Sarah Slutsky, Creative Director of Shiffon Co. and Stylist at The Wall Group - Sarah Slutsky is a New York-based stylist. She got her start in the industry in the editorial department at Vogue before venturing out on her own with many industry vets and well-known brands such as Tory Burch, Madewell and The Editorialist. Sarah’s clients are among the most frequently named “best dressed” celebs, including Emma Watson, Elizabeth Olsen, Cynthia Erivo, Anna Baryshnikov, and Jessica Williams. In addition to her work as a stylist, Sarah is passionate about sustainable fashion. In 2015, she took to Instagram to launch #30Wears, and in 2017 #CreateFashionHistory. Both projects are designed to motivate shoppers to slow fast-fashion cycles and embrace timeless fashion. Sarah hopes to inspire viewers to fall in love with their wardrobe over and over again while encouraging a conscious commitment to long term care of new items brought into their wardrobe.
What does sustainability mean to you?
"To me, sustainability is adopting a lifestyle of intentional, mindful choices that strive to consider a healthy planet. I believe it is possible to make many choices in an individual's life that minimizes the human footprint, while allowing the individual to still live in a happy, healthy, positive way."
What steps do you take to maintain a sustainable lifestyle?
"I try to shop local and aim to stick to natural ingredients (this pertains to clothing, food, home goods, and beauty products). I try to give tangible goods the longest lifeline possible. It’s important to me that items purchased will have a long lifeline in my care (#30). I am a big fan of The Real Real, ThredUP, Rebag, etc. for items I am ready to part with— basically, I hope to avoid landfills/creating waste. Also, I try to talk about it! Raising awareness outside the fashion industry about the supply chain, what goes into creating a garment and how shoppers can do better with their dollar is a way to spark little changes here and there that accumulate and have a lasting impact."
How does being sustainable impact the way you shop?
"Most importantly, I try to only acquire items that truly will be cherished. I also try to gather information on the brand/designer/business model of the companies I shop with. It’s important to me to know that my purchases support businesses that share my values."