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Sunday 30 June 2013

Blogging with a conscience

I struggle with my conscience quite a lot.  I'm not sure if it is being a mum to small children or the current economic/political climate or both!  I have spoken about this previously, it just seems futile to blog about clothing and consuming when so many people are struggling.  I have put off writing about so many products because the price tag is quite frankly vulgar, especially for childrenswear, therefore, I have been trying to bring you economical/recycling projects that make new of something old.  It's not exactly a revolution, but it is a start in the right direction!

So this weekend is Glastonbury (A huge music festival here in Glastonbury, England) and with it comes its own fashion style.....generally a nod to the bohemian.  I had a dress I no longer wore, so I made a playsuit out of it for Fleur.  I basically crossed the front, took a bit out of the back, crossed over the straps and created a pair of shorts out of the skirt....teamed it up with beads, wellies, a headband and hey presto!  Festival Chic!

What do you think?  How do you feel?  Do you sometimes think you should use your creativity for a more worthwhile cause?  I'd love to hear from you.


Celina said...

oh gosh I struggle with this everyday- but fashion happens to be my passion. So I do what I can, hopefully I can inspire and maybe make someone happy. All I know is that it makes me happy. I started recycling clothes for kids in 2004 when I created my own little label which I had to give a couple of years ago- I think i was a little ahead of my time and people here in Montreal just didn't get it. Funny because my mom dressed me in recycled and second hand clothes from the day I was born! I still dress my kids in recycled, second hand, handmade and new (mostly inexpensive, but I do splurge and take advantage of sales sometimes). I think the key is balance, as is with everything else in life I guess!

Reclaim your wedding said...

It is really difficult isn't it? I worry so much, about so many things, wondering what I can do to help change it. But I am completely with you balance is key. At the end of the day creativity always strives forward, an idea is how revolution starts! And creating caring, creative people is a step in the right direction!

I know exactly what you mean about people not being ready for designs, that is a shame. I use to design for a mainstream high street chain here in England and we had to be so customer conscious, it was rather stifling!

I am just glad that there are beautiful, creative people trying to make the world a more beautiful place! Lovely to hear from you Celina :)

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