IFB Project Roundup #91: Sustainable Style

Sustainable style is not a trend. In the past seven years where I've been watching fashion closely, from H&M to the proliferation of local design, more and more companies incorporate sustainability into their business models. This week's project was to bring the movement to our blogs… what is sustainable fashion? What does it mean to the fashion blogging community. Many of the submissions shared clever ways to bring sustainability home, from DIY, to wearing your clothes longer, and of course highlighting ec0-friendly designers who are both local and luxury.

Earth Day is on Monday, so check them out, perhaps you'll get inspired! And also check out our Sustainable Style Pinterest board for this project!

IFB Project Roundup #91

DIY-Denim-Vest-_-DeSmitten

De Smitten: DIY Denim Vest

One of the simplest ways to sustain your style is to DIY, and re-purpose old clothes. Then you don't have to buy new just to stay trendy!

Fashion-Plate-Sustainable-Living-2-1024x684

Sustainable Living Fest Fashion Show

Sustainable Living Fest Fashion Show where everything showcased in the show was either vintage, consignment or upcycle fashion from local boutiques in our area.

birds_of-a-thread_sustainable

Five Step Path to Fast Fashion Recovery

When I started this blog as a tribute to sustainable, ethical fashion, I was only beginning to understand the toll that fast fashion is taking on our planet’s natural and human resources.

fashionandbeauty

Go Green This Earth Day With 3 Top Eco-Friendly Fashion Designers

High-end fashion designers and popular clothing brands introduce eco-friendly fibres into their garments and amazing organizations working to increase opportunities for eco-conscious designers there is an abundance of fabulous earth-friendly fashions to choose from.

lara_lizard_sustainablestyle

Lara Lizard

There are also clothes that I wear until they die, that can be 15 years or obviously over, and when they are full of holes and beyond repair, the fabric can be recycled.

_funkbyijou_sustainable

5 Ways to Make Your Style Sustainable – And Look Good Doing It!

Includes just a few facts about the effects our beloved fashion industry has on our (hopefully) even more beloved planet.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

9 Responses

  1. Fashion & Beauty Inc

    Amazing roundup of posts this week! I loved this project and I am so flattered you chose my post on eco-friendly fashion designers as one of the top 10. Thank you
    ☮♥www.fashionandbeautyinc.blogspot.com ♥☮

    Reply
  2. Miche

    I love eco-friendly and sustainable fashion. I try to be sustainable by refashioning old dresses I find at thrift stores, or shopping at stores I know make an effort to be eco friendly.

    Check out some of my refashions at: ButtonsAndBirdcages.wordpress.com

    Reply
    • Jennifer Nini

      I saw your post and thought we shared the same same philosophy. I am running a give away for US residents (are you a US resident?) for an ethical necklace by The Leakey Collection (who I am supporting as their fashion helps to raise money so that Kenyan communities can rise out of poverty) and wondered whether you would be interested in entering? Just head to the blog post and the details are in there!

      http://ecowarriorprincess.net/2013/04/earth-day-2013-the-leakey-collection-ethical-jewelry-give-away/ View

      And make sure to add me as a friend!! I think we have too much in common not to keep in touch!!

      Jen aka Eco Warrior Princess

      Reply
  3. Rachel

    thank you for doing this. I was so happy to see my favorite blog Birds of a thread featured. Fast Fashion is just sad and I hope we see an end to it. There is something beautiful about designers creating garments to last and consumers making choices that are more mindful and driven by thoughtfullness and not greed. Mega props 😉

    Reply
    • Jennifer Nini

      I just noticed your post too and I am also a firm believer of slow fashion. I actually have decided this year as a new years resolution that I would not be buying anything ‘new’ so everything I purchase is either second hand or vintage. I noticed as a result that I am more creative with my styling and throwing together outfits because I’m forced to be more creative with what I have! It’s fantastic!

      Anyway, I thought you might be interested in a blog give away that I am running a give away for US residents (are you a US resident?) for an ethical necklace by The Leakey Collection (who I am supporting as their fashion is eco friendly as it is made of local Zulugrass and it also helps to raise money so that Kenyan communities can rise out of poverty) and wondered whether you would be interested in entering? Just head to the blog post and the details are in there!

      http://ecowarriorprincess.net/2013/04/earth-day-2013-the-leakey-collection-ethical-jewelry-give-away/ View

      And make sure to add me as a friend!! I think we have too much in common not to keep in touch!!

      Jen aka Eco Warrior Princess

      Reply
  4. Jacqui

    Thanks so much for the feature! I was crazy inspired by all of the submissions for this project, and found some great new blogs to follow 🙂

    Reply
  5. Jennifer Nini

    This is an amazing post and glad you highlighted Sustainable fashion although hoping that it becomes more mainstream in this online blog community!

    My blog is about highlighting the social and environmental impacts of the fashion industry and helping others choose fashion choices that are more conscious.

    So for any readers out there who share my same philosophy and live in the US and want to win an ethical necklace by The Leakey Collection (who I am supporting as their fashion helps to raise money so that Kenyan communities can rise out of poverty) then just head to the blog post and the details are in there!

    http://ecowarriorprincess.net/2013/04/earth-day-2013-the-leakey-collection-ethical-jewelry-give-away/ View

    And make sure to add me as a friend!!

    Jen aka Eco Warrior Princess

    Reply