Hudson, New York fiber artist and conscious crafter Katrina Rodabaugh is a slow fashion icon. Since 2013 she has been on a sustainability mission to make, thrift, or mend her own wardrobe.
Katrina shares her love of sustainable fashion and techniques for mending and natural dyes with her 25K followers on Instagram and students in sought after classes all across the country. In short, she's awesome!
Katrina's newest book MENDING MATTERS: STITCH, PATCH, AND REPAIR YOUR FAVORITE DENIM & MORE, is available starting today, from Abrams Books. It is full of over 20 easy to follow step by step instructions on simple and effective mending techniques and projects to repair and better care for your clothes and the environment.
Not only is the book wonderfully written and full of slow fashion inspiration, but the gorgeous photography of Karen Pearson highlights the beauty and uniqueness of a slow fashion wardrobe. I can't wait to get started!
To celebrate the release of her newest book, I asked Katrina to share with us her #thesethreethings, life lessons that have stuck with her though the years. Here's what she had to say:
1. Touch the earth. Whatever that means for you, just go touch the earth. Maybe it's gardening--growing food, herbs, medicine, dye plants, or flowers. Or maybe it's hiking, camping, or walking barefoot on the beach. Or maybe it's just going to a local park and sitting on a blanket on the ground. I think we've lost our connection with the natural world but sometimes we just need to literally go touch the earth to reconnect.
Thanks so much Katrina!
To learn more about Katrina Rodabaugh, follow along with her adventures below:
Photography: Courtesy of Katrina Rodabaugh and Karen Pearson
Katrina wears her Zelma Rose Cholla Bolo in photo 1+2 and her Bonita Necklace in photo 5.