Shock horror, I’m back with a new post before the week is up and I have successfully managed to manage my time in order to write this post, do college work and attempt to do Yoga With Adrienne’s 30 days of yoga challenge without collapsing in a massive heap (although admittedly I am writing this after feeling ill on the bus home, note to self to not read on the bus when you’re very tired). We’re halfway through January which is a little shocking considering how I keep writing 2017 at the top of pieces of work. But it’s my first fashion (ish) post of the year and to celebrate some incredible ethical personalities on the internet I wanted to write a post about how you should get following them and maybe they’ll help you make 2018 a lil’ bit more sustainable; in any way you like.
A recent discovery of mine is Sophie Benson. Now, I’ve been following Sophie for a while but I haven’t read her blog, and then I did. There’s sewing DIYS, crochet tutorials, interviews wih ethical brands and posts to ethical questions that we all may possess. I absolutely adore reading DIY posts because they’re full of inspiration about how you can perhaps replicate high-street items for a fraction of the price. Her posts make you think, rethink and give ways in which you can improve what you buy without making you feel guilty for the things that might not be as ethical but already have purchased.
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The only YouTube channel in this post and it is definitely one of my favourites, both for ethical fashion and in general. What’s Your Legacy is an incredible resource to find new ethical and sustainable brands, whilst being in touch with people that are making it in the ethical industry and beyond. Through Madara’s channel and website I’ve found a wealth of new brands that I love and although there’s no vast material on her channel of why one should buy ethically or how to do it, I think this is the one channel/website you should follow if you do want ethical inspiration as I was inspired when I found it and guess what? I still am.
The Asha Bandana by the @anchalproject 🌿 Anchal is providing alternative careers in textiles to marginalized and exploited women in India 🌏 Through design they are changing lives and supporting stronger sustainable communities. They believe ‘design thinking’ is the creative approach to problem solving, and I couldn’t agree more. When applying this concept, workers are able to benefit from using methods like observation, collaboration, experimentation & evaluation to find solutions. Read more #ontheblog ▫️ latest post!!
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