An Interview with Anne Whiting
I first want to say a huge thank you to all the people who showed support when I announced the launch last week! I never thought I'd get the reaction that I did and I'm feeling incredibly lucky to be surrounded by such an amazing network of friends.
I wanted to share with you my whole story about how I came up with the idea for Reprise, what got me inspired, and what my biggest influences have been so far. I was lucky enough to be interviewed by the wonderful Anne Whiting of An Inconvenient Wardrobe about my journey and I'm really excited to share it with you.
Here's an excerpt:
AIW: When did sustainable fashion become something you thought about, became passionate about, and then actually decide to quit your job for?
MB: There’s sort of a chain of events that really lead me to this path. I had quit my job in banking because I was totally burned out and was looking for more satisfaction out of life. On my way out of my job, a coworker at the time had recommended this book to me: ‘I Could do Anything if I Only Knew What it Was’ by Barbara Sher. It is filled with self-reflection exercises on things like, if you could pursue anything—even as crazy as quitting your office job to become a professional dog sled racer (a true story from the book)—what would you do? It allowed me to get my creative juices flowing and realize that my two passions were design and sustainability [I was doing all of the exercises from my family’s ranch in Wyoming completely surrounded by nature so I think that might have had an influence too ;)]. Shortly after, I watched the movie 'The True Cost’ about all of the unethical and unsustainable practices in the fashion industry and at that point I knew I had to do something
You can find the full text here: An Inconvenient Wardrobe
Thank you Anne for taking the time to help me tell this story!
As always, feel free to reach out with any questions! I'm always on social media or email@example.com