Some of the loneliest people may be surrounded by people. It isn’t about quantity, it is about quality! Just like your clothes! We sometimes miss what is right in front of us because we are too busy looking for something else. Don’t miss out on the friends that are in your life to find more. Friends are the best gift and I am so grateful for those that I have in my life today.
I used to think I needed a ton of clothes to always have something to wear. But, what I found is that the more I had, the harder it was to get dressed and lots of the stuff in my closet I liked, but I didn’t love. I would take forever to pick something out and then I wouldn't like it once I tried it on. That is when I realized, I would rather have fewer, but nicer things that I LOVED to wear.
The trick is having versatile pieces and accessorizing! Your imagination is your friend when you can see everything you have to choose from. You can visualize how to pair items in different ways and you don’t have to try things on to see if you like them because you LOVE everything you have in your closet! So, if you ask me, here are the 7 staples I think should be in every closet.
We’ve been asked a few times how we pick or find the designers, artisans, and companies that we work with. While there’s no secret sauce, we do have some basic criteria! First, the company or designer must absolutely align with our values when it comes to sustainability - their products are ethically made (fair wages, non-sweatshop-py working conditions, etc), and we do our best to make sure the fabric and material is eco-friendly.
Another question we get is why do you promote other companies in your social media and on your website? Because we’ve done our research and know who our designers and artisans are and what they’re about, we choose to celebrate them, as loud/often as possible!
Let’s face it - these days we have very little control over things that we never even considered a big deal. I can’t hop on a plane and head anywhere I choose, I can’t leave my door without a mask and I still find many empty shelves in the stores. I like to feel like I have more control and it gives me a sense of normalcy. Sure, sometimes it's nice to not have to be the one making all the decisions and sometimes I would rather just go along for the ride, but there is a balance...at least for me. In my opinion during this time, the one thing you do have control over is... you. The opportunities are endless - if you set your mind to it and take control!
We’ve been asked several times, during formal interviews and casually, where did the name “Ginger Threads”, come from? As anyone knows who’s started a business, you can spin your wheels for A.Long.Time. trying to devise something that captures EVERYTHING your company is about! When Bridget, out of the blue, said, “What about Ginger Threads?” I immediately had chicken skin (goosebumps), and said, “I love that - Ginger was my Mom’s name.”