For the past half-century, getting rid of last season’s styles in order to buy new, trendier ones have just been a way of life. Retail giants and fast fashion chains encourage us to throw out the old items and purchase the new, and many of us might have thought we were doing the right thing by donating instead of dumping them in the trash. But have you ever stopped to think where your clothes actually go when you drop them in the donation bin?
The conscious living realm has a LOT of terms- do they overwhelm you? Confuse you? There’s slow fashion, sustainable fashion, fair trade, ethically made, eco-friendly, conscious fashion, fair wage, organic….. And the list goes on.
I thought I’d do my due diligence and at least clear up the differences between fairtrade fashion and ethical fashion for you today.
“Fast fashion isn’t free. Someone, somewhere is paying.”—Lucy Siegle, journalist and author
The world is a daunting place, but my hope is to make a little better with each passing day. There’s always an update within the industries of social good & fashion, so I want to do a better job of keeping you in the loop of all that’s going on.
So here’s the latest update of what’s been happening this week:
I named my business Atonement because I wanted it to be a source of restoration- I wanted to take everyday actions and make them into something purposeful. When I look for causes and brands to support and carry in my shop, I lean heavily towards those that have the same vision.