In this age of fast fashion where stores such as Forever 21 and H&M are growing in popularity, Lauren Danuser decided to take a different approach when she opened up her store The Local Nomad. It was a dream of Danuser’s to own her own shop and five months after moving to the Phoenix area from San Francisco, her dreams became a reality.
Falling in love with the idea of bringing unique items and “treasures” from different parts of the world to the local community, began her journey into the slow fashion movement which allowed her to work with vendors locally, as well as internationally. For those who don’t know exactly what “slow fashion” means; the slow fashion movement strives to buy and sell sustainably and ethically made goods.
This means that the workers are paid fairly, are working in a safe environment and the merchandise itself is made…
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