In my last post, I should have mentioned that the responses to the government's recommendations about the fashion industry weren't all one-sided. Oxfam, Brotherhood of St. Laurence, and Fair Wear all responded as well and had their say about the issues with worker welfare and the environment in mind. Anyway, we'll see what happens.
I was interviewed over at a new fashion blog called The Clothing Menu. Click here to check it out.
This is what I wore the other day.
..which she was a little wary of. She is learning something new every day and constantly surprising me. Amazing. Something I've been thinking about lately is how many people begin to care about being environmentally friendly after they have a child. Maybe because they realise that it's their child's future at stake, or there's something about babies that makes us want everything natural and fresh, like the little one? Maybe both.
For me, the caring did come after Ellie was born, but I'm not sure if it was because of her. I feel like I would have had the same reaction if I'd learned about the issues before she was born, but who knows. I'm still not entirely sure what my main reason for caring is, or maybe I just don't know how to word it. I just know that the world's current level of consumption is fundamentally not good and don't want to participate when alternatives are often easier, cheaper and more fulfilling.
What's your reason? Why do you care about the environment?