Do you take your fashion with a side of Cruelty?
Procrastination never leads to anything good, take my word for it! I can’t believe in these days one doesn’t back up important files online! (by one I mean: ME) What happen If you wake a morning and your computers decide to give up on you!?!
Well, besides reminiscing on all of the occasions I had to back up my files but didn’t (I was too busy watching Suits and being Mary Jane) I decided to do some summer shopping and take pictures of my new acquisitions like any normal millennial will do.
I shop 3 times a year and spend time researching any new company that I want to purchase from. My pennies need to well spent!
When shopping for clothing and accessories my criteria are simple:
I love fashion, and I love it more cruelty-free which means I don’t shop for leather, silk, wool, fur or any other animal derived products. Companies with obscure practices are definitely out of my radar. I try to shop sweat-shop free as much as I can.
I have a soft spot for any company that is willing to turn anything old into something beautiful.
I believe that one should be fairly compensated for any hard work. Cruelty should not be a fashion accessory. We all have needs to be met.
There is nothing more comfortable than a pair of well-made piece of clothing. Some companies out there are willing to go the extra step by growing their own organic cotton and hemp. Nothing can beat handmade.
There is so much more to consider, let’s just leave it for a future conversation. Remember, you don’t have to be rich to shop ethically. You don’t have to sacrifice your taste to choose to live cruelty-free. You also don’t have to be a hippie or wearing cotton canvas bag (unless you like it) to wear fair trade fashion.
Let’s keep the discussion going! Let me know what are your ways to shop ethically and where do you shop!
Until next time…
Stay Ethical and Chic!
P.S: My shoes are not Christian Louboutin!