I wore this today for Fashion Revolution Day. It’s not inside out (I chickened out), but it is all fair trade and secondhand. Instead of being forced to tell people why I was wearing my clothes inside out, I just shouted “It’s Fashion Revolution Day!” to an assortment of customers until I felt I had done my duty. Even though I work at a fair trade, organic coffee shop and have a great relationship with the owners, I didn’t think it was the right environment for this type of conversation. There just isn’t enough time for deep reflection when you’re making coffee all day for people with places to go and things to do.
Since April is National Poetry Month, the local library had representatives hand out poems on the Downtown Mall today. I got Saturday at the Canal by Gary Soto. They left a few at the shop so I exclaimed, “Have you gotten a poem yet?!” in between Fashion Revolution Day reminders.
Ethical choices are bolded below. Retailers taking steps to become more ethical are bolded in gray.
- Top – People Tree
- Skirt – secondhand via Thredup (I won a giveaway!)
- Shoes – secondhand via ebay
- Belt – thrifted