My darling Saintettes! How are you all? I hope you are enjoying the glorious sunshine and making the most of all the exciting events that summer has to offer.
As you may (or may not!) have noticed, I have been one quiet bunny over the last month. Well I’ve decided it’s time to a) start blogging about the wonderful world of ethical fashion again and b) spill the beans on where I have been so mysteriously hiding away!
You may have picked up from my odd ‘ranting’ post that I’m pretty passionate about ethical fashion. Thus far I have been writing The Style Saint as a means to fulfil this interest while hopefully doing something good for the world. However, through my research and writing, I have discovered just how far ethical fashion has to come. I’ve pondered long and hard over the likelihood of tangible, long-term change. I’ve wondered at times if I’m mad going into this industry. But I always come back to the same outlook; I believe that in our lifetime we will see real development take place. The speed at which interest in ethical fashion is growing shows the first signs of this development.
Feeling like my blog isn’t quite enough, I have thought about other ways I can instigate change. I have a meeting this afternoon at City Hall in London as I am a member of the steering group for the Mayor’s Green Fashion Guide. I have also won a pitch (alongside two other people) to develop and implement a PR strategy for the Ethical Fashion Forum’s Source Platform, again helping to spread the ethical fashion word as well as educating myself further. Finally I am lucky enough to have a weekly posting about growing ethical fashion labels on the Eco Age website of which Livia Firth is the Creative Director. The website has just been revamped so it is a very exciting time to be getting involved!
Despite participating at all of these levels, what I really want to do is own my own ethical fashion label. So what I have really been doing is squirreling away over a portfolio to apply for a Masters in Fashion. I’m applying to start this September; however I’m not 100% sure I have the credentials to get in so if not, I shall apply next year instead! Here’s an example of some of my previous designs for Spring/Summer 2010:
So there you have it; one very self-indulgent post! I’m a determined little monkey when I want to be, and I can tell you this now: I will do literally everything in my power to make the fashion industry a more ethical place. Adios for now my little pumpkins; keep an eye out for the latest in ethical fashion later this week!