Thursday, 24 November 2011
A week or two ago Ceri Heathcote sent me an email telling me all about her ethical fashion blog which you should definitely check out, and a competition she is running. Since then I have been pondering what to put together to illustrate a little ethical fashion. When I get chance to do a little thrift shopping I always feel a little guilty that a lot of the clothes in my wardrobe are high street and I vow to make an effort to shop in thrift stores more often.
I always seem to forget that many of the items in my wardrobe theses days seem to come from eBay which means most are second hand or vintage. Surely that counts as being ethically responsible with my clothing choices? While it can be quite easy to spend a bit more on eBay that you would normally spend on a second hand item it is still a great marketplace for buying clothing with a little ethical consideration.
The coat is a new acquisition, a vintage camel coat that I love, it is a great length and I think it is going to go with everything. The dress is a Cath Kidston dress, also from eBay, that I hemmed a bit shorter since I love the floral patterns but the dresses always come up really long on me. My hemming isn't the best, it is in fact very crooked so I think I might have to have another go to straighten it out. Even the shoes are from eBay, I nearly bought them so many times when they were in Topshop and was sorry to miss out. When I first discovered eBay they were my first purchase!
So this is my impression of ethical fashion, second hand bargains from eBay. What do you think of ethical fashion? How ethical is your wardrobe?