You know, fast food is bad for you! And so does the fast fashion. But on a much bigger scale that does not affect our life right away so it usually does not come to our mind when we shop for new clothes.
Going to the store became pleasure habit of ours as a modern society and we are unconsciously searching for excuses to go and buy something new every time the opportunity arise. Fashion is so available now and we are under constant exposure of fashion trends by magazines, social media influencers, bloggers and advertising that we constantly feel the urge to buy something new, something that will go along with the trend.
I am no different and to make things worse I live right next to massive shopping mall where I go to the groceries, gym and even for work meetings. It feels like I am constantly window shopping and yes, I have the urge to buy new things. Thankfully enough I have always allowed myself to go on a shopping craze only twice a year (discount season).
"Going to the store became pleasure habit of ours as a modern society and we are unconsciously searching for excuses to go and buy something new every time the opportunity arise. "
Ever since I was a teenager I wanted to learn sewing. Making something on my own and having the true one original was such an appealing concept. And now I see reason why. You take charge!
When you buy clothes, you are giving not only your money but trust into someone you don't know and believe that everyone who is behind that piece of clothing was properly paid, your material feels nice to touch or shines so it much be good quality and the designer who made it was pure genius. Well, things don't work that way.
Now Netflix is available everywhere so I have a movie tip for you. Watch the True Cost documentary. It follows the road of cheap and easily available clothing from the material production through the manufacturing process to the last moment before it ends up in a trash. It shows the effect that fast fashion has on people in the poor countries. Even though we know it already but we try so hard to forget these facts when we are in the line of H&M or Zara or any other big brand.
You might remember the show series called Sweatshop - Deadly Fashion when few bloggers were taken to Cambodia where they worked in sweatshop factory. We all were crying back then but we seem to forget again.
I know I want to make a change in my life and that's why I want to use this blog as an education towards becoming knowledgeable customer. We all need to learn to say "NO, this is unacceptable for me!" and we have to break the cycle.
Everyone is literary jerking of on vegan meals on instagram or fair-trade coffee in the morning but nobody cares about their clothes. And I am not saying I will throw away my cheap clothes or I will never ever enter store like this. But I'll try my best to make the best decision as I possibly can.
I give you my promise, I will be going through this change in my life with you, readers, hand in hand. I will share my experiences with you, try to create even more DIYs, help you to find sources, inspire you with fashion I make and I will be here for you. Please, just write me a note, you're in this with me. We need to make a change!
Love you all!