“I now wear a lot more clothing with a purpose. I’ve learned about the benefits of wearing clothing that show respect to local culture. I think in the US and the west we talk a lot about ‘cultural appropriation’ and the harm of that, but there’s also a lot to be said for appreciating local culture.” ~Danielle Preiss, Freelance Journalist

In this video letter, Empty Hanger host Hélène Biandudi Hofer poses the following question to a fellow journalist: “How have your perceptions of clothing & dress changed now that you’re living & working abroad?”

Connected Threads is a video letter series for The Empty Hanger examining the thoughts, questions, and perceptions we have about clothing. This series looks at the impact and influence of the varied aspects of dress and fashion on its greatest consumers: every day people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds.

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