Today is the last day of Fashion Revolution Week.  Fashion Revolution is a global movement calling
for greater transparency, sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry. We want to unite the fashion industry and ignite a revolution to radically change the way our clothes are sourced, produced and purchased, so that what the world wears has been made in a safe, clean and fair way.

So Today I thought I should share my contribution to Fashion Revolution Week. On Friday my partner and I were supposed to go to downtown Toronto have a nice dinner, do some vintage shopping, visit some local boutiques and call it a day. However during the day I had worn a pair of shoes that caused my feet to blister badly, it was painful to walk! I decided I will visit one store and get comfortable shoes (which were on my list anyway).

We decided to hit up Fresh Collective in Kensignton Market. I love Fresh Collective because they focus on carrying collections made by independent Toronto designers. Therefore supporting local and sustainable brands. Also they are one of the few retailers that carry Matt and Nat shoes!

If you haven’t already noticed through my Instagram, I love the Brand Matt and Nat. There are many things to love about them they are a Canadian company, they are cruelty free and environmentally conscious. As they grew and got more popular they did move their manufacturing to China in order to keep the cost of their products within a reasonable and affordable range. They do however, promise that their workers are paid fair wages and treated ethically unlike big brands like Zara, Forever 21 and H&M. To learn more about their ethics & sustainability click here!

I wanted a pair of everyday flats and a pair of oxfords! Long behold they had one last pair of the oxfords I wanted in my size for 50% off!! and the pair of flats I wanted to buy for 20% off! The whole line was 20% off and although I wanted to buy SO much I only stuck to the items I needed.. hurray for conscious consumerism.

So in a Nutshell, this Fashion Revolution Week:

I supported an independent local shop.
Bought Ethically made pieces that I needed.
Didn’t cave into the mindset of consuming just because there was a sale going on.

I am interested to see how you participated or what your thoughts are :)

Israa

 

Matt and Nat Hall Oxfords

Matt and Nat Hall Oxfords

Pointed Flats

Pointed Flats

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