I am so excited to share my new Feminine Favorite’s ethical fashion series with you! My views toward the fashion industry have evolved over the past few months. This summer, Mike and I watched a documentary called ‘The True Cost‘. This film explains the fast fashion industry and the need for our world to embrace ethical fashion. In this documentary, we watched the poor fight for their lives as they support our excessive materialistic society. We truly were shaken to the very core of our beliefs about our world, our society, and about our material goods. You can read more about our thoughts regarding ethical fashion here, here, here, and here. Promoting ethical fashion and material goods is a strong passion of ours. I promise to do my utmost in representing ethically made clothing on Finding Philothea.
You may see me wearing my other clothing for awhile because not only did ‘The True Cost’ teach me about the importance of speaking for those whose voices are left unheard and ignored, it taught me the importance of consuming less, and using and reusing what I already own. Prior to our change of heart, I would have purchased most of the items on my “Feminine Favorites” list. This time is different. I truly have no desire to purchase anything for awhile. I want to prolong the use of the clothes I currently own out of respect for the person who made my garments, and the suffering he or she endured under unethical conditions. However, I wanted to share these items with you, if you are in need of some Autumn pieces!
I truly love fashion. It brings me so much joy to see people express themselves through clothing. Yet there is a need for a radical change in the fashion industry, and I hope my “Feminine Favorites” help bring that revolution – one of morality, dignity, modesty, and charity. I spent time researching each piece for my “Ethical Autumn” and I am so excited to share them with you! I love the buttery soft linen of Pyne & Smith Clothiers’ dresses, and if I were to purchase anything on this list, I would totally get the gorgeous Nisolo Crossbody bag! Berets were all over Paris Fashion Week, and I researched like crazy to find the perfect ethically made one to share with you! It is such an exciting challenge to find ethically made clothing! It is beautiful to learn about the people, the companies, the clothing, the sources, and the materials that create the ethical fashion industry.