I am sure that at this point you are all pretty aware of how much I love swapping parties! They have all the ingredients needed, you get “new” clothes while being environmental and social… But the downside of it is that your options are limited to the style and size of your friends or friends of friends! But Nicole and Edward Robertson, a couple in life and business, decided to launch the Swap Society. An LA-based website where you can swap your clothes with people from all around the country!!
Today I am featuring an outfit in which the leather accessories are the main highlight because I want to address this leather topic. Media coverage on the growing use of non-leather products has been embraced by many celebrities and fashion bloggers. I completely understand that many people do not want to use animals products for ethical reasons, neither I want any living being to suffer, but the problem starts when you want the leather look and replace leather with plastic faux-leather.
We clicked immediately, Daniel was one of the first people I met upon arriving in the US, our conversation centred around our passion for footwear and Spanish craftsmanship! We talked deeply and authentically about his journey, inspiration and how he quit corporate America to launch a footwear brand with his childhood friend. Many trials and tribulations have been endured since they first launched and last Friday was the 3rd year anniversary of Cobbler Union, one of the most prestigious and unique men’s footwear brands in the south.
Hi, all! How are you? Last week I did a clothes swapping party and I would like to share with you how it all went.
Throughout the years I have lived in different locations and I am a frequent traveller, so I have been finding great spots where you can purchase beautiful vintage and second-hand pieces. Here is a list of my favourite thrift stores!
There isn’t a clear definition of what ethical is and there is no regulation on who can make a claim. So when it comes to buying ethically, there is no clear black or white, instead it is a matter of applying common sense. There are many different factors that you can consider but ultimately it is up to you to decide what works for you.
There is a growing movement about donating your old clothes. Even fast fashion companies like H&M or Zara are willing to take your old clothes, but what is really behind this? Every time you donate your clothes there are three possible outcomes, they will either be sold, donated or turned into new garments. It all sounds great, except for the following facts:
From my point of view, one of the most important issues that fashion will be facing in the future is waste plastic. The fashion industry has been introducing more and more plastic into our clothes. Silk has been replaced by polyester and the cotton by nylon and there has been a huge increase in clothes made out of mix fibres, natural + synthetic. The reason for this change is petroleum based materials are cheaper than natural ones.
About 11 millions tonnes of clothes end up in landfills every year just in the US. This is a problem we are all contributing to, so it is all of our responsibility to take action & reduce this burden or to solve the issue.