Fashion

Perfectly sustainable and ethical consumers don't exist

Katie wears a cream T shirt with the words "Bella Bella Bella" printed in navy serif font, an assymeyric cranberry maxi skirt with a green, purple and fuschia metallic print, and slip on pink shoes. She's accessorised with a brass layered necklace and multi colour Pakistani bangles.

Being a perfect consumer is not at all realistic; there are just too many sustainable and ethical causes to consider to be able to support all of them every time. But instead of throwing in the towel, it just means we need to identify the elements that most closely support our individual values. 

My top two criteria are producing ethically and supporting the environment.

Katie wears a cream T shirt with the words "Bella Bella Bella" printed in navy serif font, an assymeyric cranberry maxi skirt with a green, purple and fuschia metallic print, and slip on pink shoes. She's accessorised with a brass layered necklace and multi colour Pakistani bangles.

Everything in this outfit you’ve seen me wear before: the top is from 2018, the skirt is from earlier this year, the shoes are second hand this year, the necklace dates back to roughly 2013 (I can’t remember when I bought it!) and the bracelets are the only new items: they’re @craftstoriesbyhumaadnan which are made by refugees in Pakistan to provide income. 

Katie wears a cream T shirt with the words "Bella Bella Bella" printed in navy serif font, an assymeyric cranberry maxi skirt with a green, purple and fuschia metallic print, and slip on pink shoes. She's accessorised with a brass layered necklace and multi colour Pakistani bangles.

And by rewearing what’s already in my wardrobe I can support my values because I’m not requiring any new resources.

What are your top values when shopping? What do you prioritise?

Katie wears a cream T shirt with the words "Bella Bella Bella" printed in navy serif font, an assymeyric cranberry maxi skirt with a green, purple and fuschia metallic print, and slip on pink shoes. She's accessorised with a brass layered necklace and multi colour Pakistani bangles.

Top: fast fashion 2018
Skirt: past season Peter Pilotto from 2019 sample sale
Shoes: thrifted 2018
Necklace: London designer c. 2013
Bracelets: Pakistan designer made by refugees 2019
Bag: 2017

Much love, Katie xo

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