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Hi.

My name is Kaylie! I started blogging over four years ago with the intention to show women that style comes in all shapes and sizes! After taking a trip to India last year, I re-branded The Sweltering Sweater into an ethical fashion blog. I want my readers to feel good about the clothes they're wearing, as well as where they came from! 

New-Fashioned Nerd

New-Fashioned Nerd

Nerd: /nurd/ a single-minded expert in a particular field.

In "old-fashioned" terms (aka when I was younger, aka the late 90's/early 2000's) a nerd was an anti-social outcast who liked books more than they liked people. A nerd was not something you wanted to be and you definitely didn't hang out with them, or at least you didn't if you cared about your social standing - which, unfortunately, at a younger age I did. 

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But within the last few years, being a nerd has become vogue. Reading books, listening to remixed underground jazz and having an overall love for knowledge now makes you cool. I'm especially overjoyed at this because the older I get, the less I care about where I fit in the social scale and have been able to learn more about whatever subject interests me. 

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At this current time, sustainable fashion and the slow fashion movement are my passion. I've started following and learning from sustainable fashion bloggers, I listen to the Conscious Chatter Podcast and I have an ever growing list of companies that have started initiatives that benefit their workers, their companies, the planet and their consumers. 

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Some may call me a nerd, some may call me a tree hugger, but I'm proud of my new-fashion ideals. It inspires me to make the world better for the future and it's a challenge to find places that fit to my ideals. 

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So nerd alert, the new Kaylie is here to stay and I'm wearing this sweater loud and proud. 

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