I started this blog over nine months ago with an article about the 30 wears challenge and I was wearing this same dress. After almost a year of trying to dress and live in a more sustainable way, I would like to bring up the optic again. In 2015 Livia Firth, the founder of EcoAge, started a movement in which she challenged people to stop consuming fashion as a disposable good. The way to proceed is first, by wearing the clothes we already owned at least 30 times before getting rid of them and secondly, by asking ourselves if we will use something 30 times before purchasing it!
Lately, my biggest obsession is about clothing composition. The material from which clothes are made is of significant importance when I acquire a new garment and I love the natural “noble” fibres, such as cashmere, linen or silk, well, who doesn’t? I guess the reason for this obsession is that in my experience the clothes made out of this materials are the ones that end up lasting the longest. My mother has passed me down amazing leather accessories or beautiful silk shirts, whereas most of the plastic based clothing ended up being discarded! When purchasing preloved clothes, I am prepared to pay a little extra for high-quality garments, which are usually produced from natural fibres.
I image Coco Chanel could have been the inspiration for this outfit with the incorporation of two of her most iconic pieces captured in this look!
Hello there, hope you had a wonderful start to the New Year!! I want 2018 to be a year full of energy, adventures and amazing moments and since it’s been scientifically proven that wearing bold colours improves your mood and your self-esteem hence I have chosen this colourful outfit to start the year!!
Wow what a year, 2017 has been full of changes and new beginnings. Becoming a blogger has been one of those incredible new things. I have enjoyed every aspect of sharing my sustainable journey with you and can’t wait to see where 2018 will take us!!
Until a few years ago velvet was one of those 80’s fads that looked so old fashion (I also include in this outdated list the shoulder pads and the wrinkled suede boots), actually my sister and I have an old velvet party dress from my mother and we used to make fun of it until not that long ago. Finally, velvet has made a reappearance in the covers of mainstream fashion magazines and the store displays, once more my mother dress looks cool again (I might even wear it for New Year’s Eve)!
A few weeks ago, I find out that my husband is allergic to lambswool (I knew he was intolerant but his allergic has got much worse in the last few week) and it is a pity because I have to put away a few very nice winter jumpers. I am keeping them on the side because I haven’t made my mind whether I should give them away or keep them and hope that my husband’s allergy would eventually improve.
Have you heard about circular economy? The circular economy is inspired by nature and the main principle is to reuse all the byproducts (waste products) generated during a manufacturing process. Unfortunately, in our current society is rare and in most cases, production byproducts are considered as waste and discharged. Fortunately for us, more and more people are understanding that natural resources are limited and our current economic system is unsustainable long term.
Over the years I have found it harder and harder to find Christmas gifts that are unique and that would be cherished by my loved ones. So when Anuska, a dear friend, invited me to the “Wish Popup stor-ies” I was intrigued to learn more about this 3 day event.
Growing up in Spain during the 80’s and 90’s second-hand clothes were not even part of the equation. The most someone would have had is a hand me down garment from a family member and believe me, there was nothing cool about it!! Thankfully things have changed and buying second-hand clothes is becoming easier and more acceptable. For those who I still on the fence, I have created a list of why you should be buying pre-loved clothes.