Today we’re talking with Logan who truly makes thrifting look easy and effortless! She’s an avid blogger (seriously motivated to get on her level and consistency), recently started knitting, spent the month of March challenging herself to only use reusable cups to avoid waste and, in a new development since I I reached out to interview her, is moving from Connecticut a new job opportunity in New York City!
I hope you enjoy learning a little about her journey into sustainable fashion, because she’s inspired me!
Tell me a little about yourself? Who are you, where are you from / living, etc?
“Hello! My name is Logan Porter and I’m from a small town in Connecticut. Currently, I am an ecommerce and media specialist for a medical company in Massachusetts. In my free time, I like to blog about sustainable fashion and sweat at Orangetheory fitness.”
How did you first get into ethical / sustainable fashion?
“I watched The True Cost about a year and a half ago and it changed my entire perspective on how I consume clothes. Since I saw the movie, I stopped buying fast fashion cold turkey and started developing a fun thrifting habit. I think it’s a great way to try new pieces while saving a few pieces from the landfill. Plus, it’s definitely a game to find items that work with your style.”
What’s something you really want other people to know about ethical / sustainable fashion?
“When you first hear about the horrors of fast fashion, it can be very overwhelming. After I watched the True Cost, I literally wanted to throw all of my fast fashion clothes away. The thing is, that isn’t helpful to anyone. It is more pollution and a waste of money. Instead, I’ve been thinking of how I can incorporate those fast fashion items in into new ways. A great way to start your journey in ethical/sustainable fashion is working with what you have and slowly incorporating sustainable items. If you still need a fix for “trendy items” try visiting your local Goodwill and give an item a second life.”
Who are your inspirations (ethical fashion or otherwise)?
“My biggest inspirations for ethical fashion are Kellie from Whole Hearted Wardrobe and Megan from Tunes and Tunics. My biggest inspiration for thrifting is Taylor from Taylor Made Style and Elizabeth from stay golden girl.“
Do you have any ethical brands you’d recommend or tips for how to find great thrifted pieces?
My biggest tip for thrifting is to grab a cart and take your time. Most of the time you’ll find items in different sections and a few sizes too big or small. Try everything on regardless and you’ll find something you love!”
What is one of your current favorite items of clothing you own?
“My favorite item right now is this peplum from Known Supply. Since I bought it a few weeks ago I’ve literally been wearing it every week! You can never go wrong with a plain black top! Plus, I love that I know who made this comfy top.”
What are you reading, listening to and/or watching right now?
“I have a very long commute to work so I spent a good amount of time listening to podcasts and audiobooks. My favorite podcasts are Pop Fashion, Chicks in the Office, Conscious Chatter, and Small Town Murder (a guilty pleasure). I’m currently listening to Rachel Hollis’ book “Girl, Stop Apologizing”. I highly recommend listening to her first book “Girl, Wash Your Face”.
Where can we find you?
I hope you enjoyed hearing from Logan and check her blog out! She does all kinds of inspiring fun posts, like my recent favorite “6 Ways to Wear a Snakeskin Mini”.