Last updated on April 17th, 2015 at 10:18 am
Well, I have completed the 20 Day Sustainable Fashion Challenge from Tortoise and Lady Grey. I might have taken me longer then just 20 days, but there is no pressure when doing this challenge. The point is to learn about Sustainable Fashion, and that I did. I’ve re-styled lost of my clothes, assessed what I need, given away any unworn clothes to charity, sourced out some sustainable online shops and even treated myself a little. This was indeed a fun challenge and I urge anyone who is interested in trying it out.
Re Styling An Old Favorite (Again)
One of the assignments on the 20 Day Sustainable Fashion Challenge this week was to re-style of an old favorite again. Although I love seeing other posts like this, I find this very challenging. It takes me a long time to search through inspiration outfits that are of my taste and style and then find pieces in my closet that sort of match. I finally found and inspiration outfit on Pintrest again, to re-style. I love red so I was looking for an outfit for my red blazer that I don’t wear very often.
My Re-Styled Look
Assessing My Wardrobe Needs
I have had to go through my closet many times in order to get my re-styled looks so I have a good understanding of what’s in my closet and what’s missing. I have assessed that I do need some good quality basics such as a fitted white blouse, white or neutral T-shirts and tanks and good quality shoes and boots that are suitable for work as well as a pair of good quality black pants in the near future. Perhaps I should also invest in statement jewelry, belts and bags to jazz up some of my outfits.
Getting Comfortable with Online Shopping
I have sourced out some online sustainable fashion stores. My preference is to find Canadian sources. I found some brands that I’m interested in buying in the future, such as Canadian made Yoga jeans, and shops like www.chartreusestyle.com, www.lucidlifestyle.ca, www.nixxi.ca and nomadshempwear.com. I haven’t bought from any of these sites yet, so I can’t vouch for their quality or service, however, I like the styles they offer. So, when I need an item of clothing (and I’ll try to limit how many pieces I buy this year) I will look at one of these online shops.
One of the assignments for the 20 Day Sustainable Fashion Challenge was to treat myself. Since I don’t need any pieces of clothing just yet, I decided to treat myself to something else that I needed. While doing some online shopping for sustainable brands, I came across Lush, a Canadian company that hand makes cosmetics. They are not tested on animals, they are ethical and vegetarian! I’ve been excited to try out their products so I treated myself to some. I will feature these products in the future (when I get a chance to receive them and test them out).
Re-Assessing my Sustainable Knowledge
The last assignment for the 20 Day Sustainable Fashion Challenge was to reassess my knowledge of Sustainable Fashion. 20 days or so, I assessed my knowledge at somewhere between 1 and 2 on a scale of 1 to 5. Today, I would rate my knowledge at around 3.5. I feel I still have a lot to learned on this subject, but I’m an eager student!
There are some great sustainable fashion blogs that I enjoy reading. If you want to know more, read:
Do you shop for clothes online? Do you have any tips on making sure the items fit?