Hi everyone! So as I mentioned in my last post, there are a few changes I'm wanting to make this year and I hope to bring them to light in this post. As a fashion blogger and a fashion student my love for clothing needs no explanation, but it's only been in recent months that I've learnt about the extent of damage mass fashion is having on the earth and on us as citizens of the world. I came across this video a few months ago by the wonderful people over at The True Cost and before you go on reading this post, please take a few minutes to watch this . . .
This film has changed my mindset completely, and as I go into the new year I'm setting myself a challenge to
BUY LESS - KEEP FOREVER
From now on I am ditching the highstreet. Yep you heard right, crazy huh? Besides from eco capsule collections (such as ASOS' The Green Room) I will not buy from anywhere that takes part in this fast fashion trend, and as a blogger I will not receive anymore gifted items unless the company has clear regulations and an ethos of maintaining a sustainable brand.
Of course the clothes I already have in my wardrobe will stay and make appearances on the blog but I will note them out to you as *BG (before green)
Money is an important factor with this challenge too. I'm a student, I have no money. Zilch. Nada. So I will be trawling the internet for the best Eco fashion deals, the best vintage stores and second hand stores and I will of course share my findings with you!
This is something I feel incredibly passionate about, and I would love to hear your opinion on this post! Dimples Diaries will still be the same, in fact I hope it will be even better now!
Hopefully this video inspired you just as much as it inspired me, and if anyone wants to take up the challenge with me even if you just try it for a week, or a month, that would be so incredible!
Please do tweet me at @dimplesdiaries or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with what you think, I'd love to know!
Thank you for reading guys!