It's been forever since I've posted an outfit series on the blog! Like before I even moved.. since the summer! There are several reasons for this.. first is I've stopped all collaborations with fast fashion companies. You know... the companies that just keep pumping out clothing.. clothing that falls apart within 3 months because it is not made to last.. it's made to be there for a season. These are the same companies that utilize slave labor, with poor or even fatal working conditions. GMO cotton is used for the production of the clothing, and harmful chemicals are in the dyes, which end up getting dumped into public water. And then the clothing is shipped, which is also harmful to the environment. You can read more about it here.
So, I decided against buying new clothing! Unless it's handmade, upcycled, recycled, thrifted, or a company I really know and support; I won't be making any purchases of new clothing.
I think you have all seen this shift in my outfits as I usually tag "thrifted" at the bottom.
I guess most outfit posts are about where someone gets the outfit, so others can recreate it by buying that same piece. That's not what my outfit photos are about. Instead I want to show the world how fashionable you can be without buying new clothing. I will admit, some of the thrifted clothing I get are products of fast fashion, but at least when it's bought second hand, it doesn't go into the pockets of greedy corporations. Most thrift stores even donate proceeds to shelters or those in need. So, it's a slightly better option.
All outfit details are thrifted.
P.S. Sterling recently asked me when I became such an activist.. (I've also decided to become plastic free..) I had no idea... It just happened. One day I woke up, shrugged to myself and said "turns out I'm an activist, feminist and environmentalist." I'm just a small person living on spaceship earth... but I do hope to make a difference.