Welcome to ‘Out of the green closet’.
My name is Chantal Aimée Ehrhardt, I work as a freelance photographer.

Four years ago I took part in a shopping sabbatical by signing up for the Free Fashion Challenge. Laura de Jong started this challenge as her graduation project. She inspired me to photograph my whole wardrobe and I could never imagine what this set into motion.

Some of you might recognize the wardrobe photography from ELLE magazine (NL), where I photograph women’s wardrobes for my monthly column ‘Uit de kast’, which means ‘Out of the closet’. Inspired by the name ELLE gave to my wardrobe concept I decided to name this blog ‘Out of the green closet’.

For a long time I’ve been wanting to make a book about sustainable wardrobes, but since the project just seemed too big I kept putting it off. In december 2014 I was in Brugge, Belgium and totally by coincidence found a book on blogging: ‘How blogs work’ by Stephanie Duval, at the same time I was reading ‘Women in clothes’ and it just clicked! This was what I was going to do: BLOG! Some of the questions in the interviews are inspired or directly taken from ‘Women in Clothes’, a book that is a big inspiration for me.

This slowblog* is about inspiring, green, sustainable, slow wardrobes, in the broadest sense of the word. I hope to open up a world of possibilities of what a green wardrobe can be and look like. I’m very excited to discover them myself as well. And definetely also about the women and the stories behind them. I hope they will inspire you and that together we can make this world a better place. * we’ll be taking it slow… every month I will post a green wardrobe.

If you are curious about my other work: www.chantalehrhardt.com