Slow Fashion Community
The Slow Fashion community moderated by Moria D. @theladylikeschocolate, Sarah F. @lil_paczki, and Angela N. @crowleyL703. In addition to moderating the discussion space in the Slow Fashion community, they also review all items added the the platform before the swap drop. Read below to learn about them!
Hello from Moria (pronounced like Mariah), one of the community moderators of Lucky Sweater. I live in Atlanta with my husband, tween angel, and half Aussie/Catahoula, Merle. My slow fashion journey began in early 2017. Some of the first influencers I followed led me to Pyne & Smith, Tradlands, and Elizabeth Suzann. It sorta snowballed from there.
2022 has been about learning new skills. I’m learning how to create digital art, cook new meals, and try new fitness activities. It’s all in the pursuit of keeping my brain alive while staying curious and optimistic. To balance all the new things swirling around in my head I maintain consistency by making sure to watch tv and eat chocolate every day. I love talking about movies and TV, so if you do too, hit me up. Other passions include decluttering, being out in nature with Merle, and reading paper books.
I’m part of Lucky Sweater because using tech to create community and achieve goals is very inspiring. Trading is such a personal way to build a sustainable wardrobe and extend the journey of our clothes. Founders Carley and Tanya are building the world they want to see and I’m so excited that they asked me to come along for the ride.
I am Angela (she/her/hers), one of the community moderators of Lucky Sweater. I currently live in Seattle, where I was born and raised, but will soon be moving back to NYC to start the next chapter of my life as a post-doctoral research scientist! I am also a proud mom to my 16-year-old Tuxedo cat, Yin Yang (please let me know if you'd like me to spam you with photos).
I grew up going to yard/garage sales and thrift shopping with my mom, mainly hunting for funky shoes, vintage trench coats, and OOAK jewelry pieces. I didn't officially "start" my slow fashion journey until I discovered Elizabeth Suzann in 2019, and I have since learned about so many other incredible brands! Some of my favorites include Ilana Kohn, James Street Co, Aliya Wanek, and Arq. I am a jumpsuit, outerwear, and beanie lover. Send me all your recommendations!
Hi there! My name is Sarah, aka lil_paczki , and I'm one of the community moderators for Lucky Sweater. I currently reside in Metro Detroit, living with my husband and 3 dogs; a lab mix, Bichon, and a Norwegian Buhund. If you ever want photos, or to chit-chat about training, AKC events, or raw feeding, let me know!
A few of my hobbies include fiber arts, farmers' markets, horror movies, and reading. I've been a fan of the Big Blue Aliens before they became famous on BookTok.
Probably, like most others in the community, my journey into sustainability started with thrifting, secondhand, and hand-me-downs—which is still my first go-to, when looking to fill wardrobe gaps, household items, etc. My journey into the slow/ethical fashion community started in late 2018, early 2019, when I began joining insta and participating in the community. It was a real eye-opener and I started to think differently about my clothing consumption and who made it. My tops brands are Free Label, Conscious Clothing, Sotela, Only Child, ARQ, Mien Studios, and American Eagle (yes, a "fast fashion" brand).
Me Made Community
The Me Made Community is moderated by Sali K, @market_gal!
I'm Sali, a 53-year-young American living the good life in Italy where I'm married to an Italian and we have a 17-year-old giant teenager.
I studied Fashion Merchandising/Marketing at university, and have always had a creative side. I love photography, art, travel, thrifting/markets, and creating (sewing and knitting!). I have always, always shopped secondhand since high school, whether it was thrift stores or garage/church sales. Now I do it at markets or online. I started getting into slow fashion too about 6 years ago. Some of my favorite brands are Ace & Jig, babaa, Injiri, Pero, and Ichi Antiquités.
I'm so happy to be a part of this app, which combines trading clothes AND building community—my favorite things!