Zara Goes Ethical…

Well, I think the fashion industry has heard us loud and clear! Zara has made an ethical/ sustainable collection although, they were vague on the details, this is a step up for the mainstream fashion industry!  When I saw Zara launched an ethical clothing line my first thought was, ” Is Zara just trying to make money off of the ethical trend? ” To answer my question, I would say, “Yes, they are.” We can only applaud this because Zara may be starting a trend throughout the industry which will not only help spread our ethical message but, it will also, result in helping our planet. When you think about “earth” it is larger concept that some us may not be able to grasp. But, if you look at it as your backyard it is possible to conceive helping that little part of the planet. Now, think about others’ backyards all around the country, some of which are non existent because of  excess waste, and pollution. Imagine all of these things right in your backyard; your beautifully landscaped backyard no longer exist and, you helped in the destruction of not only your backyard but, many others. Now go to your sink and, pour yourself a glass of water this is a luxury that man countries do not have. Why is it that they can’t drink their water? The fast fashion industry that we made happen is one of the largest contributors. By using dyes that are filled with chemicals we are not only being extremely wasteful but, dumping the excess dyes into the water. A large population of the world turns a blind eye to all of the horrible methods of how our clothing is made. Some are unaware of the factories/water problem and, I feel it is all of our responsibilities to take action. By expressing the need for an ethical lifestyle we move companies like Zara, toward an ethical approach to their companies. Turning many companies into ethical companies should be one the many goals we set out accomplish on our journey to helping ours’ and others’ backyards.

Have an enlightening and adventurous day,

allie

http://www.zara.com/us/en/woman/join-life/editorial-c861040.html

 

 

 

 

Orange Harp: Ethical App

Ethical apps are getting me so excited!!

Orange Harp an app that I just discovered with some brands that are making a huge impact on our planet. From zero waste to helping people all over the country his app will make you want to be in on it. I just discovered this app last night and, it is part of my research for my ethical capsule wardrobe. Yes, I have actually been working on my ebook and, I will even be shooting some of looks in Italy! Hopefully, my brother will put on his artistic photographer hat and, help a sister out, literally. I found so many amazing companies and, there a few that stood out right away.

Indosoles- Makes shoes out of tires. Kyle the founder was on a trip in Bali when he discovered locals who were making sandals out of tires of course seeing this at as a golden opportunity he came up with indosole. All the material are vegan, toxin/chemical free and no powered machinery. Kyle’s vision is to take 1 million tires from Indonesian landfills and make them into shoes. Now, that is what I call inspiring! If you remembered I mentioned how landfills will be in future generations backyards if we don’t do anything about it. If more people are like Kyle we won’t have that problem in the future and, trash will become reused in a unique fashion. I want to purchase one pair of sneakers and, a pair of sandals for Italy. This is a company I want to purchase from now and in the future.

bureo- Three friends with a desire to see plastic gone from he ocean. The meaning behind the name bureo is : “the waves” derived from the language Mapuche. They came up with a recycling program to provide fisherman with “environmentally sound disposal points called Net Positiva. From there the team receives” recyclable and durable raw materials.” This can only be found in Chile however, Net Positiva is making its way to California. Their line consists of sustainable skateboards, water bottles, sunglasses, and utensil set. Another great way to help our oceans become free of pollution and, where the fish can roam free. I know that there are fishermen involved in this but, the company is trying to make our oceans safer by giving the fishermen somewhere to dispose of their nets with out further harming the fish. I have always wanted to learn to ride a skateboard but, unfortunately it is not on my list of items I need.

Mitscoots- It does not mention that these socks are vegan or sustainable but, the cause is extremely important.  Tim Scoot founder of Miscoots discovered that the homeless people of Austin, Texas desired socks apart from food and, water. Now some of the homeless people in their area are employed by mitscoots and, for every pair bought another pair is donated to a homeless person. This is how I would envision my company being run by people who are in need of jobs. It is my passion to help those in need of being helped. I would like my company to take aspects of each of these companies and, form an amazing environment to work in.

Right now, I can’t afford employees and, I can’t really afford myself, lol. But, I know that envisioning my company to be more of a family base who helps the environment will manifest it to be. wouldn’t you want to work in places like these that help instead of hurt the planet and, people within it. When I think about the millions of companies who are hungry for money and, have miserable employees I always wonder where did they go wrong, why won’t you build your employees up, why wouldn’t you help them succeed, why wouldn’t you have a save and, calming environment to work in. And, I do not think I will ever understand their ways of business and, I can only strive to do better one day when I have employees.

Ethical Thoughts

Ethical Thoughts,

As you all know I am transitioning into a more ethical way of living and, I thought I’d talk about my transition and how I came to discover the ethical side. I know it sounds like a scene from Star Wars and going to the dark side except this time I am moving to the bright loving side of life. My journey has brought me to such an understanding and peaceful way of viewing the world.  You can say I have come to terms with life but, I am refusing to follow the everyday trend of not caring about others, the planet, or the animals. To often we disregard what is happening and make life like a gift wrapped up with a pretty little bow but, there are things happening that we need to acknowledge. The drinkable water around the world is at a rapid decrease everyday, the landfills are constantly filling, animals are dying, people are getting very little in wages working in factories. Yet, we still are shopping, shopping, shopping away without a care in the world. We have yet, to put ourselves in the place of others and, wonder how we change to help them. That is why I am vegan, and, am starting to live a more ethical life. So, what are you going to do the change the planet or do something you love. I have curated a manifestation list of what I want in life and I am putting it out to the universe. Ask and you shall receive and, that is exactly what I am doing.  One of my top “goals” is to do lots and, lots of traveling. If you have been reading my blog from the being you will know that travel has meant so much to me I love the people and, being immersed in the culture. How will I get to travel, by achieving my first goal to continue to boost my business. I do what I do because I love it so much. I love writing to you all and, talking to you on YouTube. It is amazing that one video or one blog post can make a difference in someone’s day. I know that instead of watching the news in the morning I watch YouTube videos because they inspire me to get moving and, work throughout the day. Almost every morning there is a video that I connect with and, I know that I am meant to watch YouTube. The news is important but, the access nonsense that they have on there isn’t. I try to stay updated and, out of the extra drama. My passion towards fashion has not changed only my view toward the industry has. That is why I am going to be featuring alternative ethical fashion that is perfect for your everyday and fashionable life. Tune in every week for a new post on ethical fashion or living and, stay updated on the topic. Remember to be the change that you want to be in the world and live with no regrets. Do what makes you happy and, be at peace with yourself.

As always,

Have an enlightening and adventurous day,

Allie