I'm pinching myself a lot. And spacing out. Not necessarily in that order and sometimes accompanied by tears of fear, elation, or combination of both. A long-time dream is becoming a reality. Spoils of Wear BOUTIQUE is coming to 1566 Selby Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota. GAH! I can't even believe I just wrote that and it's, like, FOR REAL.
I registered this business almost 10 years ago, but it wasn't until recently that I've been able to pull it all together. Actually, it has little to do with me pulling anything together and everything to do with recognizing timing, opportunity, and inspiration when it presents itself...followed by one forward baby step after another.
Since the revelation and new commitment that I shared in this post, the vision for Spoils of Wear has become increasingly clear. Empowerment for both maker and consumer through sustainable practices in the fashion industry. It means supporting brands that are striving to do things better with local production, organic textiles, and fair labor practices...just to start.
Together, we can make the world a better place. No war, just wear.
GET READY! This is going be to SO fun!