It’s time to make a change in Fashion…

who made my clothes? how much do these people earn? under what conditions are they working?

“We Love Fashion, but we don’t want our clothes to come at the cost of people or our planet” #FashionRevolution

Fashion Revolution is a pledge for greater transparency in the fashion supply chain.

For two years now I’ve started asking questions, doing some research to get answers that give me some assurance that what I buy is ethically produced, in other words – the brand is fully sustainable.

“We believe in a fashion industry that values people, the environment, creativity and profit in equal measure.” Fashion Revolution Org. I do too!!

Other questions we should all ask as consumers:

  • Do i really need this?
  • How long will this piece last in good condition?
  • Is it made of natural fibres or recycled material(s) ? 

I buy a lot less these days and go for garments that are made of at least 80% natural materials.  If we examine the labels on the inside of the clothes for details about what they are made of and where they are produced, we’ll be helping the Change that is necessary. Go for brands that advertise as environmental and ethical or have an eco-friendly collection. I suggest searching for eco-friendly brands and following their collections on Instagram.

With high-street labels introducing specific eco-conscious collections we have more choice this Spring Season 2018!

H&M Conscious Exclusive is available in stores this month, with clothing made of 100% regenerated fibre from fishnets and nylon waste – ECONYL®.  The collection is also for sale online in gorgeous pantone 2018 colours: cherry pink and lettuce green, pretty flower prints and perfect fitting for elegance! I went to try on the collection at the Flagship store, in Lisbon’s historic centre, Chiado.

I also went by Mango to try my favourites from it’s 45 -piece Mango Committed collection. The store is only a 5 minute walk from H&M. The collection is minimal and modern, made of premium organic cotton and recycled polyester. “Most of the collection was manufactured in Portugal, Turkey and Morocco.” Vogue UK. I loved the feel of the fabrics. They come to life with Mango’s bijoux. Available on the online website: Mango online.