"With so much waste and exploitation coming from the fast fashion industry I find it critical to advocate for slow, sustainable fashion."
- Kristi Reed on slow-fashion
Kristi Reed @windypeakvintage lives in the countryside of Montana just North of Yellowstone National Park with her family, dog, cat, bunnies and chickens. She has a 3.5 year old son Leon and 1.5 year old Paloma June who enjoy getting dirty and being wild and free. When Kristi isn't busy wrangling toddlers she is working at her vintage shop 'Windy Peak Vintage' in Livingston, Montana. She and her family try their best to live slow and compassionate lives with a deep connection to the nature around them.
Slow-living isn't a term Kristi throws around lightly. For her family, it's a way of life. Growing their food and making homemade mayonnaise from eggs laid by their chickens are just a few examples of day to day life in rural Montana.
Kristi shares how the simplest daily tasks like laundry teach her what's really necessary..."Our laundry dries so much faster on the line instead of the dryer. It’s funny how modernity has lead us to think certain things are more convenient or efficient when it actually might be the inverse."
At Chaboukie, we often talk about the misconceptions around fast-fashion and the true-cost of buying cheaply made goods. When it comes to this topic, Kristi definitely has a point-of-view.
"With so much waste and exploitation coming from the fast fashion industry I find it critical to advocate for slow, sustainable fashion. I do this by selling vintage and supporting small makers and designers. It feels good to know who made your clothing, what they are made of and what impact they are having on the environment."
Kristi's shop Windy Peak Vintage is a lifestyle boutique filled with vintage and ethically sourced handmade goods. Kristi curates with love and a focus on quality over quantity, living slow and embracing her close connection to nature.
Visit Kristi's blog and you'll learn about everything from how to make Rhubarb jam to baby wearing to the healing properties of CBD. We love what she has to say and look forward to all her updates on life in Montana.
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