My name is Kayla Harnish and I am the founder and editor of The Audax Journal, an ethical fashion blog with a goal to inspire modern women to make the switch to an ethical wardrobe (without sacrificing their unique style.)
Where are you from? I was born in a small town off the gulf coast of Florida, but spent a good portion of my childhood in the maritimes of Canada. Just spent 3 beautiful years Abu Dhabi, UAE and am now setting up in southern Alabama.
What is your style like? Depends on the mood. Usually, I resort to dark separates with a touch of masculinity. That’s my comfort zone. It’s not uncommon, however, to find me looking like a 1950’s housewife or a gypsy pirate.
Why ethical fashion? I have a deep appreciation for the environment and cannot accept deciding to wear clothes that harm it. You protect what you fall in love with – and I am absolutely in love with this planet…..and my wardrobe. Having an ethical wardrobe allows me to find balance in loving both.
What is your profession? When I am not developing content for The Audax Journal – I am a traveling freelance photographer.
The word Audax is latin for “bold, daring” (pronounced aw-daks). I tend to gravitate towards bold pieces, bright colors, things that stand out. There is a common misconception that an ethical wardrobe is boring due to the minimal selection of eco-friendly materials. The Audax Journal is here as proof that you can have a bright, beautiful, ethical wardrobe without giving up your love for color.
The symbol in our logo is the Viking Rune inguz. While it has many meanings, it essentially represents the beginning and end of a phase. We want to inspire people to end the harmful trend of fast fashion and transition to an ethical wardrobe for life.