There are only 5 MORE DAYS OF FALL! But it already feels like Winter here in Portland, Oregon.
Going forward with The Burb Girl, a new vision is underway – one that aligns with the changes occurring in my life. After being enlightened on the harsh impacts fast fashion has on our environment, I couldn’t help but reevaluate my role in it. As a young consumer trying to keep up with the ever changing trends, it is natural to buy into fast fashion – brands like H&M, Forever 21, Cupshe (Yes, all have been featured on my blog before, and yes, all have very cute clothes) are all fast fashion. There comes a point where the demand for new trends exceeds the capacity for ethical fashion. But you must know, despite what the media tells you, there is hope for a sustainable future in the fashion industry. You as a consumer have more power than you think.
There is hope. Here are some of the ways you can decrease your shopping footprint!
- Consignment shopping
- Local boutique shopping (also supports your local economy)
- Online shopping with sustainable brands
- Research on companies that are doing it right!
The outfit featured below was all bought locally and second-hand, not to mention it features in-style trends from this season. Comment below and flaunt some of your fashion friendly finds!
Helmut Lang – $97.50, Crossroads Trading Co. $27.50
Staccato – $35, Crossroads Trading Co. $16.50
BCBG – $26, Poshmark
U.S. Polo Assn. – $15, Goodwill