As it is day 3 of Fashion Revolution Week I want to talk about my “love story” with the outfit I wore to a wedding in Shrewsbury on Friday.
I was determined not to buy anything new. I had a handful of dresses and jumpsuits that I’d only ever worn once or twice to a special occasion and so decided I would wear one of those. That was until I visited my friend Antoinette down in London. She was having a clear out and wondered if I fancied taking off her hands a vintage dress that she didn’t need any more.
I’d admired the dress from afar, she had worn it to her graduation. It was beautiful. So I tried on the dress, it fit like a glove, and I decided this was what I was to wear to the wedding.
£0 spent. 0 waste to landfill. 0 resources used on a new item.
Matt & Nat is a vegan brand (not using leather or any other animal-based materials), all their bag linings are made from 100% recycled plastic bottles and they are committed to ensuring the workers making their bags are treated properly.
At Matt & Nat, they live by a simple motto, “Live beautifully”.
I purchased a bag from them, and it certainly was beautiful. So beautiful in fact I had my nails done in the same colour.
Sharing, swapping, donating, buying second hand or vintage clothes is a great way to save money and the planet.
Consciously buying from brands like Matt & Nat, who are happy to tell you #whomademyclothes encourages transparency which will force other brands to improve the working conditions and rights of their employees.
For more information on how you can help to make a change in the industry check out Fashion Revolution’s page.