What about Clothes? Do you wear them for yourself or for others? Do you see yourself or see the reflection of your peers?
There is scientific proof to the idea that you should dress not how you feel, but how you want to feel. Which clothes make you feel powerful? Sexy? In control? Wealthy? (Dr. Baumgartner)
The two powerful aspect of clothing you choose are:
- Clothes are sending a message to those around you.
- Clothes are also sending message to you, yourself.
Most people get stuck in the first aspect of clothing. They are trying to achieve something which they are not through clothing. They are either trying to impress the peers, show wealth through brands, wear inappropriate clothes or wear something to make one look powerful which one may not be.
Wardrobe should be practically and wisely planned. It should not only reflect the person and personality but also the mood of the occasion and profession. When such a planning happens there will never be a wardrobe malfunction literally.
The most important aspect of clothing which most of the folks miss is that the clothes are sending messages to you. There is this energy in clothing which tell you every moment of the day or night whether it is right or wrong. We need to pay attention. We need feel that energy.
The doctoral research of Dr.Sharmila on Consciousness in handloom processes reveals that there is energy imbibed in the fabric which comes from the conscious connect of the weaver. This energy helps the wearer enhance his energy (aura) and prolonged usage can give immense health benefits.
In the times of mass manufacturing there is no conscious connect to any process or product. The assembly line worker doesn’t sometimes know which part of what is making, where it is going and who is wearing. The loss of such connect has created a havoc in the lives of people who make and who wear it and in the larger gamut has depleted the environment of its fineness and resources.
From 2-4 pairs of perfectly customized clothing just a few decades ago we have arrived at the madness of materialism with wardrobes bursting out with synthetic, ill fitted, badly made clothing. It is not only showing its ill effects on human health and psychology but also on the growing depletion on the environment. Today is the right time to shift, make changes in the way you think about clothes and the way you plan your wardrobe.
There’s no one piece or style that makes a person look successful. Dr. Baumgartner recommends the basics when trying to project a positive image: the little black dress, the blazer, the pumps. “With classics, history has done the work for you. It has lasted throughout time, so you already know it works,” she says. And what is it that makes a classic a classic? “It has multiple functions, and it’s appropriate for different age ranges and body types. It became a classic because it works no matter who you are.”
Changing your wardrobe consciously will not only change the way you look and feel it will change the lives of many artisans and weavers. The people in the rural who make conscious choices around handloom and khadi who make cloth with their soul in it will turn therapist to you through their positive energy imbibed in the clothing. The rituals they follow, the connect they have, the passion they imbibe in weaving fabrics will shift the concept of clothing once you try on. There is a constant detoxing that happens of the space, the raw material the final fabric. What is required today is for each one us to pause, pay attention, feel the energy and acknowledge the weavers bit in the clothing.
Man has harnessed the goodness of the earth for centuries. It is the time to deposit some goodness back in the environment by embracing the grass root technology called Khadi and Handloom!!!
Change Wardrobe – Change Lives