Gina Stovell has been called many things: climate scientists, onetime geological consultant, sustainability evangelists (that's me who called her that, not a title she'd give herself), entrepreneur, and, most recently, pioneer of the resurgence of flow fashion.
In 2016, Gina began sewing her own wardrobe after not finding sustainable options that fit her aesthetic and lifestyle. In 2018, after moving from New York City to Los Angeles, inspired by a vibrant community of independent designers and artisans to start Two Days Off. From the outset she was unsure of what it meant to be an entrepreneur, but she used that beginner’s mind to her advantage to build a business for the new age we live in. One thing she was sure of is the urgency to respond to the climate crisis. The time we live in requires a new way of doing business. Production and consumption patterns need to be rethought. It is for this reason that Gina has chosen to grow Two Days Off slowly as she taps her scientist background and experiments to find the most environmentally and socially responsible way to operate.
Every item from Two Days Off is made to order from deadstock fabric that has already been constructed but left unused. According to their site, "this means the lead time for made-to-order garments is at least 4 weeks.During that time we cut, sew, and finish each garment with a close eye for detail and quality. For our small-batch runs, pieces are often limited edition, meaning just you and a few others will own it."
The clothes are made primarily from natural fiber textiles (i.e. linen, cotton, wool and hemp) cut and sown in small batches in Los Angels, and shipped plastic free.
We intervied Gina through our sister podcast, Who's Saving the Planet. Check out her full episode here.