I, Isabel B. S., hereby refuse to sartorially support twisted corporate motives. I will buy fabric and make my own clothes, so I know for sure they were not manufactured in sweatshops. If there is something I cannot make myself, I will make sure it has been ethically manufactured in sustainable fabric OR bought secondhand to prevent clothing from being needlessly sent to a dump. I am doing what I can to create a better world through the medium most important to me:fashion. Uninformed clothes shopping is not my style.
EDIT: I want everybody to know that this isn't ALL I'm doing either, just in case you thought I was lazy and the only way I could change the way was through what I wore. My family already owns a low flush toilet, and energy efficient refrigerator and is saving up to buy a hybrid car. I take the bus to school, only drive when it is necessary and always buy locally grown produce. I volunteer for the Green Party and I'm taking Environmental Studies in University. So in short, making my wardrobe more earth-friendly is pretty much the last step I can take before carbon-footprint virtually disappears off the face of the earth.
Feel free to copy and paste this fashion manifesto on your blog and take the vow. I doubt anyone will, but at least I'm not all talk and no action.
During the summer, I am planning on making myself:
-A skirt/dress/garment of sorts out of fabric scraps from around the house.
-Legions of colourful or printed skinny pants
-Attatching a pair of sunglasses to a chain to make a radical necklace.
-My own "House of Holland" shirtdress (see Hannah Danger for inspiration)