I was recently asked to collaborate with the team behind Fashion Revolution Day and was given an info pack containing loads of interesting statistics & information about the garment industry that I simply had to share!
Discover these illuminating facts & figures for yourself and learn more about who makes your clothes:
I recently stumbled across the leftovers of my 10 minute tulle tutu(I tripped over them and ended up sprawled in a refashionista heap on the floor) and just knew I could create an adorable skirt with another scrappy bit I had hidden away in my stash!
Raid your hoarded fabric, head over to Dream a Little Bigger and create your own quirky peplum with my terrific tulle curtain skirt tutorial!
I’d been searching for the perfect carry-on to join me on my upcoming adventures but was having a hard time finding a bag that met all of my strict criteria:
- large enough to hold the vast & varied in-flight/travel necessities for the munchkin & myself yet small enough to pass the airline’s carry-on size restrictions
- colourfully awesome, totally unique looking and second hand
As my charity shop karma was just not happening I busted out my online thrifting tips and scored this beauty in no time flat:
A fabulously colourful patchwork duffel bag described “as-new”scored for €5 including shipping!
Unfortunately when it arrived the condition was a far cry from “as-new” & it was missing the shoulder strap – fortunately my refashionista brain came up with a few groovy ideas to transform that worn out duffel into the perfect carry on bag!
Are you curious about the people who make your clothes?
Do you want to learn if your favourite brands follow ethical production procedures?
The Clean Clothes Campaign is an alliance of organisations in 16 European countries dedicated to improving working conditions and supporting the empowerment of workers in the global garment industries.
The CCC site also contains up-to-date information concerning the issues surrounding clothing factory conditions and an abundance of resources for those wanting to find out more about worker rights and the various aspects of the garment industry. Use the handySearch feature to discover the truth behind fashion brands.
The Clean Clothes Campaign relies on a partner network of more than 200 organisations and unions in garment-producing countries to identify local problems and objectives, and to help develop campaign strategies to support workers in achieving their goals. The CCC cooperates extensively with similar labour rights campaigns in the United States, Canada, and Australia.
Disclaimer: I am not at all an expert on the big business of fast fashion however I am a concerned consumer who has chosen to learn & share as much as I can through my own personal experiences & the wealth of resources available online.
I had a bit of a hard time deciding just what I wanted to share for this week’s thriftastic theme. Luckily the decision was made for me when I glanced at the collection of bags adorning the corner of my bedroom!
I busted out my trusty old video camera & tripod, precariously perched on my headboard to get an acceptable angle and got to work on a fancy schmancy Gone Thrifting video to share some of my fave thrifted bag scores!