I used to be a shopping addict with more than 80 clothes and now I own 15 clothes and two shoes. Hello friends, this is Youheum and I’m doing a full tour of my capsule wardrobe. I will share the thought process behind the fabric that I choose and the brands that I choose to purchase from. I will also share how I use ranger roll to keep my socks and my underwear compact. I will also share my fabric freshener recipe and the tools that I use to do laundry by hand. I keep everything I have in this coat closet that is in the living room space. It’s pretty small but just enough to keep everything I own and my sister actually uses the bedroom so the walk-in closet is hers. She’s also Minimalist but she doesn’t practice Extreme Minimalism like me. Also, be sure to let me know what your favorite fabrics are and the reason why you love it so much right now. I’m really in love with linen and hemp fabrics. For bottoms, I own one linen shorts linen pants one yoga pants and everyday black pants. I also have long underwear. I choose natural and muted colors to have less stimulation. All my clothes are multifunctional for both indoor and outdoor. I own four tops two of them are actually wool black tops that I bought before going Vegan. I have one dress for everyday and formal wear. For outers, I have one linen wrap jacket, a fleece jacket with a lot of cat hair 😀 a used down jacket, indoor robe, and a windbreaker. I usually don’t wear a bra but I do have one recycled cotton and plant dyed bra. This is my one and only favorite swimsuit. I have three underwears plus the one that I’m wearing so four in total. I own three socks. These are also wool that I bought before committing to Veganism. These are my accessories including my favorite linen bandana. I own two travel bags and one jute bag that I made. Now on to the shoes! I wear barefoot Minimalist shoes with a zero drop. I will do a video on this in the future if you want to know more. I also have a Huaraches sandal that I made. You can find the instructions at Xero Shoes which I will link in the descriptions. I wash my clothes with my Scrubba bag and a non-toxic homemade detergent that I made which I will leave the recipe in the description. I use a blend of essential oil and distilled water for my fabric freshener. It’s all natural and toxic-free. I also want to share my ranger roll technique that I use to keep my underwear and my socks compact especially when I’m traveling. So I’ll do a little demo right now just to show you how it is but if you want to know more and apply it to your tops and even your bottoms and your jackets then I’ll leave the descriptions to some of the YouTube videos that you can watch to learn more. Most of the clothes that I have been used or handmade. The ones that are handmade are my linen, hemp, and cotton clothes that I usually buy from Etsy. They’re sweatshop free, not mass produced, and they’re owned by small companies and independent sellers. These are all from the same shop called Linen Fox which I will link in the descriptions. I have my synthetic materials here which are bought used from Ebay thrift shops, or Poshmark, which is an app that I used to use to resell all my clothes. These are usually the ones that I wear when I’m going hiking, camping, and biking because I prefer to wear outdoor clothes instead of my fragile linen clothes when I’m out in the woods or biking. So I prefer these 🙂 For my bags and shoes, I think that Merrell and Timbuk are not the most sustainable brands. But it was really difficult for me to find the exact one that I wanted from a more conscious brand. So for me, I can always try to strive for perfection and force myself to be 100% sustainable in my journey, but after many years of trial and error I learned that it doesn’t always have to look perfect. Because that’s the biggest barrier for most people when it comes to transitioning to a minimal and sustainable lifestyle, a lot of people assume that they have to be perfect and they know that they’re gonna fail somehow and they can’t be perfect. So they don’t even try in the first place. It’s ok to not meet the standard of sustainable fashion 100%. Especially if you’re just starting out and you’re hesitant about spending money and really committing because it might be difficult for some people to just buy 100% organic, GOT certified, anti- fast fashion, and sweatshop free. So we need to be more flexible and do what we can at the moment. This way you can find your own balance of how many clothes are enough and what kind of clothes are best for you. I started downsizing with Konmari’s method about 5 years ago. And then I just wanted more because I wanted to spend less time on on choosing the outfit that I have to wear and I want to spend more valuable time on growing my business and self-improvement. So what I did was I took a more extreme path by reading “Goodbye Things” by Fumio Sasaki and he has a very Extreme Minimalist lifestyle and he inspired me to just downsize my clothes and make it simple so I can live the life that I want and I can be spending my precious energy, my money, space, and time on things that really matter. So he really motivated me to really think about what’s important in my life and not be fearful of not having enough and not having material abundance. To get you started on a more sustainable habit of consumption, I recommend that you buy used or handmade clothes from ethically sourced companies. But this is just if you are willing and if you’re open to this and If you want to take it even further you can choose something like organic hemp or linen to make your materials more natural and aligned with the Earth. I’m really glad that you joined me today to listen to my story and to get a full tour of my closet. If you want more on Minimalism, you can visit my blog to download the full list of things to get rid of to feel happy with less. Be sure to subscribe to my channel and like this video if you enjoyed it. I hope to see you again soon!