Follow my journey to living an ethical, sustainable and fashionable life.
I know I'm not going to get it right every time.
I will make mistakes, but I'll share them with you so that we can figure this out together.
If We Knew More, Would We Do More?
The Eco-Style Sessions
We can all play a part in reducing waste and starting our own slow fashion journey.
There's no expectation to be ethical over night, wear hemp or not shave your armpits.
But we absolutely can learn how to shop better, buy less and wear more.
I can still remember the day I found out that the fashion industry I loved and adored was rotten to the core.
I used to love bargain hunting, but now it breaks my heart.
Here's what I found out that I just can't 'unknow':
97% of the worlds clothes are made in unethical circumstances.
garment workers can be paid as little as $0.13 an hour and work up to 16 hours a day.
children between the ages of 5 - 15 years are being used as slaves in the cotton picking and garment making industries.
90% of the workers are women and children
many die before they turn 18 years old.
When you take a child away from school to work in fields and factories it's not teaching them a skill it's removing their ability to make choices in their own lives.
How much uproar would there be if these were our children?
Fashion should cost money, but it shouldn't cost people or the planet. It most definitely shouldn't cost children.
Today it does. What will we do about tomorrow?
Where It All Began...
THE CHANGE WE WANT MUST START WITH A CHANGE IN US
An estimated 170 million children are engaged in child labour, many in the textile and garment industry.
The collapse of Rana Plaza killed over 1, 100 workers in 2012, mostly women and children.
In China you can tell what colour is trending next season by the colour of the rivers.
It's reported that in India managers secretly lace girls food with hormones to stop them getting their periods so they can pick more cotton.
It's easy to feel like this problem is too big for us average folks.
I think we can make a difference.
In simple ways, consistently, one day at a time, I believe we can do enough to make this better for everyone.
We've done it before. Eggs, coffee, tuna. When we get mad enough about something we can force incredible change.
This page is here to focus on what we CAN do.
Suggestions, petitions, events, letters, actions, habits. There are things we can do.
There are things within our power.
And we can all do it together.
Things We Can All Do Today
80% of the clothes I take out of peoples wardrobes are simply the wrong shape.
Reduce your waste and spending by knowing exactly what's right for your body.
Download The Body Shape Book now for free.
Let's be honest. We consume too much.
I stopped clothes shopping on the 1st of January, 2017 and I haven't left the house naked yet.
Contact me now to book your eco-stylist session today. Style profile, wardrobe cleanse and 'look book' from your current wardrobe.
Turn of the social media tap of attention to brands who don't have a commitment to paying a living wage, caring for animals and saving the planet.
Follow ethical labels instead.
See some of my favourites on the blog page.
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THE BODY SHAPE BOOK
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