Let’s talk about bras. Bras are a pain. Finding a bra that fits nicely is almost impossible. If you do find a style that fits, it probably looks like it was designed by a disapproving vicar. And then there is the price tag. You might as well take out a mortgage to afford it.
So when you do find a bra that A) fits like a dream B) looks pretty and makes you feel sexy and C) didn’t cost a small fortune, you better learn to make it last.
This week is Fashion Revolution Week, which for those of you who don’t know is an ethical fashion week when we as consumers demand more from clothing brands by asking “who made my clothes?”
The idea is simple, by finding out where our clothes come from, we can call brands out on damaging and exploitative practices. We as buyers have the money, and money is power. By supporting brands who abide by good, safe and sustainable practice we can start a fashion revolution and promote ethical fashion.
I hate to get all heavy on you all but let’s talk about the environment. As mentioned in my previous post, my commitment to secondhand clothing and sustainable fashion comes from my desire to make a difference and try and reverse the destruction of our planet. The images that I see of plastic choked oceans, starving polar bears and drought and famine across the world make me sick to my stomach. Sometimes, when I think about it too much, I am filled with this sense of despair that I am a part of this problem.
“But what can I do about it? What difference can one person make?”
True, no one person is going to remove all 5.25 trillion pieces of ocean plastic but I cannot simply turn a blind eye now that I know that scale of the world’s problems. I must do SOMETHING. I must live in line with my beliefs.