Along with welcoming in a brand new year, this New Years Eve brought fresh hopes for more change in the fashion industry. Whilst much has happened in 2013 and many new and exciting ethical fashion brands have emerged proving that there is no need to compromise on style or ethics, there is still a long way to go. We are really pleased that there are so many inspirational people out there that are helping to inspire and spread the word that we don’t all have to be perfect but making a few small changes to your shopping habits can make a big difference. So for the first ethical fashion and style inspiration round up of 2014, I wanted to share with you some of my favourite posts and websites.
I have been reading Style Bubble for many years in fact it was Susie’s amazing blog that inspired me to start blogging over 6 years ago. I was really pleased to read Susie’s interview with the very inspirational Orsola Castro of From Somewhere and to read her thoughful commentary on the subject of ethical fashion in her post Half Arsed Ethics. Susie makes the very valid point that whilst the ‘perfect’ guilt free wardrobe may be unattainable for many, but that caring a little is better than not caring at all.
Over at Feelgood Style, Becky Striepe has written an interesting post about Ethical Fashion and Why Shipping Matters. She features the TED talk by Rose George and explains one aspect of why buying locally could be the most ethical and sustainable option. If you are the look out for clothes that have been Made in Britain, please check out this section on style-is.co.uk.
On the subject of ethical fashion, I think just about everyone is in agreement that it needs to both feel and look amazing. Rachel Manns is a very talented photographer that is excited by sustainability and dedicated to ethical fashion brands. Rachel works as a UK correspondant for Peppermint Magazine and also for brands including Luva Huva, ethical lingerie and Brothers We Stand, ethical menswear. You can check out her latest photographs for Luva Huva here.
Can Fashion Change the World? at the V & A was a talk by Lucy Siegle and Livia Firth which unfortunately I was unable to attend. If you are interested to know more about this talk and the Green Carpet Challenge that was initiated by the pair, you can read all about it in this article for Impact, the University of Nottingham’s student magazine in this article by Rachael at sustainathread.blogspot.co.uk.
Image – Dress by From Somewhere (designer label created by Ethical fashion pioneers Orsola De Castro and Filippo Ricci)
I hope that you are having a fantastic 2014 so far!Pin It