sustainable Habits You Can Start Now

Budget Friendly Sustainable Habits You Can Start Now

In many a sustainable conversation I've had, the cost of changing to a sustainable lifestyle usually comes up. Generally the basis of thought is the term "quality" being associated with a high price tag, however there are so many more ways to be sustainable than up-ending your current lifestyle and revamping your wardrobe with an [...]

Intentional Sewing Pt 3: How I Am Living (and sewing) Intentionally

Happy Friday Reader! If you've been following along with this blog series I truly thank you and hope you've enjoyed the ride. Part one discussed intentional making, what it is and why I pivoted towards it. Part two is where I gave some suggestions on where you can start in your intentional making journey. Today [...]