Fashion Revolution steamed from The Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh on April 24, 2013. The tragic event caused the deaths of 1,129 factory workers and for a moment, changed how consumers viewed disposable fashion.
The sudden realisation that harm was caused to humans in the production of frivolous fashions inspired some creators of products to commit to ethical practices in their production too, ensuring workers are paid fairly, and ideally, that the planet is treated fairly too.
Fashion Revolution has created a theme this year called #haulternative, which offers up various ideas to help you tweak the way you shop. Part of this adjustment is buying better and buying less, which brings me to my first post: ‘The Investment Piece’.
As a broke blogger, investment pieces, even as an eco-conscious consumer, leaves me shaking in my boots. Committing to the community is not my problem, my bank account is. But I realise how important buying things you love which are made to last is, so I’ve halted all purchases on my side until I can afford to participate in buying better.
His pieces reminded me of clothing my mother has (sometimes unwillingly) passed down to me, which she wore them through her teens before I … removed them from her closet in my own teens to make them my own. I’ll likely unwillingly have them removed from my own closet from my offspring too. And that’s a magical thought.