Ethical Fashion

ASOS Africa Review

I’ve been meaning to write a review of my wonderful ASOS Africa dress for ages, so here it is! ASOS Africa is an ongoing fashion collection from a collaboration between the online retailer and clothing manufacturer Soko, available here. It is full of bold silouhettes, bright colours and eye-catching prints, reflecting tribal tradition but with a modern twist. The range is manufactured in Kenya where “each piece is made under fair-trade principles using local craftsmanship”. 

 

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Cruelty-Free Fashion

Picture from http://www.veganfashionblog.com/ (a great read!)

Hello lovely reader, it’s Ruth here! About two months ago, I decided to turn vegan after a long stint of being an ethical vegetarian. It’s been tough-going at times especially while being a new university student learning to cook for myself, being pretty strapped for cash, and because of my eating disorder (which you can read about here) but I’m not giving up anytime soon! In fact, I’ve been thinking about extending this veganism, which by definition is a means to reduce the exploitation of animals, therefore isn’t confined just to food, so of course I’m referring to the big scary fashion world. Read more to find out my top ethical fashion blog and cruelty-free wishlist.

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Misty Mountain Swap Shop

This gorgeous picture you can see on the left is a vintage visual merchandising masterpiece we saw last Wednesday at Misty Mountain Swop. What on earth is that, you ask? 

Well, from the 4th to the 17th of September, anyone and everyone is welcome to buy, sell and swap clothes at this innovative, ethical pop-up! Get rid of your unwanted fashion and come out with bagfuls of stylish bargains!

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Loving Youth Label

Ruth has recently been working for a fantastic vintage concession at Topshop called Loving Youth. The fun younger sister of Blue Rinse, this innovative label makes, sources and up-cycles everything from authentic vintage patterns, designs and pieces. You can check out their website here or pop in and say hello at the Loving Youth concession in Topshop on Princes Street, Edinburgh! Read more to see Ruth’s wishlist of lustworthy clothes and styling advice!

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