I love retail therapy and I love fashion. Towards the end of 2015 however, I found out where some of my clothes are made and I’ve never shopped the same since. (Read my article here.)
This year, watch The True Cost movie (it’s online and also on Netflix).
Turns out, some operators in the fashion industry are not only the second biggest polluters of our planet (after oil, seriously), they employ women, children and men in conditions you would never work under.
It’s not as difficult as I thought it would be to shop more ethically and sustainably. After you’ve watched the doco do these two things:
- Download the free Good on You app to help you find ethical labels near you in Australia plus you can give your fave labels feedback to do better
- Discover ten of the ethical fashion labels I love here and here
A childhood spent skating up and down, and up and down, our driveway in a pair of blue and yellow suede stripe skates plus birthday parties at the local roller rink (the music! the disco lights!) inspired my first fashion shoot for CHILD’s September 2015 issue.
What could go wrong inviting a group of kids to a party and putting them in roller skates, for the first time, ever?
Fortunately there were plenty of helpers and no spills, but lots of laughs and reminiscing about what we wore in the 80’s. Pink terry toweling play suit anyone?
This is a video of behind the scenes, including all the final shots and yes, that appears to be me jumping around behind the camera like I’ve had too much sherbet (not that too much sherbet is a thing) trying to get one of the kids to crack a smile. Anything for the shot.
Photographer: Sue Stubbs, Stylist: Olivia Waugh