All posts filed under: Ethical fashion

Exposing H&M

In my last blog post – Struggles of an ethical consumer – one of my tips to overcome the struggles of an ethical consumer was to find out what high-street brands are slightly more ethical, for example Patagonia. I 100% believe and support that. I also mentioned that I recently bought I really nice basic jumper from H&M’s “conscious” collection. The jumper is made of 60% recycled cotton and by buying this product I thought at least I contributing to some sustainability, instead of going for the 100% synthetic and cheaper option. Whilst I was writing my previous post I went on H&M’s website and read the sustainability pages. I knew it was a bunch of crap. But although I knew H&M is not an ethical brand, I believed that least this “conscious” collection was a great attempt to try to do better. I thought they were contributing by making sustainability more mainstream. A day after I bought this jumper, this video pop up on my YouTube feed and I had to share it here on the blog! This video …

Struggles Of An Ethical Consumer

Ethical fashion is definitely something I have become a lot more conscious of in the past few months. I have spoken about it on the blog multiple times in posts such as What is Ethical Fashion? & What To Do With Your Unethical Items?. It has been so enlightening to learn about where my clothes come from and what I am contributing towards every time I purchase something. Sustainability is also a big one. The fabrics our clothes are made of impact our planet immensely. Whilst writing my “What is eco-fashion” post I was so shocked to see how much clothes production can damage our earth and sometimes even our health. Enough with this introduction. Let’s go straight to the point. Shopping ethically is not easy. I have a whole blog post on How To Shop Ethically, and I truly believe and use those methods to buy clothes. However, even though I would like to shop 100% ethically, there are times when I find myself in a situation where I really struggle to do so and I thought I would share …

What is Eco-Fashion?

We can not deny the impact of the fashion industry on the environment. The revolution of ‘fast fashion’ caused a demand for cheaper products which lead to the use of synthetic materials which are present in pretty much all clothes nowadays. In a previous posts I have spoken about what is ethical fashion and how to shop ethically. However, today I wanted to focus on eco-fashion. I suppose it can be interpreted as a type of ethical-fashion, but more focused on the environmental impact of clothes and their production, rather than ethics behind animal products, employees’ conditions, etc. “ECO FASHION is a broader term used for all clothing, fabrics and accessories that have been manufactured in an environmentally conscious way.” Common Synthetic materials Nylon and Polyester: these are the two most common materials used to make clothes nowadays. They are made from petrochemicals which not only damage the environment when they are being manufactured by releasing chemicals into the atmosphere but they are also non-biodegradable meaning they don’t breakdown easily and are really hard to …

What To Do With Your Unethical Items?

Today we are tackling this oh so complicated question. What should we do with all those unethical items in our closet? From leather jackets and shoes, to clothes made of wool by people in sweatshops. Once confronted with Ethical Fashion, I felt very passionate about changing the way I buy clothes. I feel extremely sorry that I ever gave money to companies who don’t care about basic human rights, but the reality is, pretty much everything I wear comes from a sweatshop. What do I do now? Here are 5 tips: ➭ Donate – Go through your clothes and donate everything you don’t like or don’t wear. I feel like if you donate those pieces to a charity shops, at least the money they make off them will be used for a good cause. ➭ Sell – Another option other than donating is to sell more expensive items such as leather jackets and shoes. You can use the money to acquire vegan and ethical pieces to replace the things you sold or to simple make some extra money. ➭ Trade – Some charity shops do swaps. Perhaps …

Ethical Brands: RawApparel

In the past few weeks I have been exploring ethical fashion, what it is, and how to do it. There are a lot of resources on the internet and I found some great ethical brands that I fell in love with. They have great products that are made ethically, therefore are free of cruelty towards animals and humans. I would like to introduce you to RawApparel today! I found this brand in the beginning of the year through Instagram. At the time they were only selling their popular vegan and cozy sweatshirts. Their beautiful Instagram made me follow them and want to know more about their products. I was very pleased when I saw the quote “All of our clothing is Vegan, Ethically Made and Environmentally Sustainable”  on their website. They have recently started selling T-shirts which I am dying to get my hands on one. They are beautiful, simple and get the message out in a stylish way, what more can we ask for! Besides clothing, they have recently launched a blog as well which …

How To Shop Ethically?

On my journey to a mindful way of living, I have confronted myself and became more conscious about the impact I have in the world as consumer. A few days ago I uncovered what Ethical Fashion is here on the blog. Thank you for the amazing response! Since then, I have started thinking about what I can do. What do I have to do to start shopping more ethically? How can I buy things and still stick to my values and beliefs? Charity Shops The first thing that comes to my mind is charity shops. Buying second-hand is a great way to buy what you need without contributing to any environmental damage and use of resources. I love charity shops! You can find the most interesting and fascinating things. You might also not find anything you like. It is always fun to hunt for something though and you might find an amazing pre-loved item that will be more unique than what is currently on the high street shops. It is also great for your wallet as things tend to …

What Is Ethical Fashion?

As a passionate plant-based bunny, I completely fell in love with how good following a vegan diet makes me feel. I love the amazing food and the amount I can eat! Not causing harm to animals and to the planet in order to eat has changed me as person and I feel so good within myself and in my skin. For a couple of weeks now I have been thinking about the fashion industry and all the horrible conditions some people have to work under. I want to live a cruelty-free life. We don’t need to cause harm to others in order to survive and thrive. I don’t want to support cruelty. Therefore, I have come to the conclusion that I have to re-think where I am putting my money and my power as a consumer. I came across the term Ethical Fashion. I am a complete beginner, so I thought I would do some research into it and find out how I can become a more conscious consumer. Ethical Fashion “Ethical Fashion is an umbrella term …