Arren and Evie

Meet the Momtog

I am Arren Mills, a minimalist mother. I inherited my minimalist lifestyle pretty early on in my life simply because I came from a poor immigrant family. We reused, refashioned, — well, basically, re-EVERYTHING; from big butter plastic containers to hold leftovers to hand-me-downs and thrift store hunts for school supplies, we did it. It was our way of life. I was grateful to understand that beauty and life was not always associated with “new.”

Shortly before I got married and became a mother, I was in the Philippines teaching high school students about human trafficking and forced labor prevention. Nine months of exchanging stories, shedding tears, and living out of a suitcase, I came back with a fiery passion to share more than information about human trafficking and forced labor. I wanted to share through my actions — particularly my closet. On my 25th birthday, I pledged to (1) only buy “new” from ethical, slow fashion companies who support human rights through fair-trade and (2) buy secondhand to save the world from drowning in clothing waste.

My blogs are for you if you are at least one of the following:

  • if you are a mom

  • if you care about your physical, mental, and emotional health

  • if you are an aspiring minimalist

  • if you want to make a change about human trafficking and forced labor

  • if you want to make the world a greener place

If you are one (or all) of those, then I hope that my experiences can help you when you need it the most.

Much love,

Arren Mills