Message From Our Founder
Hello! I am the founder of Good Conscience New York. Many of you may know me, but my name is not important, because this brand is not about me it is about us. I’m not using this brand as a platform for myself. I’d also like to preface this by saying I am not very good with my words, which is why I resort to art as an outlet. But I hope by reading this you can understand mental health a little better.
Over the last few years, I struggled with my own share of mental health issues: depression, anxiety, ADHD, and an eating disorder. I’ve ruined relationships, made a lot of mistakes, and hurt some people in the process. For so long I was ashamed and embarrassed and did not seek the help I needed. Society makes you feel bad about mental health. People have this misconception that others judge you for suffering, or for receiving help. They’ll think of you as “crazy” or “unstable,” when in reality you’re not. Add Social media in the mix, and the problem worsens. Because social media allows us to depict what we want people to see in our lives, making everything seem so perfect and unrealistic, when in reality, no one is perfect, neither is life. Life can be hard, and extremely overwhelming. After years of struggle, I realized I was not alone and that my mental health struggles were nothing to be ashamed of. There is nothing wrong with me or you for struggling with mental health. We’re human. We’re not perfect. We make mistakes. We did not ask to be born. But that’s okay. Life is beautiful when you sit back and realize that.
Good Conscience is not just a sustainable clothing company, it is also an informative support system created to help all of you. I decided to start Good Conscience to help others learn more about themselves, their struggles, and the serious issues we face today (such as climate change and other social justice issues). Not everyone has the same access to education, and that in itself is a problem. I believe knowledge is power, and with it, you’re able to understand the world better.
Starting Good Conscience has helped me in ways I cannot explain. I’ve learned so much about myself, the environment, and others. While I still have bad days, like anyone else, Good Conscience has allowed me to heal and become a more confident, empathetic, and conscious person. I want to dedicate my life to help others feel the same way and be better versions of themselves, that way they too can find what makes them happy and run with it. No one should feel bad for their struggles, instead, we should see them as what they truly are: a superpower. People who struggle with mental health can bounce back and make something truly beautiful out of their experience- like a phoenix rising from the ashes.
I believe talking about a problem, solves the problem. What I hope to do is start a conversation about issues that impact people, so they know
1. They are not alone
2. They are important
3. We support them.
Mental health is really hard, especially if you have no one to talk to about your feelings and thoughts. We’re here for you and want you to know it’s okay to struggle- you're only human.
Each product is made from the most sustainable fabrics, packaged in the most sustainable materials. It supports fair trade & ethical labor, ensuring all people involved are paid livable wages. Everything is made with as high quality as possible and takes more time to be produced because it is made with extra love and care in Los Angeles, California, where I can track down where every fiber is grown, spun, dyed, sewn, etc.
$10 of EACH PRODUCT will be donated to a specific charity each design supports.
I am over the moon to embark on this journey and learn so much alongside all of you. I want you all to know you’re never alone and we’re so lucky to be on this planet (WHICH IS WHY WE SHOULD SAVE IT FROM CLIMATE CHANGE). Anyway- Let’s start the conversation and let’s help others feed good into their conscience. <3
Founder & Creative Designer of Good Conscience