If you watch one thing this week please make it The True Cost. It’s streaming on Netflix right now, which is where I ran across it. This powerful documentary shows us the real cost of our clothes – the disregard of worker rights, the environment – all for cheap, disposable, trendy fashion (fast fashion).
This movie opened my eyes to how much I am contributing by purchasing from environmental and socially irresponsible companies.
Thankfully, it’s easy to change the way we shop!
From this day forward I will strive to have at least 80% of my clothes come from ethical companies. I will define ethical companies as companies that use at least one if not more of the following: organic fabrics, fair trade practices, socially responsible factories, USA made, and donations to social/environmental causes.
I plan to continue my Five Piece French Wardrobe Challenge, because I believe that having a small wardrobe is also an important step in a sustainable direction. The tools I learned here about a minimalist wardrobe are still completely relevant.