Sustainable Style?

We all have our own style personality and mine veers toward the creative, so I couldn’t resist the challenge to try and create an outfit that would fit the brief for Ms Wanda’s Wardrobe’s, human friendly outfit competition.

Ms Wanda has invited fashion bloggers to describe what human friendly fashion means to them, to coincide with this year’s Blog Action Day* on the 16th October, which is focusing on the issue of human rights.

As recent tragedies highlight the problems with working conditions in third world countries, where much of our clothing is currently made, the time is right to learn to become more discerning shoppers.  We could all do with being more mindful of how we consume, and consider just what impact our more throwaway, fast fashion culture can have.

Wearing outfit
Bag: Lulu Guinness for Comic Relief
Belt: Bought in Spanish village where artisans created it
Shoe boots: several years old – recently renovated
Top: Skunk Funk – ethical and sustainable brand
Dress: 2nd hand from Armstrong’s Vintage
Brooch: handmade in Scotland

This is my interpretation of human friendly fashion.  I didn’t have to go out of my way to create this simple look as I already had all the ingredients in my wardrobe.

It just demonstrates how we don’t always need to rush out and buy the latest ‘it’ item to be stylish and on trend.

What do you have languishing in your cupboards that might benefit from a new lease of life?

*“Blog Action Day is a free annual event, that has run since 2007. It’s aim is to unite the world’s bloggers by posting about the same issue, on the same day, in order to raise awareness and trigger a positive global discussion around an important issue that impacts us all, raises awareness or even funds for not-for-profits associated to the theme issue. “[From Blogactionday.org]

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