Plastic and illegal nets found in the ocean were recycled in June due to Adidas smart idea. They teamed up with Parley for the Oceans and created 50 pairs of shoes using these recycled yarn fibres. The goal was to remind people why we need to keep our oceans clean and to provide inspiration for all generations. In this continuous and busy rush called life, we forget to take care of the environment.
People often do not believe in initiatives, taking into consideration that small actions will not bring any major change. I just want to remind them about Butterfly effect and it all starts with education, whether it is in school or at home. The textile and apparel industry pollute, but recycling and upcycling actions will always help to reduce this. Weaving, crocheting, and knitting all bring us closer to more traditional times. Sure we cannot learn these handcrafting skills in a day, but there are so many DIY projects that can inspire us to transform our clothes and more. Today, the big fashion giants lure us in with these new collections every season and new trends. It is not cool to have clothes from the previous season. Says who? Kim Kardashian? Demand and supply as such.
I usually buy from online and high street store, but I like to wander in second-hand shops so I can opt for an economical and ecological alternative. First of all, I go after books, old frames or porcelain and I end up coming home with clothes and accessories. Going thrifting still creates controversy, but I continue to see them as the water cycle in nature: vital. The outfit I am wearing today has a story; a story on the shelves of the stores. It is a challenge. I gather as many thrift items and combined them with modern notes: jewellery and sandals. Yes, you can look chic without wearing haute couture pieces.
The polka dot dress reminds me of the ’70s: romantic, with medium length, V-neck, puffed sleeves, the item follows the body line and it is super comfortable. The white blazer well fitted, Chanel inspired had no buttons, but I could not leave it there. The grey bag / clutch is a simple accessory with gold details. The book, you guessed, it’s thrift as well… all the time it happens to me to find interesting books from various fields. Have a wonderful day! Leave me your opinion in the comments down below about this challenge!