Should we change our shopping habits and embrace slow fashion. Should we buy slow like it’s fast? Learn why we should support ethical retailers instead of turning away from consumerism entirely.
Red is a key colour for AW15 and ethical fashion alternatives for this season trend are not difficult to find. It won’t be long before the high street is awash with this challenging colour. However, those of us tend towards ethical fashion need not despair; here are some of my top picks from ethical fashion retailers.
Kimonos are everywhere for 2015, including in ethical fashion stores. Such a versatile wardrobe piece, they can be worn with jeans for a casual look or over a dress for something really special. Kimonos are a piece of clothing that really make you stand out from the crowd.
In this post I look at the ethical office work wear options available to those of us who favour the office “uniform” of trousers and cardie. It’s such an easy combination to wear to the office and the good news is it’s easy to find ethical options. If you work in a more traditional, corporate culture check out my ethical alternatives to formal work wear post. 1. Organic Cotton Chinos in Navy by People Tree – £85 2. Chambray Pussybow Blouse by Bibico – £49 3. Luxor Marl Wool Cardigan by Komodo – £60 4. Perforated Oxford by Wills – £75 5. Drayton Navy Chain Tote by Wilby – £65 Other Options Some other great options Liked this? Check out other alternative posts here.
Many shoppers might think it’s challenging to find formal work wear that’s ethically made. At first it can appear impossible, as many brands & shops tend to lean towards the casual market. Shirts and skirts tend to be more quirky than corporate. However, with a little bit of planning you can easily put together a formal work outfit. The solution is to think a little broader than the “black pants and shirt” uniform favoured by many office workers. A tailored dress in muted colours can always be sourced, and often in the sale section if you keep your eyes open. If your office allows the option, you can always add a pop of colour in your shoes or accessories, but if you are restrained by a black and white corporate rule book don’t despair you still have options. 1. Handwoven Philippa Dress in Navy by People Tree – £110 2. Riana Tencel Jacket by Komodo – £70 3. Tara Faux Leather Court Shoe by Beyond Skin – £99 4. Hemlock Tote in Ash by Matt and Natt – £125 (Selection of colours available) Other Options If you have scope to add some colour there’s a huge range of accessories that you could […]
Each of us can make small ethical changes in our lives to improve the lives of others and give back to the world. Here’s a little story about one of mine. Yesterday as I prepared to head out for an afternoon of coffee-sipping and post-writing I had what my Aussie boyfriend refers to as a “thong blowout”. For those of us not raised down under, that means my flip flops went to the big shoe heaven in the sky (and not some kind of kinky underwear-related fun!) I’ve had these Accessorise flip flips for a couple of years now and they’ve served me well. The light beading on the straps meant they could be dressed up or down so (in theory) I could pack less footwear for holidays. I’m also a fan of flip flops as soon as there is a hint of warmth in the London air. Couple that with an upcoming trip to Oz and these definitely needed to be replaced. Purchase justified and so the day had finally come when I could purchase a pair of Gandys flip flops. I spotted these guys about six months ago and made a mental note to source my next pair of flip flops from them. […]
Shirt dresses are going to be big for Spring and I for one am very excited about this! No matter what your shape you can find a shirt dress to flatter your figure and they can be dressed up with accessories and heels or worn casually with tights or trainers.
This is a great documentary about life in a sweatshop for anybody wondering if the inconvenience of avoiding fast fashion is really worth it. I don’t know about you, but after watching this the “sacrifices” I make seem a little trivial! Over the series we see the breaking down of the participant’s somewhat relaxed attitudes towards sweatshops and forced labour. The usual attitudes of “lucky to have a job” and “at least not a prostitute” are quite quickly eroded once the reality sets in. The film is made all the more powerful by their realisation that the nameless, faceless people they rely on for their fashion are just like them.