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About the Blog
When I began this blog, I was a fashion design student at The Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan. In the beginning I published articles that were centered around designer interviews, runway news, photoshoots, etc.
But as I advanced in my studies, I was in constant contact with the colossal wastefulness of the fashion industry. It depressed me greatly and began to turn me against fashion - something I had dedicated my whole life to. Something I loved. But I couldn’t condone the actions of corporate and fast-fashion brands, so I decided to cut them out of my life completely.
I needed to do something; anything that could help people come together to fight for better sustainable practices. I wanted to create a community of ethically motivated people that shared my passion for the conservation of our planet.
I have since graduated and found a way to use my designing skills to give a voice to the voiceless. It began with my senior thesis collection for which I created 100% vegan knitwear garments inspired by both the animal and human cost of the elephant poaching crisis. For my designs, I received the 2020 Critic Choice Award and was interviewed by the U.K's LOVE Magazine. That's when I realized what I love most about fashion: it starts a conversation.
I love to create art and I love to write, both of which can be used to raise awareness for those who need it most.
This is how The Natural Novelist was rebranded into a blog that is not just about fashion. It is about animal welfare, green living, and environmental awareness.
Everything that I write, review, or promote is based on my own personal opinion or experience. I do not promote companies that I have not purchased from or have thoroughly researched and declared a good option for conscious consumers.
My main goal is to encourage a more environmentally active and sustainable lifestyle. I hope the content I provide here will make that a little bit easier for everyone.
To sum up, thank you for being part of The Natural Novelist Community. Whether you have already committed to a sustainable lifestyle or are just taking your first steps, I am very happy for you and I hope this is a journey we will be able to take together.
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