Being born and raised in Hawaii, I’ve always been looking for a good deal and way to be eco-friendly at the same time. I’m one of those people who always wants to go thrifting but never actually goes and does it. With the great mind behind the Quarantined Closet, she has brought the ability to thrift with your phone! Meehan has created the concept of repurposing clothes that no longer serve her. She was holding onto some clothing that, after having her third baby, she no longer needed. She kept these items as something she would try to fit into again.
Clothing as Rebirth
Getting rid of the clothes helped her stop trying to compare herself to her body before she had the baby. A mental rebirth for her has created a way for a community to connect and take care of themselves and each other. I’m sure we all hold on to things that we want to work back into but sometimes it doesn’t happen with our bodies and that’s okay! As we grow, age, and change, not all the same clothes will work forever for you. But as things may not work for you anymore, someone else may find a use for it!
Clean Out Your Closet & Give Back
In starting this journey for herself, she realized that she was actually helping a lot of women reinvent themselves and be able to afford to do it as well. This was also created at the beginning of the pandemic, hence the name The Quarantined Closet which conveys a safe no contact way to exchange things. I think the most awesome part of the whole closet is that she takes whatever you will give her! This way it is super inclusive for everyone because not everyone has the same style. This also gives a great way for people that have just moved here and realized that the wardrobe they brought with them doesn’t exactly fit their new Hawaii lifestyle so they can make more room for the new Hawaii them! She also will use some of the donations and give them to the free closet for the University of the Nation students, which they can use for their time here. This closet provides for families, foster children in the community, and the students that attend there. This is a great way to give back to the community with something you no longer use/need!
Refresh Your Wardrobe in an Eco-Friendly Way
So if you’ve just moved here and or you’ve been here awhile this is a great new way to try to reduce your carbon footprint and still be able to go shopping and not have to wait for it to get shipped here. If you want more information about this wonderful closet please feel free to contact me or I can get you a way to contact Meehan!