HEMSMITH is a minimalist brand focusing on seasonless apparel for the modern person, but why do we choose to be minimalists ourselves? Beyond the multiple overstated reasons that can be found through a simple Google search, here are three of our own.
The most understated value about living a minimalist lifestyle is education. Through the process of cleaning your household, buying fewer materialistic possessions, and creating more room for comfort, you learn about yourself. You learn about your own personal values, your good vs. bad habits, and your lifestyle. Living through a minimalist's viewpoint, you learn to fix the messes hidden underneath and discipline yourself on the trivial (including where to spend your money).
QUALITY OVER QUANTITY
Everyone repeats "less is more", but what does that actually look like? For the minimalist, it means not buying multiple shirts from the nearest fast fashion brand that will be gathering dust in your closet in 2 months time because it ripped after one wash - instead, saving up to buy one quality outfit that you can be proud to wear this year, next year, and the year after that.
We all know that minimalism is about cleanliness, but cleanliness isn't just for the sake of "being clean". It's also for your peace of mind, some room to breathe. Being able to confidently show yourself and everything you possess to people around you in true form without touching a feather is only half of the argument. The other side is all about you. It's about giving yourself some much needed space and air for calmness.