The saying goes that when you start to care about something, say, an environmental issue, such as global warming, you become more aware of other issues that you previously had not considered. I think it is hard not to, because deciding to care about a cause requires us to learn new things with an open mind.
We believe that when we all open our minds up to new ideas amazing things can happen! Usually, the best thing to happen is we learn much more than we first set out to, and once we care about something bigger than ourselves there is often no going back.
This is very true for me. My passion for starting Into The Eco began with taking an interest in slow fashion, human rights within the garment sector and talking openly about what I thought was wrong with the fashion industry. Over the years my passion moved away from ranting to my family and friends, and frankly wearing myself out, to wanting to take action. These actions have manifested so far in the small ways I have felt possible.
Through this interest in fashion, I have found it almost impossible to stop this passion spilling over into other areas of modern day life. Leading me to think about how I can have a positive impact through my wardrobe choices, but also how we can have a more positive impact through our home lives too. There are so many layers to the sustainable revolution. This has lead us to cutting meat out of our diets as much as possible, recycling religiously, cycling to work when the weather allows, wearing our clothes for longer, and moving away from single-use plastics when given a choice. All good places to start I am sure you will agree.
Today we are discussing slow fashion and offering some pointers on how to begin the slow journey for yourself, right now. Starting with the 30 wears challenge. The good news is we are on the journey with you every step of the way and so are many others. So you are definitely not alone in this process. Yay.
We know how hard it is to make a conscious effort to slow down our buying habits. We are surrounded by advertisements on a daily basis specifically designed to make us want more, even if we don’t need it. The slow fashion movement is about resisting these overly tempting traps, ending our fast fashion habits and making the most out of our clothes. Most importantly choosing our clothes for love over lust and quality over quantity. Within this article, we are featuring some of our most loved clothes, worn way more than 30 times.
My fav outfit of the summer, good for mix and matching, and generally feeling like a big kid
What Do We Want?
When Do We Want It?
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One sunny bank holiday weekend, my lovely friend Ruby invited us to join her at her allotment, which we have Nicknamed Rosie. We chose the name Rosie as there are some lovely white roses growing on her patch and who doesn’t love a nickname. Ruby picked us up in her car in the morning, then just a short car ride away we arrived at our destination, ready to get our hands dirty. Walking through the old rusty gate and into the area filled with people’s homegrown goodies, we felt transported from the hustle and bustle of London life to a peaceful sanctuary for urban growers.
Earlier this year Josh and I embarked on a pretty epic American road trip. Although we could only spend just over two weeks travelling due to our jobs, we sure did pack lots into our adventurous trip around California, Nevada and Arizona.
Everything I previously knew about the west coast was very abstract, I have seen the cliché of LA beaches and the famous Yosemite mountains on my computer screen, but the reality of seeing these places first hand was so much more than we could ever have expected, and the journey itself was filled with challenges. I genuinely think our lives will forever be enhanced because of these experiences and I hope you enjoy reading.