I'm serious. We had two suitcases and a backpack. Needless to say, I left most of my wardrobe in North America.
Several years ago, we made a commitment to buying clothing with origins we could be confident of. This led us to a lot of fair trade, and hand made adventures, but also to second hand shopping. Second hand is in my mind, a valuable alternative. It gives clothes a new life, saves them from being thrown out, and allows me to give my money to individuals or community organizations rather than large corporations.
It's a challenge, and sometimes I slip up. But for the most part, I feel better when I can take confidence in where my clothes and accessories come from. This is a value that's really important to me- it fits with my goal statement and is in my mind part of a healthy lifestyle.
(as a side note: there will be no weekend craftiness post this Monday. I have big adventures planned over the weekend and early next week which I will share here soon! So, there will be no time for crafting! I'll see you on Wednesday to share my quote for the month of June)