What a stunning weekend we're having in the UK at the moment! Anyway, I thought it would be apt to write about some of things I've been up to :)
I first went to the London Expo 2018: International Garments & Fabrics Trade Fair. Although I'm not a buyer, I thought it would be interesting to meet some of the people who make a vast amount of our clothes and find out what their sales pitches are like!
One of the things I found myself doing as I was walking round, was actually questioning if they were as ethical as they all made out.
Almost all had large posters claiming they were certified and registered with different bodies, which I guess is reassuring, but, having watched so many documentaries recently, such as the True Cost, I just don't know if I really trust this. If I were actually looking to buy, I think I'd want to go and view the factories myself, before I would be confident enough to place an order.
I certainly left the trade fair with more questions than I went with.
Next, I thought I'd venture to an area of London I hadn't really explored before: Shoreditch and Hackney. I've been following Mini Stitches on Instagram for a while, and I really like their children's clothing designs, so I was ecstatic to see that they have collaborated with Luna & Curious to make some adults sizes!
So, off I went to find Luna & Curious...
What a lovely shop! I expected to see a shop full of children's clothing, but instead it was packed with jewellery, perfumes, homeware and adult's clothing, too. I was in heaven! I didn't intend to buy anything, but found myself trying on the Mini Stitches x Luna & Curious dress... and shortly afterwards I was walking out with it!
Take a look at my Insta, @theethicaledit, for the photo.
I then wandered over to Henri, as it was their first day open. Henri is a brand I've been keeping an eye on since I met Henrietta (founder) at an event over Fashion Revolution Week. Their new shop didn't disappoint. It was full of fabulous, individual pieces, all of which are designed by Henrietta and made in a sustainable and ethical way.
I will be reviewing the garments I bought from both Luna & Curious and Henri after I've put them to the test for a week or two.
I know I implied that this post would be about what I got up to over the weekend, but, if I'm honest, I did all of this on Saturday and I'm now sat here writing this blog on the Sunday. I've been for a walk, shopped at the local market (blog post about it soon) and been to the pub. So I doubt there will be anything more to write about! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Link to relevant websites:
Luna & Curious: https://lunaandcurious.com
Mini Stitches: http://ministitches.org