We’re a little late with this one, but today we present to you:
Throughout this series we’ve introduced the sate of the world, mentioned some areas for concern, brought up a few steps and solutions, and I’ve occasionally mentioned some sustainable or slow fashion brands you can buy from when you need to buy something new. Today, I’m going to share with you my personal directory of sustainable and slow fashion shops for all manner of products, and I will be letting you know what I buy (when I buy) and from where!
First you might need to know, I’m a plus size, curvy girl. I wear US standard 14/16 at the moment, and I can say honestly that is hard enough looking for good quality, well-fitting clothes in the usual fast fashion industry. It can be daunting in itself, but sustainable movements can appear to make this search a little more difficult. Now, that is not necessarily a bad thing, as I am trying very hard to decrease the amount of clothes or anything I purchase now that I’ve started down this whole minimalist/sustainable/zero waste lifestyle! I am not an expert in any of those fields, but I am learning.
To be honest, I was a hardcore shopaholic, and I still get the urge to buy ‘new’, but when that urge hits me now, I try to only spend at companies who are either slow fashion, small-batch, sustainable and/or ethical. Or I thrift!
Embracing this new lifestyle has been a completely different experience for me, as I’ve got a house FULL of stuff. I may never be totally minimalist, (I guess I’m a Maximal minimal?), and I have Marie Kondo’d my place, more than once, but I just really love what I have collected over the years. And I haven’t quite gotten over the urges of capitalist conditioning, but at least I can put money (and vote) into better brands who are working to make the world a better place when I do succumb!
Note: these are not Ads or Affiliate Links, I do not get a cent from referring these to you, I just really like these brands!
Note: This List will be updated frequently!
Without Further Ado: Here’s my Sustainable Directory:
Here’s what I’ve bought since I committed to only Sustainable / Slow Fashion over a year ago:
Here’s Sustainable / Zero Waste Supplies I love:
Here’s Slow or Sustainable/Ethical Fashion for the Plus Girl:
Here’s Slow or Sustainable/Ethical Fashion for the Every Girl (under size 14/16):
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