Over lockdown, I've been living in the same repeated outfits, mainly consisting of old leggings, pjs and hoodies. Feeling uninspired to wear anything other than comfort whilst at home over the past several weeks meant that everyday has felt like a Sunday. At first this was very welcomed, but the novelty quickly began to wear off. Being somewhat over enthusiastic about the prospect of wearing jeans to the supermarket, I knew something had to change. This is when I decided to open up my wardrobe and invite my much loved clothes back into my lockdown life.
A Simple Shopping Checklist
As shops begin to open and life may seem to be returning to a 'new' normal, you may be thinking of returning to the shops and joining that ever-long queue to grab a bargain at Primark.
Challenging the ‘trends culture’
The culture of trend shopping is damaging. Not only does it perpetuate inequalities within society but is extremely detrimental to our planet and those working along supply chains. If COVID-19 has highlighted anything, it is that as consumers we have become more conscious of what we buy, as we are faced with a change in our everyday priorities and lifestyles. Only shopping for essentials has shown us that prioritising needs over wants for the first time in decades is actually not that difficult. However, the fact that it’s taken a global pandemic to highlight this, only shows the importance of this message: trend culture is harmful to people and the planet.
Brands That Care
As promised, here’s a list of sustainable fashion brands that provide amazing alternatives to fast fashion. This list is not definite, and I’ll make sure to keep it updated when I discover other amazing brands. Do let me know if there’s any brands you think I should put on the list, celebrating their consideration for others and the planet!