Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Whilst I'm Away..


For the next 4 weeks I'll be on a family holiday in Italy (yay!) so won't be blogging during that time.

I will, no doubt, be scouring the beautiful country side for Italian made fabrics (don't tell Hubs, he doesn't know yet!).  Finding locally made fabric is part of my commitment to only buying ethically made / produced fabric.  You can read more about that in my previous post "Dear Fabric, Where do you come from".

For those who don't sew and/or are wanting to make ethical purchases in ready to wear clothing I suggest you check out the lovely Beth at Tall Fashion Adventures and read about her commitment to buying ethically made clothing (link here).

During Fashion Revolution week last month I felt even more inspired to pursue my goal of only buying ethically produced fabric (and clothing, but I buy very little clothing).  To be honest, I felt a little high and mighty because I was already doing this... wasn't I special?!  Then I saw this post on IG from @fash_rev_ausnz which knocked me right off my high horse:

I have been guilty of buying cheap fabric of unknown origin in the past. Just as I have been guilty of buying fast fashion; cheap, nasty and not built to last. 
However, now I know better and will not do so moving forward.  Are you with me?


  1. I'm just now catching up on my blog reading! Thanks so much for the mention. And I like the thoughts behind this post because there was indeed a time that I "didn't know what I know today". I wasn't really aware of the fact that a lot of fast fashion is made under unfavorable conditions until recent months. I figure if I continue to focus on being curious about things and living thoughtfully, I will learn a lot. Hope you're having a fabulous vacation!

  2. It's better to buy expensive things that last longer than buying cheap things. I hope you have an enjoyable and fun holiday with your family and friends.