Friday Fashion

How awesome are these tees? All from Common Threadz, each tee is one of a print run of 250 so you’re pretty unlikely to see anyone else wearing one! Most of the tees are about $38/£23.50 & each tee you buy pays for school uniform for an orphaned child in Africa. Definitely worth checking out… I want this one…

I’ve mentioned these guys before here when I signed up for Isis’ Ethical Clothing Pledge which is a fantastic idea but which I most definitely have failed on in the last year! To be fair to me I think as much as many of us would like to be greener on an every day level on the British high street it’s really quite hard! One thing I am very good at though is recycling my clothes when I have bought new stuff.. I dish them out to friends & bag them up & take them to the charity shops so at least I don’t have items languishing at the bottom of my wardrobe!

And you can get your mitts on any of these if you pop over to Bleubird Vintage… if I was skinnier the rainbow patchwork skirt would be mine… I love it! Now that my shopping urge has been satisfied without actually spending a penny I’m off to get ready for work… Hope you all have a lovely start to your weekend xox

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Challenges…

A few months ago I signed up for Isis’ ethical clothing pledge. I pledged to buy preloved, which I have… I’ve picked up an awesome khaki green Pineapple shirt dress, a cool Dr Seuss tee, a pretty green vest top & an georgeous 60s style Warehouse dress! I pledged to buy handmade and or reconstructed, which I haven’t done, mainly because I worry about sizing. However, there’s so much awesome stuff out there on Etsy & Dawanda that I think I’m going to take the plunge! I pledged to NOT buy from big companies that do not use environmental materials and that may practice sweatshop conditions… & I failed. Oh the seduction of bright, funky clothing displays amidst the grey gloomy weather of an English winter… I was seduced by Next I’m afraid. I also didn’t define my rules clearly enough for myself. Today though I saw dottie angels ‘challenge of an utmost kind’ & it reminded me of the reasons that I’d originally signed up to the pledge. So I’m giving it another go… Underwear & work clothes/shoes are exempt from my pledge but any other clothing that I’d like will be ethical. All books that I buy will be secondhand, as well as items for our home. I’m slowing cutting down on chemicals in the household too as the amount of chemicals that the human body absorbs freaks me out! With shops like CommonThreadz & Bleubird Vintage when I need some retail therapy it shouldn’t be too difficult… so today is day 1 of The Ethical Clothing Challenge Of The Utmost Kind!!! Being greener is one of the things I promised myself in 2010 so I feel that I’m getting back on track… anybody else out there doing anything similar?