One small step at a time
“The path to sustainability is a journey, and we can all start by taking small steps to get there”
Our next Petit Pli Portrait blog features wonder mother Rachel, who is responsible for Depop's global seller organisation. Rachel began her parenting journey during lockdown and her LittleHuman has been loving conquering mother Earth in our mini bottoms and pullover set in Ferrous Clay. Our Clothes that Grow are made to be lightweight and super soft against the skin so they can be worn as outerwear or on their own! We are so happy to have had the opportunity to get to know Rachel better and get a glimpse of her everyday life as a new parent.
1. What does parenthood mean to you?
Taking on a new role in life, one that for me is incredibly fulfilling. Learning who my daughter is and helping her to navigate the world. Discovering and developing a new relationship.
2. What is an average day like?
A mix of caring for my little one and making time for my own needs too! Lots of smiles, cuddles and discovery. On weekdays I work from home now, so I am lucky to be able to spend my breaks and spare moments with my daughter.
3. What has been a window of joy for you during the pandemic?
The opportunity to focus on my family, hunkering down just the 3 of us. My daughter was a lockdown baby, so seeing her grow brought us a huge amount of joy. The pace of life has also slowed down for us, which has made us more aware of the present moment. I have learnt to appreciate the power of now instead of counting down to future plans!
4. What does sustainability mean to you?
It’s about taking responsibility as an individual and as a society. The path to sustainability is a journey and we can all start by taking small steps to get there. What we collectively choose today as individuals can have a lasting impact on our future generations.
5. If you could go back in time to speak to your LitlleHuman self what would you say?
Worry less, explore what you love more and don’t grow up too fast - there’s plenty of time for adulting!
Taking inspiration from Rachel, we encourage you to look at a sustainable lifestyle like a long slow walk rather than sprint. If we all come together and make small changes, one step at a time, we can make a change for our Mother Earth.