Sunday, April 22, 2012

on eco-friendly ethical fashion...

not too long ago, the image above made the boards of my pinterest friends...  i thought it appropriate to repost today since it's Earth Day - the PURRFECT day to invite you to my friend's (tessa) clothing swap .

as someone who worked in the garment (design & production) industry for 10+ years and an avid thrifter/sewist, i can heartily say that a clothing swap is an INGENIOUS alternative to fast fashion consuming, better than just donating (see video below) and a lasting reminder of how one can be more ethical/green/eco-friendly and still enable one's inner stylephile.  :)  it's a great time to gather with new and old friends and swap (& re-swap) the clothes you don't want/need for gently used or new clothes you do want/need!  :)

i will be at the swap (with business cards and an alteration price list) to chat, sip, nibble, swap and consult re: any refashioning, knock off or altering questions you may have.  so please come! and if we've not met yet IRL - please say hi to me!  (i'm really shy...)  :)

Upstairs at Fizz Bar & Grill
3220 N Lincoln
Chicago IL
2-6 pm
April 29, 2012

there is a $15 suggested donation benefitting the LUNGevity Foundation

if you've never been to a swap, tessa has written up some rules for swap newbies and pros alike.

if you're not familiar with refashioning, here are some of my favorite refashioning/upcycling blogs:

charity shop chic
refashion co-op
i still love you
trash to couture
upcycle fashion (this uk blogger just attended a swap - where it's also called a swish!)
how joyful

and lastly, here are some of my fave ethical and eco-fashion centric/friendly blogs and sites:

fashioning change
iou project
awakened aesthetic

please feel free to add your favorite eco-friendly/ethical fashion blog to the comments below - i'm always eager to add to my blog/site reading!  :)

thank you for stopping by and reading!  hope you had a great weekend & maybe i'll see you at the swap!


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