Ethical fashion has changed in a huge way lately; shaking off the hippie hemp stereotype and rebranding as contemporary and cutting edge.
More importantly, it's the only viable future of fashion; for people, profit, purpose and planet. There is no denying that we live in an influencer economy, so to push sustainable fashion forward, we need social media stars and style bloggers to promote transparency and sustainability in the fashion industry. Luckily there are hundreds of bloggers spearheading this movement, so here are the ten best of the ethical fashion blogosphere.
Focus: Slow Living, Capsule Wardrobe, Minimalism
IT'S FASHION REVOLUTION WEEK!! Fashion Revolution is a global movement campaigning for greater transparency in the fashion industry. Because we all deserve to know who made our clothes. So make sure you get involved and ask your favourite brands #whomademyclothes All this week I will be speaking to the people who make our clothes #ontheblog Today I'm chatting to Paula who runs @sheer_apparel (clickable link in bio) How will you be getting involved this #fashionrevolution week?
Focus: Activism, DIY, Vintage, Recycling
Chillin on my 100% recycled beach towel from @nomadixco! This towel is also great for yoga, the pool, and travel in general! 💙 It's super lightweight but very absorbent and packs down small 😊 Also wearing recycled plastic sunnies from @blueplaneteyewear—even better is that with every pair sold, they donate a pair of glasses to someone in need! 👏🏼 And my recycled swimsuit is from @fahertybrand 💖 Shot by @natebernardophoto #SustSirenCampaign1
Focus: Fairtrade, Organic, Craft
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!!
Focus: Veganism, Community, Conscious Blogging
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Focus: Veganism, Compassion, Environment
As well as considering where and how a piece of clothing is made, it's also important to look into the story of the fabric itself. Who made it? Were they treated fairly? What about the farmers who grew the plants the material is made from (e.g. cotton farmers)? 🍃 For the final story from my wardrobe feature for @fash_rev Fashion Revolution Week, I want to share with you one of my favourite ethical labels that considers all of these things. @kowtowclothing - the makers of this dress - make fashion that is fair trade from seed to garment, using organic cotton. They're very transparent about their production processes, and on their website you can see a video showing you the whole story behind their garments, from the cotton plant growers, to the material manufacturers, to the cut and sew team in India. Thank you @kowtowclothing for making my clothes. #fashionrevolution #whomademyclothes #lovedclotheslast
Focus: Environment, Health, Planet
Focus: Style, Budget, Green Living
Focus: City life, Shopping local, Education
Focus: Slow living, Scandinavian style, quality
#outfitrepeater A proud titel we fair fashion bloggers wear a lot. There is much more to being a sustainable consumer than this, but shopping pieces that you know you'll wear over and over again is a good start! Especially for those who feel like their style or body type is not represented within the #fairfashion space.
Focus: Smart lifestyle, Fairtrade, Eco fashion