Hello all, and happy Bank Holiday Monday!
This past week I’ve taken some time away from The Casual Stylist, after finishing the Spring 10×10 challenge I felt I needed to step away for a moment to reload and refresh my mind! I’ve been planning a few posts I’m excited to get going with, so hopefully you’ll enjoy them too!
So last week was Fashion Revolution Week, and although I was absent from my blog I was avidly reading posts and liking Instagrams along the way.
If you missed it, here’s a quick summary of what it’s all about, direct from the Fashion Revolution website:
Fashion Revolution Week is our #whomademyclothes campaign in April, which happens at the time of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, where 1,138 people were killed and many more injured on 24th April 2013.
We use this week to encourage millions of people to
ask brands ‘Who made my clothes’ and demand greater transparency in the fashion supply chain.
There’s been so many people getting involved across all platforms, and some great brands responding and showing us exactly #whomademyclothes.
It’s definitely made me think even more about ways in which I can help towards a more transparent and fair fashion industry. That’s why I thought it’d be fun to share some ways I intend to do this over the next few days.
Ethical and sustainable fashion is something I hear a lot about, but perhaps it doesn’t always need to mean buying new pieces from these ethical brands. Sure, once the things I already own are worn out, I’ll be thinking twice about where I repurchase from, but until then I’m enjoying wearing what I currently own, and not making any unnecessary fast fashion purchases.
Another fun idea I’ve seen last week is a ‘haulternative’. I intend to have a look through my wardrobe and storage boxes to see if there’s any pieces I’ve missed and might just work out great in my Spring and Summer Capsule, instead of buying new.
And this weekend I’m going to a Vintage clothing fair, something I’ve never done before as I always find rummaging through stores too much hard work. But what better way to introduce something new to your wardrobe without the impact and guilt from purchasing fast fashion.
So tell me, how did you get involved with Fashion Revolution Week? Do you shop second hand or thrift stores? And have you done a ‘haulternative’ recently? Let me know!
PS. Visit the Fashion Revolution site for loads of information about the movement! I’ve been reading up : )
Much of the global fashion industry is opaque, exploitative and environmentally damaging and desperately needs revolutionary change. We love fashion, but we don’t want our clothes to come at the cost of people or our planet.
Fashion Revolution is a global movement calling
for greater transparency, sustainability and
ethics in the fashion industry.
We want to unite the fashion industry and ignite a revolution to radically change the way our clothes are sourced, produced and purchased, so that what the world wears has been made in a safe, clean and fair way.