Ethical Fashion

Fashion Revolution 2016

“The true Fashion Revolution will come when ‘Ethical Fashion’ is no longer a niche market. The future should aim for consumers tobe shopping for fashion that just so happens to be ethical. All aspects of production for all companies must be regulated, transparency demanded and fairness for workers and the environment held tantamount to design and price, and above profit. Ethical companies and ‪#‎WhoMadeMyClothes‬ are garnering change year on year, from consumer consciousness, to pressurising brands, to pushing those in government, powerful enough to alter garment, trade and work legislation to sanction those guilty of perpetuating injustice across supply chains. But in order for the injustices which surround the clothes we consume so freely to end, we as shoppers must first become aware of the humans behind our wardrobes, and remember them every time we see something we ‘need’.”

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Vintage Heaven at Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair


This Saturday, Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair came to the beautiful Edinburgh Assembly Rooms, and jam packed it with stalls full of vintage and reworked fashion, as well as gorgeous jewellery and a retro make-up and hair service! I regularly work for Judy’s as a promoter, but this time I just shopped to my heart’s delight!

Find out more at http://www.judysvintagefair.co.uk

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5 Ways to Clear out your Closet

We’ve all had that moment when we stare hopelessly at a wardrobe crammed full of clothes, but have ‘nothing to wear’. I like to call it a Wardrobe Full Of Nothing. When this disheartening realisation occurs, one must clear out said closet. I wanted to show you some simple ways of disposing of unwanted clothes, rather than going for the not very sustainable ‘chucking them in the bin’ method!

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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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