Last week was Fashion Revolution week, but that certainly doesn’t mean the conversation has to stop. I hoped you liked getting to know a few of the people behind my favourite ethical fashion brands last week. If you did keep an eye out as there are a few more interviews to come. I spent the week asking brands who made my clothes and joining the Fashion Revolution movement. But as I already said the campaign doesn’t end now, we need to keep the conversation going. If we are to create a fairer, safer, cleaner and more transparent fashion industry we need to keep asking questions and challenging brands.
Last week I loved seeing everyone get so involved on Social Media asking #whomademyclothes and taking part in haulternatives. On of my favourite ways to get involved had to be the fashion love stories. It was so interesting to read about the pieces of clothing people truly cherish and the stories they shared. My fellow ethical influencers have been sharing their Fashion Revolution Love Stories and I wanted to get involved.
The idea is really simple. Just share a story about a piece of clothing that you cherish. We have been doing this to combat the idea that fashion is something to throw away and consider the way our clothes impact our lives.
The piece I’m featuring is my oversized black Whistles dress. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you will know this dress. I remember having my eye on it for a while but hesitating because it was expensive for such a simple dress. Lucky I received an email offering 20% off at Whistles and think I completed purchase within 15 minutes. This is one of the few times discounts and fast buying has paid off. This was around 4 years ago when I was still very much a fast fashion addict so wasn’t as interested in quality as I am now. The quality in this case really did justify the price and it looks just as good today as it did back then.
This is one of those rare pieces with can be worn to pretty much any occasion. I’ve worn it on plenty of nights out with high heels and during the day with trainers. It just lends itself to the occasion. It’s been with me to my first ever blogger event, helped me celebrate my sister’s hen do and enjoyed sunny days in the city. It’s still a go-to piece for work or summer days. In fact, I’m counting down the days until its warm enough to wear bare-legged again.
This dress has seen me through a few highs and lows and has well and truly earnt its place in my capsule wardrobe. I’m thankful I made the most of that surprise discount.