Will you join the revolution? Are you confused about what I’m referring to? Well fear not because that is why I am here. Today is the first day of Fashion Revolution week. I watched a documentary last month called The True Cost which honestly changed my whole perspective on clothes. I used to be a huge clothes fanatic. I had to have new pieces every season. It was getting to the point where pieces were just sitting in my closet never being worn yet I didn’t have the heart to get rid of them.
I knew for a while that fast fashion was not good for the environment or the people. I just didn’t know to what extent until I watched the documentary. It is definitely eye opening. Fashion Revolution week falls on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse which killed over a thousand people. The documentary goes into more depth about this collapse, but honestly it breaks my heart that people still support fast fashion companies even after they know that.
You may have noticed a lot of fashion youtubers are making videos about “haulternative” which is basically either thrifting, clothing swaps, and the like. It’s how you can update your wardrobe without breaking the bank and supporting fast fashion. I find a lot of joy in thrifting. I have a whole other post about tips and tricks for thrifting if you want to know more.
You are probably wondering about how YOU can help. Well the first thing is you should really cut back on how much fast fashion you buy. Try thrifting! It’s really not that bad and you might find that vintage piece you never you knew you needed. Ask brands who is making your clothes. Fashion Revolution has a wonderful page on what you can do to get more involved. Show your label and share it on social media. Speak out about how harmful fast fashion is. Be a role model! All it takes is one little step to a better future. We just need to talk about it.
~ If you want to know what you can do and find out more about Fashion Revolution then please check out their page here