There has been a lot of controversy in the media about empowering “feminist” T-shirts, even charity T-shirts, not being made in the same spirit as they inspire.
I recently did a talk here in Phnom Penh about why fashion is a feminist issue at a feminist festival. It was a powerful day, full of supportive energy that deeply inspired me. I’ve wanted to talk about this topic in more detail since, and what better time than the week leading up to International Women’s Day?
The holiday season is fast approaching. Whether that statement fills you with excitement or dread is personal. I am usually a mixture of both but if I had to pick, probably the later. One of the reasons for that is, call me a Scrooge, but I hate the consumption overload that comes with Christmas. Particularly sale days like Black Friday, which is now extended to the whole weekend through to Cyber Monday. Again, whether you love it or hate it is all down to you. I again will choose the later.
There I said it. I know I am not the only one, who sometimes struggles with fear and self-doubt. But, the mean little voice in my head sure makes me feel like I am. Saying, everyone else’s work is better than mine, I don’t have enough followers, you know the drill.
This is a different kind of article you are used to reading, but I need to go back to basics. I started this blog to provide a cathartic space to write and feel better, to be honest, and relaxed. I wanted to lay my soul bare and hope someone might read and relate. So, I am being brutally honest to enable myself to progress. I guess there is no time like the present.
We drink tap water abroad and live to tell the tale. So far we have drunk tap water from Bali, Cambodia and India, with not one single complaint. In the past, this sounds like a recipe for disaster. Envisioning a holiday spent cradling the toilet rather than out exploring. Well, thanks to Water-To-Go, we can all safely and conveniently stay hydrated anywhere in the world.
Worn it 30 times is a series we’ve put together, highlighting the joy of wearing our clothes 30 times and more. With help from our favorite bloggers, we will show the outfits turning us all into proud outfit repeaters. Passionate about showcasing the slow fashion movement? The famous 30 wears challenge is a great place to start. We hope to show how we can all become happier and more sustainable through our clothing choices. This week it is the turn of Elly, from Take It Up Wear It Out.
Conventional fashion wisdom suggests that impulse purchases are unlikely to remain in your wardrobe for more than a few months, let alone a few years. The same style advisors would probably also try to discourage you from buying anything when you are abroad and have been day drinking. But, I like to defy conventional fashion rules. That’s why a sparkly cheesecloth dress has been a much-loved part of my summer wardrobe for thirteen years.