Saturday, March 5, 2011
A Big Announcement!!!
As you all can probably tell by the subject matter of recent posts of mine ethical fashion has become a subject very close to my heart. Although if I’m honest until I attended the launch of Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration which showcased so many wonderful ethical designers I hadn’t given the ethics of what I wear as much thought as I should have with the exception of the leather and fur industries. All this has changed recently though and its become an issue that’s important to me.
Most of you know I planned to only wear second hand/vintage or clothing by ethical fashion brands for 30 days but I’ve now decided to make it a permanent lifestyle choice. There aren’t actually too many Japanese eco brands about to blog exclusively about Japanese fashion is no longer an option. There are so many amazing non-Japanese ethical designers out there that I would love to write about and help promote so I won’t be limiting myself in that way. But from this moment on I’ll only be posting about ethical fashion brands/designers and the masses of independent designers who produce their clothes in an ethical way using locally sourced labour and end of roll fabrics (Thanks to Amelia for this info)
London Fashion Week truly showed me just how brilliantly creative ethical fashion can be and it’s not just small designers who produce ethical clothing. Vivienne Westwood has collaborated with footwear designer Melissa to produce vegan footwear and Stella McCartney’s collections are ethically made.
I hope you’ll all stick with me through this transition and beyond as I find my feet and I hope you’ll support my decision. Before I end this post I must thank the awesome Bella and Kristy Elena for all their kind words and encouragement at a time that I needed it.