We often don't bother to ask this important question of: who made your clothes? Be curious in start asking! Find out in which conditions your expensive shoes or designer gown was made. You want to see change, so BE THE CHANGE! Do something about it. It needs to start with us. Don't be a "slave" to fashion. Be part of the revolution that fashion needs. Start the conversation NOW!
WEARING CLOTHES CREATED BY BLOODY, OVERWORKED FINGERS IS TOO HIGH OF A COST TO SAVE MONEY ON CLOTHES THAT WE WILL NEED TO REPLACE REPEATEDLY. - CAROLYN BAILEY
You may not know how to start the conversation when it comes to this topic because who wouldn't like to own and wear all the designer clothes there is in this fashion world. First, ask yourself, who and where my clothes were made. Be curious about what it took for your garments to come to life. If we could get a more efficient way to access ethical and sustainable alternatives to designer garments, skincare and beauty products or any other kind of accessories, maybe it would make a difference. I believe that we would have a better opportunity to make practical and healthier choices which would be more likely beneficial to not only us but also to Mother Earth.
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We take so much for granted because we have easy access to everything but what about the workers and artisans that put time, sweat and energy to make the little black dress or jewelry accessory you'll wear at your next cocktail gathering? Each day, these hard working mothers, fathers and often children, will do whatever is necessary to be able to provide food , clothes and education for their families and give them a sense of security. Let's not forget that 1,134 people were killed and over 2,500 were injured when the Rana Plaza complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The true cost of your clothes is what these women, men and children had to endure while making these clothes so we can flaunt them on all of our social media platforms. I don't have nothing against showing off a brand new purse or shoes (I'm guilty of it) but make it meaningful by purchasing products from sustainable and ethical fashion brands that will make a difference in someone's life.
BUY LESS,CHOOSE WELL,MAKE IT LAST. - VIVIENNE WESTWOOD
I know that, most will argue that it's more cheaper to purchase fast fashion clothing brands and their budget doesn't give them the flexibility to afford a complete stylish and conscious wardrobe which I can understand. You can start by taking care of what you already own so you don't have to keep purchasing more items over and over. Remember, it's not about the quantity but the quality and durability of each pieces you'll add (when your old ones wears out) to your closet. When you're having the urge to go on some much needed therapy shopping, try to find the nearest vintage shop and adventure yourself to new fashion discoveries. There's so many ways to start living a more meaningful and ethical life. We just have to make the effort to research and ask the right questions to the right people such as retailers, fashion brands or our favorite designers.
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We have the power to make a change regarding how we want our clothes to be made so why not let our voices and actions have an impact on the bigger powerful brands who are leading the fashion industry. I truly believe that fashion can be made consciously, ethically and with fair trade practices.
WEAR CLOTHES THAT MATTERS!
How many more humans will have to sacrifice their lives before we all start making the changes that needs to be made?
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