• Thoughts

    Weekend Thoughts : is there a solution?

    So I read a lot about all these great brands and designers making and selling ethical and sustainable products and that is great, but on the wider scale of things what is the solution to fast fashion and the high street? Obviously it’s a very complicated subject, and I really don’t know much about economics and I don’t want to pretend I do, but is there a solution out there to make things better or is it just a case of little by little? I find it difficult to articulate myself sometimes so I am just going write down my thoughts in bullet points, and hope that does the job.…

  • shopping,  Style,  Thoughts

    Weekend Thoughts : Default Slavery

    I’m an ethical blogger but at the weekend I caved and bought a earrings from a high street shop because I was tired, wanted something nice and couldn’t be bothered to go to the charity shops. So a few weeks ago I wrote a post where I laid out all the outfits I wanted to wear to various upcoming weddings, (you can read it here). However when it came to two of the most recent weddings I realised that actually the Vivienne Westwood dress is more than a little snug on me now and is definitely not appropriate for a casual country wedding. Luckily I had the pink dress on…

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    Weekend Thoughts : Empowerment

      I read a blog post recently asking the question of wether fashion is empowering for women, it was a good post and had some great points but I noticed it only touched on one step in a garments life cycle. The step where it is bought and styled. Yes! fashion can be and should be empowering for women. We should be able to dress however we want, in a way that makes us feel good without any outwardly spoken judgment from other people. I love the power of clothes, the way they can make you feel, the memories they can hold and the possibilities they can provide, even if…

  • Thoughts

    Value

    This weekends thoughts or musings are about VALUE. How do we determine the value of an item of clothing? And what makes something GOOD value? By how much it costs? By the quality? By the quantity?     I like to think it’s a combination of the first two. It’s important to think about the item as a whole and to not just take it on face value. False economy is an annoying trick that makes you think you are buying something of value because it’s cheap but the quantity may be high, like a £2 Primark T-shirt or washing up liquid. But if that T-shirt doesn’t last more than…

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    Weekend thoughts : Inclusivity in the Sustainable / ethical fashion world.

    Since starting this project just over a month ago my eyes have been opened to an overwhelming amount of brands, bloggers, designers, journalists, websites, the lot! All related to sustainability and ethics within the clothing industry. A couple of questions have come out of it though which I would like to look in to more, one of them being inclusivity. Due to the nature of the slow fashion movement, materials and labour naturally costs more. So of course the end product costs more than. Lots of us can champion the idea of saving up and buying as an investment, rejecting false economy purchases and supporting local businesses, but what happens if…