Excuse my short absence there. Unexpectedly got my last two wisdom teeth out last week. Nothing serious was happening but after cancelling my private health insurance the other week I only had until Saturday until my insurance was finished. My teeth starting hurting a bit on the Tuesday so I left work early and went to my amazing dentist who took them out shortly after!
Healing went pretty well! Stayed home and watched some great documentaries as suggested on Katie Kuo’s post on Ethical Fashion and the Rise of Consumer Culture. One of them regarding the fast fashion industry and its wordly affects (The Real Cost) and the other about a pair of minimilists who found happiness in having less possesions and living a minimalist lifestyle (The Minimalists: A Documentary About The Important Things.) You can find them both on Netflix if you’re interested in watching!
Both left me with a sense of self awareness after a whirlwind of emotions during each film. Although I have always had an interest in recycled fashion, my need for staple pieces found in fast fashion haven’t been considered, so this is something I want to improve on!
After letting my sister know about The Real Cost (she had already watched and told me about the minimalists,) she referred me to an app called Good On You, it categorieses large companies efforts to help prevent negative enviromental and economical impacts and gives a summary on the the company as a whole. Its a great way to check up on brands that you plan to buy from or even discover new brands!
I’ve become a little obsessed and have been telling nearly everyone I’ve seen since about the documentaries and the app. I have been happy to hear the reaction from many people I know that are super keen to watch the documentaries and download the app! I really hope this is a growing outlook for years to come.
With this I would also like to take the initiative in my own creations and what their impacts are. Although I already have a collection of fabrics from many places including large fabric retailers like Spotlight and Lincraft, it will not be productive in not using those fabrics and instead would like to only buy recycled and eco friendly fabrics moving forward.
At the moment you will find recycled fashion on my Etsy. You can also follow on instagram @cakeandlovedclothing