Buying “local” isn’t a trend that will one day wither away like many other elements of fashion; buying “local” is apart of living a sustainable lifestyle.
I love supporting passionate designers who are making a “conscious” effort to build a business in the communities in which they live while also making a point to give back to these same communities.
One of my favorite local designers and true inspirations is Jennifer Paige Boonlorn. She is the curator behind the Soul Carrier handbag and accessory brand and calls Phoenix, Arizona home.
Jennifer’s life story is truly contagious and encouraging as she took a leap of faith and dove into fashion headfirst after realizing what drives her and what will allow her to bring to fruition her passion for design. Jennifer wanted to be true to herself while also realizing that self-discovery is a “journey.”
In her latest project, Jennifer is launching a Kickstarter campaign to debut her third collection of handbags called “Conscious Intentions” that will be featured on Kickstarter. The “Conscious Intentions” collection is made up of five styles, and the bags are made from genuine leather and cowhide fur handcrafted in Leon, Mexico. This handbag collision was designed for a muse that values simplicity and functionality and also thinks about the sustainability of everyday living both internal and external to oneself.
A portion of all proceeds generated from the campaign will go to the children’s shelter - Crisis Nursery, Inc.- in Phoenix, Arizona. Soul Carrier will be sponsoring disadvantaged children and providing uniforms, backpacks and school supplies for the coming year.
“I’m on a journey to advance conscious fashion, spark rich collisions and powerful conversations when people stop to inquire what a Soul Carrier Bag is!”
– Jennifer Paige Boonlorn
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ASHIA SYDNEY JOHNSON
Enjoy my fashion memoir filled with personal and aesthetic color. I hope it inspires your own reflective journey. ♡