I am the mama of two girls. At the time, my older daughter was beginning her foray into fashion and we were having many discussions about the impact of each shopping decision. She remembers one particular discussion like this. I remember it too. There was frustration about what could be done in the face of the knowledge that children were being made slaves to make the clothing that we find in our shops. That wasn't what we wanted to be a part of. We wanted to be able to do something.
I knew I was voting with my dollars, and I had made some decisions about what I would not buy. I had pretty much quit the mall. She was just beginning to get asked to accompany friends to the mall.
I suggested that she might set up a challenge for herself. It was what I was essentially doing... setting some limits for myself. Maybe together we could call it the "Fairdare". She decided to let her friends on Polyvore know about her challenge... a great idea for some accountability and encouragement.
She and I have been taking our own versions of the Fairdare for the past few years. We've learned a lot. We've had some struggles and some great success as well. I mean, it's really exciting to find that perfect thrifted item! :)
So glad you found us! I've got some big dreams for this space! Hope you'll join us on this journey!