I’m not a big shopper and my closet is small, which surprises most people. Before I left for the Peace Corps years ago, I cleaned out my closet – and was shocked by how many clothes still had tags and were unworn. It made me ill thinking of all the money wasted. I learned from that moment and, since then, only buy things I will actually wear – and wear often, which is why a versatile design is a core philosophy for Everyday Sabbatical.
I remember thinking how odd it was that Patagonia was compelling customers not to keep buying “more.” Of course, it’s very authentic and on-brand for Patagonia but I get it the deeper gratification and mission now. I get giddy when I hear the “ding” of an order, but knowing that people wear their Everyday Sabbatical over and over is even more gratifying and makes me feel warm and fuzzy.