As of today I’ll participate in ‘Fair Wear Friday’ once a month on this blog. On the other Fridays I’ll let you know on Instagram how fair my outfit of that day is, so follow us there as well.
It’s very important to me to buy clothes that are made as fair as possible. I’ve seen the enormous size of the textile industry in Bangladesh, and the huge impact changes can have on many lives. That’s the same for many other countries of course. Still it’s challenging to find fair fashion, and I always ask myself the question what’s acceptable for me and what isn’t.
To inspire all of us, several bloggers have started Fair Wear Friday. A great initiative that has given me a lot of good ideas. Take a look on the blog (in Dutch) Villa Lisa to see who’ve joined Fair Wear Friday.
How fair is the outfit this week?
The cardigan is made by Cora Kemperman, they’ve achieved a D score with Rank a Brand, not too good unfortunately.
Still I feel like they’re doing pretty well actually, but might not communicate this clearly and concisely enough yet. What I’ve read on their website does sounds honest, but that’s hard to check.
The teacup skirt is by Orla Kiely for People Tree. People Tree is a pioneer for fair trade fashion, they also work with a lot of producers in Bangladesh. I’m a great fan of their fashion and would love to buy everything there. It’s not cheap, so it helps to consume less as well.
the woolen tights are by Oroblu. I can’t find anything on their website on sustainability or labour circumstances on their website. That doesn’t predict good things unfortunately…
The shoes are from the Earthkeepers Collection by Timberland, achieving a C label with rank a brand. While that’s not amazing, they’re still one of the most sustainable brands in the shoe industry. That does say something horrible about how our shoes are made, doesn’t it?
How fair is your outfit today? Let me know in the comments or on social media!