Hello lovelies, I hope you are well today.
Today I thought I would have a chat about a topic that I think a lot of people have been talking about and that is ‘Sustainable Fashion’ I have always been a huge fan of Stacey Dooley’s documentaries, I love her ability to tell a story and give you insights and understanding that would otherwise be difficult to comprehend.
Knowing what Stacey’s documentaries are usually like, I’m not going to lie, when I found that she’d done one about “Fashions Dirty Secrets” I was worried that it would completely destroy my love of fashion and make me not want to blog anymore. And to be honest it did a little bit. But in good way, I like to consider myself as conscientious about the environment and watching her documentary certainly made me want to think more about my love of fashion.
“I do want to go back to owning clothes and loving them rather than consuming them”
So I thought I’d give you some tips to how I am going to work on being more environmentally friendly. Cause lets face it we’ve only got one planet and we need to be more responsible for looking after it.
CHARITY SHOP TREASURES
If you have been following my blog for a while you will know that I love hunting the charity shops. It is amazing what you can find if you just take the time to look. Shopping in charity shops is a great way to help the environment because you are finding love in second hand clothes rather than buying fresh off the rails. It prevents those clothes heading to the landfill and of course you are having a positive effect on the charities also.
REVAMPING YOUR OLD CLOTHES
A great way to help the environment is by revamping clothes that you already have. Some ways that you could do this could be to dye them with natural dyes or you could embellish them with patches or studs. Here is a previous post were I spruced up my old denim jacket! (here)
SELLING AND BUYING FROM WEBSITES
There are a lot of websites now where you can buy and sell items and its a great way to revamp your wardrobe without spending lots of money. Some of these would include: Ebay, Depop, Shpock as well as the Facbook Webpage.
SHOP THIS LOOK
Denim Pinafore – New Look – £19.99 – (similar here)
Pink Jumper – Dorothy Perkins – was £26.00 now £7.00 (similar here)
Pink Leather Converse – Office – gift – (similar here)
So if you get a chance to watch this documentary then I definitely would, and I would be surprised if you didn’t want to make changes also. If so then I hope you find this useful.
Love this idea of sustainable fashion. I have definitely been someone who just bought and bought clothes and was never truly in love with them. I find myself narrowing down my style more and more the older I get, cleaning out what I don’t need, and only purchasing/keeping things I love and love on me. Great post!
Do you mind checking our my recent haul post?
– Mena | https://menanwabenu.com/index.php/2018/10/23/huge-fall-clothing-haul-forever-21-discovery-co-and-ross/
I love this idea! Great read, thank you for sharing. Xx