Fashion Revolution Time!

Friday is Fashion Revolution Day. It is held on the 24th of April each year to raise awareness of the problems that exist in our fashion industry. It reminds us of how divorced many of us have become from how our clothes are actually made and reminds us to look a little deeper into our clothing purchases and ask #whomademyclothes?

It is held on the 24th of April as that is the anniversary of the collapse of Rana Plaza in Bangladesh where 1133 people were killed and over 2500 people were injured, the majority working in the garment industry. All at once images were across all media showing us the people who made many of the clothes that stock our shops, clearly depicting and answering the question who makes our clothes. But two years on once again it feels as though they have disappeared from sight and even when garment workers are depicted in media it often feels as though they are shown as one mass of people and not skilled workers who created items we enjoy wearing. As I have mentioned before I have only made one skirt but the time and effort that went into that makes me have so much respect for people who work in the garment industry.
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A Challenge for every Month!

As anyone who reads this blog know ethical and sustainable fashion is really important to me and an area I am really interested in. After the fun and informative Wartime Wardrobe Challenge last year – final round up coming I promise – I wanted to continue to challenge myself and ensure that the fundamental changes I have made are built upon so that I finally have the ethical and sustainable wardrobe that I want. 🙂 Continue reading “A Challenge for every Month!”

How does your sportswear perform? Part 1 – Howies

I have mentioned in previous posts how keen I am to start looking at ethical performance sportswear and I have decided to do a series of short posts about each of the brands that I currently have as part of my sports wardrobe, their ethical credentials, sustainability credentials and how the items I currently own perform. I will then post about some new brands I have been looking into and end with a round up. These companies have all been asked the same questions initially but how they have answered them have been different. Continue reading “How does your sportswear perform? Part 1 – Howies”