Somehow October has crept up and autumn has emerged out of the woodworks, where has the time gone? I think because I now post once a week (which has resulted in a much happier Eleanor) the monthly turnover of posts just whip by. I can no longer say that I was only holiday last month and the school year is well underway with a lotta work but I am loving college so far, I’ve even managed to use my frees productively?! Although this post isn’t an update on how college life is treating me, it’s about inspiring you to give back to causes that are close to your heart.
Eventbrite is the largest self-service ticketing platform in the world that helps people find and plan events and I didn’t quite realise the expanse of events they have on their website, honestly the depth I’ve gone looking at events near me – there’s a ‘crochet your own necklace class’ in December in my town and I am so tempted to get tickets because that sounds so up my street, but anyway this post is about how you can give back – not my latest creative fantasy.
If you want to support ethical fashion:
You can support them by donating online or buying their book, I did a review earlier this year and I must say it is a great guide if you don’t know how to get into ethical fashion.
Also supporting fashion brands that give some of their profits back to organisations or charities. Birdsong is the example I always use but I just love them! They’re so great and they embrace how women should feel in clothes, whilst still helping women who have had incredibly tough experiences. Their website states that: ‘We want to revolutionise the way you dress. All our clothes are made by women’s groups with rare skills. We pair their expertise with our designs, creating classic pieces with a mind to the future. From migrant seamstresses, knitting grannies to all our customers, we unite women.’
If you want to donate:
There are so many ways to donate online, your local charity shop or sponsoring someone in an event! It doesn’t have to be a lot but if you want to do your bit to give back then donating is a great way to do that. If you google about charities in your area then you will quite easily find local charities in your area to support and donate to.
If you want to get involved:
Now it’s your turn. Are you ready to make a difference? What are your long-term goals for bettering the world around you? What are your short term goals? Is there anything you can do to help someone you know… or perhaps even a stranger? Are there any organizations or charities close to your heart? I was thinking that in the future on this blog we might be able to organise an online, or even offline, a charity event because how cool would that be right?!
This post isn’t sponsored by Eventbrite but they just got in touch and I thought it would be a lovely post to write as I think there are ways you can give back that aren’t breaking the bank or breaking out in a sweat through exercise!
lots of love, eleanor xx