In episode 141, Kestrel welcomes Lauren Engelke, a professional sustainable stylist, blogger + the curator of The Minimalist Wardrobe Shop, to the show. A new project, TMW Shop offers a curated collection of quality garments, perfect to help build a minimalist wardrobe.

“I never expected this in a million years, but the major pain point was shopping — and a lot of the clients that I worked with had actually almost over minimalized their wardrobe. And they had come so far from big wardrobes to a paired down, lean wardrobe that they were afraid to shop again.”
- Lauren Engelke, Sustainable Stylist + Curator of TMW Shop


In this episode, Lauren shares more on how she started questions some of the realities of the fashion industry, through her work as a stylist. Whether it was overproduction or the chemicals in the apparel she was steaming, she realized firsthand the disconnects between her values and what was happening behind-the-scenes in the industry.

After giving herself a crash course in sustainable fashion, Lauren redefined her work moving forward as a sustainable stylist.


Also, Lauren shares more about her work with The Minimalist Wardrobe, and helping curate their recently launched discovery platform. One of the coolest tools offered on The Minimalist Wardrobe’s Shop is a Before-You-Buy Checklist to help you determine whether or not you really need the item before you buy it.

The below thoughts, ideas + organizations were brought up in this chat:

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