Friday, 25 April 2014

Vintage Shopping: #Fashion Revolution Day

The idea was to get this post up in time for yesterday's Fashion Revolution Day, marking the one year anniversary since 1133 people were killed and over 2500  injured when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

I have always quietly upheld in the background of this blog a point of view that fast fashion is something I don't celebrate, and my focus on searching out clothes which are made from better fabrics, with an emphasis  on charity shop and vintage shopping is a part of that.

To mark Fashion Revolution Day (albeit a little late, but the LP philosophy has always been "better late than never" if only for the reason that otherwise I would never achieve anything) and because I am very behind with my vintage updates, I thought I'd do a round-up of some of my latest finds, perhaps to inspire some of you who haven't yet bought into the second-hand thing to give it a whirl.

This little lot is more accessory focussed than usual, but that's the thing with charity shops, you just roll with the punches.

{bracelet found at vintage market}
{art-deco style earrings}
{couldn't resist this silver-plated jewellery holding donkey}
{necklace found at vintage fair}
{tan leather handbag found in charity shop}
{bronzey beaded statement necklace}
{a long sought after snake necklace….ssssssssssss}
{Liberty shawl - found in a charity shop - BIG WIN!}
{jacket found in Oxfam}
{gold & turquoise necklace}
{vintage Pied a Terre tan leather boots - made in Italy, just how I like them}

Lucy Siegle has positioned herself as an expert on the matter, writing regularly in the Guardian and putting her case persuasively. If you have more questions on the matter then she's your girl and you can find her on Twitter @lucy siegle. 

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