With ten plus years working in the fashion industry, primarily as a stylist and editor, I have intimately seen the ins and outs of a very destructive industry. Ninety-eight million tons of non-renewable resources are extracted per year to produce clothes that are often used for only a short time and after that sent to a landfill or incinerated. Total greenhouse gas emission from textile production is 1.2 billion tons annually. Fast fashion is the second largest environmental polluting industry in the world after the oil industry. These facts led me to create LE HARVEST. The intention was to curate a shop full of beautiful, handmade pieces, including the works of small independent labels with a shared ethos, and to up-cycle found clothing that might have otherwise ended up in a landfill. My hope is that by curating and sharing the works of talented artisans from near and far, I can help others to experience the heart and soul of handmade and do so in support of our beautiful planet.