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Smart Sustainable Sale Shopping

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Now I know how tempting it is to splash out in the sales, but you have to be cautious not get carried away by the marked down price tag. Think carefully before you whack out your wallet- do you really need the item? How often will you wear/use it? Is it good quality? What conditions was it made in? Do you agree with the company’s ethos and operating processes? Even if it’s made by a sustainability-conscious company, having items you don’t use is a waste of your money, as well as the materials and labour that went into producing the product. So take your time and really think about it.

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Fashion Revolution Week: What is it and what’s on in London?

 

On 24 April 2013, 1,134 people were killed and over 2,500 were injured when the Rana Plaza complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This building collapsed despite many workers point out cracks in walls to their managers weeks before. Fashion Revolution was born to raise awareness of disasters like Rana Plaza and to catalyze action to transform the fashion industry into a more ethical, fair and sustainable one. They believe that fashion can be made in a safe, clean and beautiful way, where creativity, quality, environment and people are valued equally.

On 18-24 April, Fashion Revolution Week will bring people from all over the world together to use the power of fashion to change the story for the people who make the world’s clothes and accessories.

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Behind Bibico

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Bibico is a British-based ethical brand with a slower “back to basics” approach to fashion. They are focused on creating timeless, high-quality pieces to last a lifetime. They use 100% natural materials, and many pieces are crafted using organic cotton. Bibico also ensure the people that produce their clothes are paid a fair wage and that they work in a safe environment.

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Reuse or resell and then replace!

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When you start learning more about how products can be made in a more ethical and environmentally-friendly manner, it can be tempting to go out a buy a whole new consciously-produced wardrobe. But remember, that is not a sustainable way to shop!

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The True Cost

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The True Cost is a harrowing documentary focused on the fashion industry’s social and environmental impacts. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. It features footage from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and includes interviews with the world’s leading influencers such as Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva. The True Cost invites us on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.

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WCW: Sophia Bush

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Sophia Bush won my heart when she played Brooke in One Tree Hill. Since learning about her efforts to raise awareness of environmental and ethical issues she has officially stolen it! She uses her media presence to inform the public of causes that need greater attention, notably support for women in developing countries and environmental degradation.