This week is Fashion Revolution Week, an annual event that raises awareness for the poor working conditions in the fast fashion industry, as well as the environmental impact it has, and the way we consume clothes. This Wednesday was also the anniversary of the Rana Plaza garment factory tragedy. Back in 2013 a garment factory with several buildings collapsed and about 1135 workers died and more than 2000 were injured.
There are several things you can do to start a fashion revolution. You can wear what you already have, shop less in general, support sustainable & fair fashion brands or buy your clothes second hand. I love to shop second hand! It´s affordable, sustainable, and you can find some really special items that nobody else has.
In honour of Fashion Revolution Week, today´s outfit is all second hand items ( apart from the shoes ). I really like the look and hope it inspires you try second hand shopping yourself, I think you gonna enjoy it as much as I do 🙂
There are a lot of different ways you can shop for second hand clothes:
Shop online, for example at Asos Marketplace or Etsy
Go to an actual store, I love Vinty´s in Nürnberg
Swap clothes with a family member or a friend
Go to flea markets
Jumper – Minimum, swapped with my mum
Jeans* – Vintage Levi´s from Vinty´s
Bag* – from Etsy
Headscarf* – from Vinty´s
Shoes* – Veja – in a different colour here
items marked with a * are sustainable and / or fair
That´s it for today! Do you like to shop second hand? If so which was the last item you bought? If not are you tempted to try it? Check out last Sunday´s outfit or my five Spring Essentials if you fancy reading some more…
I wish you a lovely day!
Give the Fashion Revolution website a read for more information about fast fashion and what you can do to help…
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