Fashion / Lifestyle

Slavery isn’t gone

Katie is at the beach. She wears sunglasses & an orange maxi dress with floral pattern & tiered hem. She's standing looking to the side, tucking hair behind her ear, greenery & dunes behind her.

Slavery isn’t gone. Did you know that garments is the second highest at-risk industry for modern slavery? (Global Slavery Index 2018) And while the UK government is working to strengthen the Modern Slavery Act, here are 6 things we can all do to help end modern slavery:

Katie is at the beach. She wears sunglasses & an orange maxi dress with floral pattern & tiered hem. She sits on a wooden rail leading to the beach, the sea is behind her.

1. Press elected officials to see this through and bring in better transparency so we have the assurance that slavery is NOT in our fashion supply chains.

2. Ask #whomademyclothes? If a brand can’t offer clear information, maybe think again.

3. Buy from charity shops. The purchases don’t support the corporation that originally made the item, but rather a charity. Bonus points if its a charity that’s close to your heart.

4. Support independent brands. There are so many out there doing great. Like @justine_tabak who made this dress. She and her small team source dead stock fabrics (leftovers from other brands that are consigned to life in a warehouse – so she reclaims these existing materials instead of making new) and produce everything in the UK with a close eye on who they work with to ensure quality conditions.

5. Not buy new and shop your closet. Because if you don’t need something, why spend the cash? Shop your wardrobe and see what gems you already own and may have forgotten about.

6. Rent an outfit. Especially great if you need something to wear just once. I’ve heard great things about @hirestreetuk and the founder of @byrotationofficialis passionate about making fashion a more ethical industry. 

Katie wears sunglasses & an orange maxi dress with floral pattern & tiered hem. She twirls barefoot in a corridor & the whole image has an orange tone.

This looks features:

Dress: new Justine Tabak 2019
Shoes: 2019 
Sunglasses: 2019 prescription 

Much love, Katie xo

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