Sarah Steen is the owner of Subject Matter, a Brooklyn based vintage shop that emphasizes the importance of choosing secondhand first. Her professional background includes education and experience in fashion production, buying, and sales, while her personal passion has always been treasure hunting at thrift shops.
Sarah believes items from the past tell stories and their history has the power to teach us lessons. Lessons about science, lessons about nature, lessons about kindness. Thus Subject Matter was created to imagine a world where secondhand is the path to a better fashion industry but education is the key to a better planet. Sarah joined the NYC Fair Trade Coalition to meet other individuals supporting this shift toward a better future.