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
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
i still love you
trash to couture
upcycle fashion (this uk blogger just attended a swap - where it's also called a swish!)
and lastly, here are some of my fave ethical and eco-fashion centric/friendly blogs and sites:
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!