Creating An Ethical Wardrobe
Welcome to the start of a new series I’m making called ‘Creating an Ethical Wardrobe’, where I share my journey of making, knitting, and shopping second-hand to create a wardrobe I love! I have been passionate about ethical clothing for many years now (hence why I started my handmade label, Rosery Apparel), but lately I’ve felt quite uninspired by the items in my wardrobe, and end up reaching for the same items of clothing every single day.
Normally, when we feel uninspired by our clothes we end up going shopping for new pieces to spice up our wardrobe, but, in this series I'm going to make and buy second hand to fulfil this need of new clothes instead!
So what is an ethical wardrobe, and why is it important?
In the most simplified way, ethical clothing is all about knowing where your clothes were made and who made them. A lot of stores stock clothes that are made quickly and cheaply without much care or regard for the person making the clothes and the conditions they are made in. Ethical clothing is about spending a little more time and money on items that are made to last by people who are being paid fairly! I’ve still got so much to learn in this area, but I’m opting to make my own clothes and support other makers instead of supporting greedy fast fashion labels in the hopes that one day fast fashion will be a thing of the past!
So without further ado, here is the first part of my journey on creating an ethical wardrobe!