Recently, Annika of Pineneedle Collective just launched her selection of patches and she talked about the manufacturing process of her products. Then she mentioned certifications that ensure that certain clothing labels or factories are ethical and fair. That's when I realise that aside from the perpetrators—the designers and manufacturers—and the influencers, fair and ethical fashion gets a lot of help from organisations as well. These are the organisations and foundations that ensure the sustainability of the fashion industry and provide information for manufacturers and consumers alike on the topic of ethical fashion.
If you don't have the budget to buy from ethical brands, there are other ethical ways to acquire your clothes, i.e. thrifting. However, if you're a newbie to this whole ordeal, there are definitely some ways you can make the thrifting situation a smooth sailing. Having been thrifting since only 2011, I know I'm probably no expert, but I thought I'd share some of the things I've learnt over the years. I'd be sure to make this applicable for both on- and offline.
If you've been following the blog for a while, you'd probably notice that I'm not much of a DIY master. That being said, I think DIYing things is such a fun activity to do and I'm definitely a sucker for personalised items—and what better way is there to do so than DIY? These tips will be equipped with recommendations of the best and easiest DIYs that I know—and may have tried before—so even the most amateur of DIYer will be able to follow.
One of my biggest pride as blogger is in my ability to remix my clothes. Following the original idea from A Beautiful Mess, back in 2012 I made my own version of the Fashion Mixology. While ABM created 8 outfits using 8 pieces, I made 6 outfits using 6 pieces. It was my one and only attempt, but it was a lot of fun. I think most people often find it hard to remix their clothes, thus keep buying new pieces that they only wear 1-2 times before tossing away. I hope this will inspire some of you and help you wear your clothes to its maximum potential.
Saving the best for last, I'll close Fashion Revolution Week with a list of my favourite ethical fashion bloggers from across the globe. If you want ethical brand recommendations, tips on turning your closet fair and other such inspirations, these are the people to follow. I applaud their passion to support brands who treat their workers right and inspire people to be conscious consumers, instead of exploiting the latest trends and encouraging people to spend without considering its negative impacts on others. If we have more influencers like this, the world could be advancing in the right direction.
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