What are your lifestyle essentials?
With skincare, eye cream is a must for me because I have the darkest eyebags despite having enough sleep. I also make sure to use sunscreen and moisturiser to keep the skin healthy and hydrated. I've only begun switching to sustainable products so I have a natural cream blush that can be used for the eyes, cheeks and lips so it’s easy to bring anywhere. I also use shampoo bars from Mayumi and their scent actually lasts longer than normal bottled shampoo, for my hair at least. I have a 'kikay' (vanity) kit in my bag, which has the blush, a small perfume, hand cream, hand sanitizer, efficascent balm for headaches, band-aids and a lip gloss for special events.
Where do you see yourself and Re Clothing five years from now?
With Re Clothing, I hope to have hired more Filipino garment workers because they're the real heroes of every clothing brand and I think it's important to treat them well and give them credit for all that they do. I also hope to have more physical branches with the main branch featuring a live garment process wherein people can see how clothing is made and the long and tedious process it takes to create a single garment. I think it will show people the value of their clothing and will hopefully make them cherish their clothes more.
Left: Re Clothing embroidery; Right: The founder, Bianca Gregorio, at a bazaar
As for myself, well, Re Clothing is already a big part of my goals but I also want to create more change in the sustainable fashion industry. I'm a social media manager for Fashion Revolution, which is an NGO that aims to promote transparency in the industry. This is something I want to promote further, and also maybe start more passion projects. I love fashion and I like showing people that dressing sustainably isn't boring so I want to create something along that topic. I have so many ideas that I just want to put out but, of course, I want to do it well and that takes time, so just watch out for a lot of exciting things from Re Clothing and me.
This interview was edited for brevity and clarity.
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