Welcome to ZERO WASTE WEEK, a week I made up ;) to showcase the technique I use to make my skirts and also, encourage our hearts. Add fabric poufs to any Bangladesh skirt for FREE this week, by adding both to your cart and using the code POUFS.
The first time I made the zero waste poufs that I use on my skirts, was years ago. 9 to be exact. Every Fall, I would design a collection of scarves and 4 months after my daughter was born, I attempted to launch my newly branded website with a photoshoot art directed by my graphic designers.
It is hard to describe the intensity of that day. And how small I felt. 4 months postpartum, we hung white seamless paper in the living room, and I tried to muster up the confidence to pose, then pause to nurse my daughter. Talk about feeling like a sub par designer, mom, and model.
Nothing in my closet fit at the time other than a skirt I had made myself. It had a paper bag waist and thick elastic. And see the white scarf around my neck? Those are the first zero waste poufs I ever made.
Here’s the truth. And it’s deep. And it’s refreshing:
My brand is here today because of that day. I make skirts with a thick elastic paper bag waist because when I was 4 months postpartum, it was the only thing that fit and made me feel good. Not just my product, but my vision for this business and my life have been defined by some of the hardest, lowest moments of my life.
Tomorrow called, it IS coming, after all.
Your dreams aren’t over because of 2020
Your intentional parenting isn’t over
Enjoying your job, friends, life isn’t over
And in fact, tomorrow will be built on today, inspired by today, fueled by the fire lit today.