A little over a month ago I committed to the Slow Fashion Summer for 2019. I wrote about it in some detail here so I’ll try not to repeat myself. Collaction created the challenge, in which participants buy no new clothing (second hand or swapped is ok) for three months. The challenge this season runs from June 21st to September 21st. Their aim was to get 10,000 participants. Currently there are 14,487 people taking part. The point of the challenge is to draw attention to the wasteful nature of fast fashion, one of the world’s biggest polluters.
Welcome to my first Everlane review! I’ve talked a fair bit about sweatshirts already, but I felt that there was room for one more in my collection. My Everlane Lightweight French Terry Crew is different from my other sweatshirts in shape, fit, colour, and fabric so I think it was a worthwhile addition to my closet.
Image from Everlane’s website
Sustainable Wardrobe – Why I’m Making the Switch
I usually try to stay away from controversial topics on my blog. I prefer to keep it light and fun. However, our current environmental situation is desperate and I feel strongly about it. I’m making the change to a sustainable wardrobe and I want to tell you why. This post may get a little preachy and I apologize for that. It’s important though, so I encourage you to read on!
The Current Situation
Our current situation is pretty dire. With climate change, overpopulation, deforestation, and pollution we have nearly succeeded in making our home planet inhospitable to human life, as well as to most of our fellow animals. We’ve got a very short time left to make some drastic changes if we want to change our current circumstances. There are lots of things we can all do to help that go beyond recycling.
I’m on a shopping ban at the moment, however, I still have a running wish-list. When I do finally buy a few things I’ll refer to the list so that I stay on track and don’t end up with any unused pieces.