I've decided to sign up for 'A Year of Ethical Fashion', which has been launched by Pip Lincolne on her Meet Me At Mikes blog.
Here's the Year of Ethical Fashion (#YOEF) pledge for 2014...
If I'm looking for things to wear I will only:
a) Buy from ethical makers or
b) Buy second-hand or
c) Make it myself or
d) Wear things I already own or
e) Borrow or swap garments with friends
I had been thinking about doing something along these lines myself, but it will be so much more powerful to be part of a group!
If you want to join in, you can sign up here and there is also a facebook group.
People are going to take a variety of different approaches to this. Some folks are planning to do a lot of home dressmaking, but I am more likely to wear things I already own, buy second-hand and buy from ethical makers.
Here is an example of the kind of ethical fashion I tend to wear. This second-hand denim jacket came from a dress agency.
Over the next year, I'll be trying other options for ethical fashion, including ethical knickers, jewellery and fairtrade footwear. I'll be writing about this on my Minibreak Mummy blog.
Here are the ethical fashion blogposts I've written so far: