Rêve En Vert x Archivist Studio: The Perfect White Shirt
The pandemic has taught us that we must consider and reassess how we can live our lives more considerately and sustainably if we are to protect our Earth, both in our personal and professional lives. At REV, we are passionate about supporting the brands who are working to produce and sell in harmony with our Earth, not against it. To help us launch our new sustainable shirt line, Archivist Studio, we ask a selection of influencers ‘What is your greatest tip for living a more conscious lifestyle?’. We hope you find their answers inspiring!
We all have an individual responsibility to our planet, to learn to live with less. A minimal lifestyle isn’t about aesthetic fulfillment; it’s about reducing the energy, carbon and eventual waste that have defined consumption since time immemorial. We can and must do better for the Earth.
Not too long ago I moved cities with just one suitcase. It was strangely and incredibly liberating. It made me realise my joys now lie in having fewer, better things. The appeal of trends, whilst fun, has diminished for me. I look for classics that I will cherish for years—whether it’s an accessory, a piece of furniture, the perfect white shirt. With great care, most things can and do stand the test of time.
For one to live a more conscious lifestyle, is to accept and harmonize with every encounter given within it. Grow with it, and steep in it’s value until we can identify what we’ve fully received, or primarily have grown with it. Consciousness isn’t something that is taken for granted, it’s value is evolutional and ceremonial in all aspects. Conscious living is a selfless act, considered with the state of allowing.
I’ve found a little research goes a long way. I try to buy second-hand as much as possible, but for something new, I like to know who I’m buying from. I bookmark brands who are forthright about their material sourcing and production practices. When shopping from home, I investigate packing methods before making a purchase.
Stay curious! Ask yourself questions before buying something, like ‘Do I really really need this?’, ‘Can I style it in at least 5 ways?’, ‘Where, how, and by who is it made?’ And ‘Who and what am I supporting with this purchase?’ I believe in vintage & up-cycling and made it a sport to find the best products within this field.’
For me, to consistently ask questions has been the most useful resource in living a more conscious lifestyle. To provoke my own sense of conditioning and position myself to potentially redefine my norms. Everything is connected, everything can be reborn, and investigation provides information that can directly impact the chain of action.
It is a marathon not a sprint to a more conscious lifestyle. For most of us it is a big adjustment to change our whole lives, but small changes that you make and stick with all add up to a big change for the world. Little by little you can grow to achieve a more sustainable lifestyle and you will become aware of your habits and surroundings as you grow. Do not be too harsh on yourself and do not expect immediate perfection.
Stella von Senger
I for example am obsessed with repairing and fixing things. I believe in buying high quality, but therefore less and stretching the lifespan of an object or piece of clothing. So many of my things have endless patches and honestly I love those even more. This is one aspect of what I believe is a more conscious lifestyle.
Be kind to yourself . Changing learned habits is no easy task. It’s ok if you start something and aren’t 100% perfect. What’s most important is staying in the know and making the effort towards a more eco sustainable lifestyle.