Shopping sustainable fashion is not 100% accessible, but it is up to those who can afford it to support the designers who are paving the way for sustainable and slow fashion! For those who want to be conscious consumers but don’t have the budget to, I always recommend shopping secondhand or vintage as a sustainable alternative. Also, just being more mindful about what you buy, and buying only what you need and not what you want is already a more sustainable train of thought.
So sorry for the late reply! Trends are one of the reasons fast fashion has become disposable. People either throw away or stop wearing their clothes because their clothes fall apart or go out of style. So I really don’t care for trends (although I’m sure they affect me on a subconscious level). With that being said, I don’t think people need trends to express themselves whatsoever. Trends are a marketing technique employed by fast fashion retailers to make us believe that we need something to be “cool” or “with it”. I 100% believe that you can still love clothing and express yourself creatively with your clothing without ever having to be on trend. And I think that’s what the slow fashion is really about – consciously creating timeless fashion that won’t ever go out of style.
Thank you so much! I edit all my photos on Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop!
Edmonton’s creative community has grown SO MUCH since I’ve started blogging and it’s so amazing to experience! There’s a whole new generation of creatives who are inspiring me to keep pushing myself. Thank you so much for the love and kind words!
For sure! I answered most of this question in a recent blog post. But just to delve a little deeper into your ask, being a part of the fashion industry (if that’s indeed the industry you’re referring to) isn’t a difficult task at all. Try interning or working different boutiques, magazines, or fashion labels to start off – a simple Google search of what fashion companies are hiring can do the trick.
As for my struggles, that’ll have to be another post 🙂
Hope that answers your questions for now!
My favourites off the top of my head – Acne Jensen boots, Baserange White Tee, vintage Levi’s jeans, Converse x CDG sneakers, my Chanel purse. As for tips, it’s really about building more sustainable consumption habits! Something I like to do when I find myself window shopping or online shopping is always ask myself “Who made my clothes?” in order to prompt myself to remember that there are real people behind the clothes we wear. Also, think about investing in your clothing rather than buying them for trends! Most of my favourite pieces are ones that I’ve saved up for and know that I’ll be able to wear for a long time 💖
Research any government grants or loans, or if you’re a minority or a woman, look out for groups that help mentor or fund female or minority entrepreneurs!
Thank you so much for the love! I just started trying new things on my blog, whether it was a new style choice or editing technique, and tried to keep as many doors open as possible! It’s so easy nowadays to talk and meet with people with similar interests in the same city a la social media, so make friends, collaborate, and keep on creating 🙂
Thank you! They are from Society 6! x
I think it is called Honda!