THE FINE 9
This season we're pursuing #consciousgiving.
Gifts that are all thought out, ethical, sustainable & given with a truly loving heart.
I've got to thinking about WHY …
Here's my 9 reasons to choose ethical & sustainable fashion & well, everything.
We’ve all indulged in an ‘emotional’ purchase. A purchase that we didn’t really need or even necessarily want. Enough of that. The cupboards are FULL. Let’s start to shop CONSCIOUSLY. Not to fill emotional voids but because we truly need and love our choices. Pursuing sustainable & ethical retail choices ensures the consumer process is slowed down … giving you time to choose well ~ both for yourself, others & the world.
FEEL THE LOVE
Everything holds energy. Wearing and possessing retail choices made with creativity, originality and care can only bring good feelings your way. Realise that a ‘cheap’ choice is costing someone, somewhere more than money. And that's never a good thing to wear or have on your conscience. Investing in a conscious ethical & sustainable purchase is a long term investment in to a better world.
Ironically (but understandably) ethical and sustainable products often cost us more. More time to research. More time to wait for them. More money. In the short term. Revel however that an investment in to a quality design material and manufacturing process will serve your far better than multiple cheap purchases.
SAYING NO TO HUMAN SLAVERY
The textile industry and garment construction industry are renowned for engaging human slavery. An ethically made garment is able to share a transparent and fair production line.
Fast fashion and mass produced gifts are hideously unoriginal and erosive to original artistry. An ethical garment will be of original design. Supporting artists, the arts industry and the creativity of your community.
CREATING A WORLD FOR THE FUTURE
The current commercial consumer system is not working. The fast spinning wheel can not spin faster and has damaged our world. Both physically and emotionally. We have the opportunity to correct and reverse our damage for the next generation. If not us, then who? Choosing our children to shop sustainably & ethically helps them to create a better life for themselves and for other
FOR THE WORLD
Create from the area for the area. There is much to be said about supporting local industry. From the boosting of local economy to reducing global emissions. Shopping locally makes it alot easier to ensure a transparent production line … allowing you to make the best choice for others and the world.
Heaven knows there is enough STUFF in our world. Can we make purchases that make use of existing resources in our world? Using existing resources and materials reduces pollution and landfill. That's got to be a good thing. You know what they say … someones trash is anothers treasure ...
Fast fashion is a leading contributor to landfill in our world. Being aware of choosing fabrications and construction that LASTS is important. An ideal textile choice is natural, sustainable and ethical.
What is your heart on conscious giving?
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POLLY EVANS is a creative fashion & lifestyle space inspired about big, beautiful lives.
My aesthetic is feminine, colourful, textural & print heavy … with a focus on sustainable creations.
Based on the Gold Coast, Australia, I style by appointment for personal wardrobe, home spaces and events.
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With love, Mary.
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