Some of the questions I commonly get…
🌿Sustainable/Ethical Fashion Qs
I’m new to conscious fashion, where should I start?
I have a playlist of videos which is a great place to start and you can also learn how to start your ethical wardrobe without spending a cent, it doesn’t take much to start your slow fashion journey! 🙂
Where can I find sustainable/ethical brands?
Is it possible to shop consciously on a budget?
Definitely! I have a video more about affordable ethical fashion tips.
Do you think it’s ethical to buy fast fashion secondhand?
I do, but there’s a few things to consider that I explain in this video.
How can I tell if brands are trustworthy/greenwashing?
Check out this video more about greenwashing.
Repairing vs. buying secondhand vs. buying from eco brands – what’s better/more sustainable?
Each have sustainability pros and considerations that I discuss in this video.
🌿Capsule Wardrobe Qs
How long have you had a capsule wardrobe?
I built my first capsule in the summer of 2014 and have been doing them ever since!
Why do you have a capsule wardrobe?
There’s so many amazing benefits to a smaller more curated wardrobe, in this video I share 10 ways a capsule wardrobe can change your life.
Is it possible to have a colourful capsule wardrobe? All the ones I see are mostly neutrals…
White a lot of examples do use neutrals, it’s definitely possible to have a lot of colour! Check out this video about building a colourful capsule, and I also have a video on how to incorporate colourful prints into your wardrobe.
What should you do with your old clothes?
Don’t throw them away! Check out this video for some options.
How did you get interested in conscious fashion?
I have a bachelor degree in Fashion Design and Technology and through studying I also learned more about all the ethical and sustainability issues in the industry and knew these were things I couldn’t keep supporting. This started my journey to find alternatives that better aligned with my values and build a more conscious wardrobe.
What’s your actual name?
I know this is kinda confusing – my first name is Verena and my middle name is Erin. I used Verena Erin as the name for my short-lived clothing line so my website and social media handles use VerenaErin, however most people I know call me by my middle name Erin, although either is fine!
Where are you from/based?
I’m Canadian, I was living in Germany for the last few years however we recently moved back to Edmonton, Canada.
Do you sew?
Yes and I started doing live sewing tutorials on Twitch!
Are you vegan and/or zero waste?
While I strongly support these movements I don’t believe in black & white/all or nothing approaches. I prefer using terms like plant-based and low waste and have a video more about this.