By Gneiss Hobbs and Joe Carrel, Buffalo Exchange HQ
She’s an environmental scientist, but she’s also a clothing connoisseur. Find out how the two go hand in hand and meet the woman behind the eco-friendly fashion/beauty/lifestyle website Sustainable Daisy.
Hi I’m Karen, founder of Sustainable Daisy!
I love nature and healing the environment is my passion! I work as an environmental scientist for the Environmental Protection Agency and I do my best to live sustainably.
Being eco-friendly doesn’t mean you have to compromise what you enjoy in life. You can be stylish without participating in the consumeristic world of fast-fashion and beauty. I aim to change people’s mindset and emphasize that things do not lose value just because they’re secondhand.
If you’re interested in transitioning to a sustainable wardrobe, I recommend shopping at Buffalo Exchange. Since a lot of pieces are funky and fun and they have such a wide variety, it’s easy to walk out with something cute. Buffalo Exchange makes secondhand shopping easy because, unlike a thrift store, everything’s already been examined for condition and style by knowledgeable buyers before it hits the rack.
Sustainable fashion becomes a true hobby if you take the secondhand route because it requires you to rise out of your comfort zone and get in touch with your creative side. I think it’s so, so fun and I encourage you all to try it out!