Change is constant, it can be embraced or resisted. These past twelve months have had some of the most difficult challenges the World has faced and will for sometime to come. Everything has and will be examined as the world emerges the Pandemic and the type of reset that will come.
Getting back to the basics has probably never been more important in re-starting the World Economy. It also will be figuring out how to prevent the next Pandemic from happening again and the lessons learned from Covid-19. Climate Change will have to be dealt with once and for all. There is a short window of about 8 years to protect the environment and its resources.
This begins at home. Do away with cheap disposable products that fill up the landfills and oceans! Buying less junk that falls apart prematurely will go a long way. Longevity is paramount in saving resources and eliminating waste. How does apply this to Apparel? As an individual what can I do?
I have seen many questions asked on Social Media: Tailoring, Apparel, Fit, etc., trying to find answers and know what to do. Below is a guide to help give some direction.
1. Buy for quality and value and what you can afford. There is no free lunch and you get exactly what you pay for. If something is cheaply made it simply will not last and this is what winds up in the landfills and oceans.
2. Apparel will in most cases need to be altered. If you find a garment well made and needs further fitting this can often be done by a seamtress anything more should be done by a tailor. Having a well made garment tailored properly will outlast disposable clothing. You will spend less over time and have a better wardrobe that you can mix n match. Its not how many clothes you have, its getting the right garments to begin with.
3. Find a local specialty store that is not part of a chain and let the owner or a professional at the store work with you. A local store is a special experience that you do not get elsewhere. These professionals will work with you to develop your wardrobe. This is their expertise. They will work you within your budget and you get the results you desire, the first time.
4. OnLine buying is good for electronics, books and travel. Buying clothing is personal. It is touching and feeling the merchandise and trying items on. OnLine buying is hit and miss and expensive, clothing is inconsistent with fit and what you see on line is often not what you thought the garment would be. It is time consuming and expensive with returns.
In 2020, most people were working from home, 2021 will be a year of rebound in the 3rd and 4th quarter. People want to get back to the new normal and get moving once again. When this occurs this will be a good time to discover Local Stores in your Community.
If you are not sure what to do in developing your Professional or Lifestyle Wardrobe, contact us, we will be glad to help you to get on the right path. Contact info: 402-493-5160 and [email protected] and Make Appointment.