Fashion

How Did Knowing About Sustainable Fashion Influence Me

It’s pretty obvious why I posted an illustration of me instead of the usual photo. I don’t take as much OOTDs (Outfit of the Day) anymore.

Art by Kita

Since this is a requested blog post, I’ll share a little update on how am I doing. Just a little disclaimer, I’m not a sustainable fashion blogger. I’m just a blogger who is interested with everything sustainable be it – fashion, beauty or travel. I hope you’re not expecting too much from me. (The pressure is real.) Don’t get me wrong, I just have a lot of interests as you can see in this blog – I have Japan travel, cafes, k-drama posts.

 How did knowing about Sustainable Fashion influence my life choices:

  1. I’m more conscious about the items I’m going to buy. I usually search online if the brand I’m about to buy is also ethical.
  2. I only shop second hand or vintage as much as I can unless it’s an emergency or I really have to buy *new* clothes for an event. Last July, I’ve bought 5 pieces of second hand clothing and two pairs of second hand shoes. I also bought a brand new dress from a fast fashion brand and an off-shoulder top from a bazaar because I needed it for an event. (If you really have to buy something and all you can afford is an item from a fast fashion brand, I suggest picking high quality items so you can wear it again and again.)
  3. I became a major outfit repeater. What I wore last week is what I’ll be wearing this week as well. And that’s okay.
  4. I am still aware of the current trends but I just look for them at second hand shops.
  5. It introduced me to cruelty-free beauty.
  6. Since I can’t afford ethical fashion brands yet, I’m just showing my support to them by following them on social media and liking their posts. Let’s admit it ethical fashion brands are somewhat expensive and shipping fees are also crazy.
  7. If all else fails, then I’d just maximize what I have. Sample scenario: You have a fix income, cannot afford to buy ethical fashion clothing and you find it hard to find your size everywhere, I’d suggest to either have your clothes customized if you can afford it or buy it in a high quality fast fashion brand like Uniqlo and just wear it over and over. No pressure!
  8. I surround myself with people who don’t judge. I’m happy that most of my friends are also aware about these issues and inspire me to do better.

Check my previous post on why I’m giving up fast fashion here. As usual, let me know if you have any tips and suggestions.

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Kaila
    August 15, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    You and Annika inspire me to get into sustainable fashion! Ang sarap mag vintage store shopping / thrifting! Saka minsan talaga mahirap pag kailangan ung damit last-minute kaya napapabili. And super agree yung sa Uniqlo! Doon na lang ata ako bumibili kasi kahit ata 1 decade pwede pa yung damit haha

    Saka tama ka sa no pressure, at least eto mindful na sa shopping choices. malaking bagay na rin iyon! 🙂 love your posts about these things madam haha

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    Camille
    August 15, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    It’s never been about doing this all at once! 🙂
    I still shop 10% at H&M for quality tights and jeans that actually fit.

    I hope more people find inspiration in your posts. I like how your transition is natural vs. those that just go cold turkey. It makes it seem like being sustainable is possible and not only for those that can afford it/have time.

    Thank you for continuing the conversation on ethical fashion ♡

  • Reply
    Ciara
    August 16, 2017 at 12:09 am

    This is why ukay is life! And same with #3. I even got told kung naliligo pa daw ba ko. LOL rude.

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