Clothing with Meaning

Boberck SeattleJacket,  Christ Leather c/o Boberck.  Dress,  Fashion to Figure.  (Similar here and here.)   Boots,  Chloe.  (Similar here.)

The thing I love most about personal style is that it serves as a reflection of who you are at any given time.  When I look back at old pictures, each outfit carries a memory—little vignettes that, no matter how minor, make up who I am and what I value today.

Our clothing carries us through life, which is why it’s important to wear brands that align with our value systems.

It may seem like an odd question, but take a second and actually ask yourself, “What impact does my clothing have on the world?”

Are the brands you’re wearing committed to actually making the world a better place, or does your clothing cause more harm than good?

Christ Leather Boberck

The past two years I’ve been on a quality over quantity kick.  I already have a closet (and a rolling rack!) full of clothing I barely wear.  Now, whenever I buy something I ask myself two questions:  1. Is this piece unique enough to stand out in my closet? and 2. Will I be able to wear this next year?

I love this classic biker jacket from Boberck for all of the reasons above.  It’s a timeless yet edgy style, and is also sustainably produced and environmentally responsible.

All of Boberck’s jackets are made by Christ Leather with hides imported from South America (where the family that started Boberck originally hails from.)  No animals are killed specifically to produce the leather.  Rather, the company acquires hides that are byproducts of the meat industry that would have gone to waste if not used in their jackets.

Also, the jackets and leather are produced in factories that adhere to Germany’strict environmental and humanitarian guidelines (which are some of the best in the world!)  The factories are free from cancer causing dyes, and their tannery in South America has shifted entirely to renewable energy.

Our clothing reflects how we want to represent ourselves to the world.  At this point, I can safely say that I would much rather have one great coat that is gorgeous, great quality, and made by a company that is trying to make the world a better place, than 10 different fast fashion coats.

The jacket is also extremely lightweight, waterproof, and comes in the most gorgeous box I’ve ever seen.  If you’re on the market for a Valentine’s Day gift I would definitely recommend buying one.  It would be a luxurious present your significant other would love!

Have a great week!

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2 Comments

  1. January 31, 2017 / 10:44 pm

    Kudos for focusing on this subject. We should all examine where our clothes come from. The low prices of “fast fashion” exist because of exploitation and bad practices. I have another blogger-friend in Germany who writes often about good companies there. And, of course, nothing looks cooler than a biker jacket!

  2. January 31, 2017 / 10:19 pm

    I love the style of your jacket, but I love the commitment to sustainability and ethical production methods from this company. I’m so excited to see you’re encouraging others to think about their wardrobe choices! Keep up the great work.

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