Nothing Fits Why….

Hello Loves,

So, the other day I was searching and, searching for affordable ethical clothing that will fit me and, honestly there is not much. I think I chatted with you all about not really finding to much at thrift stores that fit my size and, that 90% of my wardrobe is from Poshmark; I was not joking if you ask my friends and, family whenever anyone asks, “where did you get that,” I always respond, “Poshmark.” I absolutely love Poshmark but, sometimes I get really frustrated and, just want clothing that fits well on me. I don’t think it is to much to ask for clothes that fit, especially my chest. I’m sure most of you can relate when it comes to romper, jumpsuits, suits etc. There is always something wrong with a piece of clothing that just doesn’t fit quite right. Now, I am not an expert at sewing, in fact, you could call me a beginner but, I am determined to make myself some clothes that fit really well. I took pictures of items I liked that I want in my wardrobe fitted to my size. I know I’m not going to be able to whip up a dress right away; I do plan on practicing but, I am on a mission to get fabric I love that is ethical and, start sewing away. I do not know how long it will take me but, I’d like to have 10 summer outfits by June. It may be a bit presumptuous however, I would really like some clothing that fits to perfection. I have sewn before and, have made a few pieces but, nothing to this extent without the supervision of a fashion professor. This has been a long time coming especially now that I am a supporter of ethical fashion. I would like ten outfits that are casual/one’s I can wear out, 3 workout outfits and, 3 bathing suits. I will have to figure out how to make all of these things, where I can get fabric and, what time span I am looking at. I made a romper in a 2 hour and 45 minute class over about 13 weeks .  I was done early and, that is because I had an amazing lady next to me who sewed in high school and, she helped me figure out the pattern and, how to sew some of the pieces together. I was also, determined to get it done. That is less then 39 hours of work so, if I can get one piece done a week it will take 16 weeks to accomplish a ten piece summer collection. If I start at the end of January I should be done by end of second week of May. I have to purchase all fabric etc.. which can be very pricey but, it is custom made which could cost thousands of dollars and, I think it will be worth it as long as the pieces are wearable… I am also, on my way to losing weight and, I don’t want there to be a problem that all the clothing is too big so, I will have to see if a tailor or I will be able to take in the clothing. I am so excited/nervous to accomplish this. Please let me know if you would like a series about making clothing without really knowing everything about sewing. I am sure I will learn a lot. If you have any tips please let me know in the comments below. I think I will talk about this on my YouTube Channel as well so, if like to watch videos instead of reading I will leave my channel link below. If you want to follow my progress through instagram you can on @foreverseekingwanderlust and @allievluv.

Have an enlightening and adventurous day,

allie

 

My YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9lSYWyJqDEXe_-toxR7PvQ

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Ethical LookBook

#ethicallookbook coming soon to my #youtubechannel ! All #ethicalclothing is for sale on my #poshmarkcloset tops & dresses. I used @nativetrashion accessories for the shoot ❤Thank you to my friend @leanncoppola for modeling the clothing for me today! #ethical #ethicalvegan #ethicalliving #ethicallymade #ethicalfashion #ethicallysourced #ethicalshopping #ethically #ethicalstyle #ethicalwarrior #ethicalfashioninitiative #ethicalisthenewblack

I posted this on Instagram and really depicts how I feel about ethical living and, the fashion industry. Let’s be the change that we want to be in the world!

Do you care where your clothing is coming from, who is making it, how they live, and the impact that it is having on the environment.  Most people's answer would be NO. This however, closed minded view is the reason the fashion industry can get away with paying oversea workers .25-$4 a day to work just to make clothing for us. We who are careless in our purchases are hurting the workers and the environment. Well, I no longer stand for this injustice. I will not buy from unethical companies because I do not support how they chose to conduct their business. "We do what they want us to," a quote from a song by Bittersweet is all to accurate. Some of you will continue to buy your cheaply made clothing because you chose to close your minds and, if it doesn't directly affect you, you dismiss the problem. Although, it may not affect you directly it will affect future generations when this planet's water supply is unusable because we threw dye into it from fabric. And, when the landfills are stacked but, are now in our backyards because we consumed too much. "Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street. Fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening."
Coco Chanel 
Lets not fall victims to being mindless zombies. #ethicalstyle #ethicalvegan #ethicalliving #ethicallymade #ethicalfashion #ethical #ethicallysourced #ethicalclothing #ethicalshopping #ethicaleating #ethicalbusiness #ethicalwarrior #sustainablefashion #sustainablestyle #sustainableliving #sustainable #sustainabledevelopment #sustainableclothing

Do you care where your clothing is coming from, who is making it, how they live, and the impact that it is having on the environment. Most people’s answer would be NO. This however, closed minded view is the reason the fashion industry can get away with paying oversea workers .25-$4 a day to work just to make clothing for us. We who are careless in our purchases are hurting the workers and the environment. Well, I no longer stand for this injustice. I will not buy from unethical companies because I do not support how they chose to conduct their business. “We do what they want us to,” a quote from a song by Bittersweet is all to accurate. Some of you will continue to buy your cheaply made clothing because you chose to close your minds and, if it doesn’t directly affect you, you dismiss the problem. Although, it may not affect you directly it will affect future generations when this planet’s water supply is unusable because we threw dye into it from fabric. And, when the landfills are stacked but, are now in our backyards because we consumed too much. “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street. Fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”
Coco Chanel
Lets not fall victims to being mindless zombies. #ethicalstyle #ethicalvegan #ethicalliving #ethicallymade #ethicalfashion #ethical #ethicallysourced #ethicalclothing #ethicalshopping #ethicaleating #ethicalbusiness #ethicalwarrior #sustainablefashion #sustainablestyle #sustainableliving #sustainable #sustainabledevelopment #sustainableclothing

#govegan #veganforeverything ❤️ The Planet, The Animals, Yourself, And Each Other. #embrace

Indigo blouse vibrant blue upcycled natural cotton- hand dyed with natural botanical indigo extracts

Size: M

Ethical life store

Recycled Hand-painted Denim Headband/Bracelet- NativeTrashion

Jeans & Sandals from Leann’s wardrobe

 

 

 

Boho Eco dyed cotton natural indigo blouse-hand dyed with natural botanical indigo extracts

Size: XL

Ethical life store

Jeans: Bought secondhand on Poshmark

Sandals: Bought on sale a year ago at Payless

 

 

 

 

 

Indigo blouse top up cycled natural cotton- hand dyed with natural botanical indigo extracts

Ethical life store

Size:S

Vintage1960’s Charm Necklace-Native Trashion

Recycled Hand-painted Denim Headband/Bracelet

Jeans & Sandals From Leann’s Wardrobe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Wedding Top Eco dyed sheer mesh crochet- hand dyed with only natural pigments from plants and minerals

Ethical life store

Size:M

Mini dream catcher/ Recycled Magazine Pendant-Native Trashion

Jeans & Sandals from Leann’s Wardrobe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eco dyed cami halter top

Ethical life store

Size:S

Recycled Hand-painted Denim Headband/ Bracelet- Native Trashion

Jeans, sandals, & tank top are from Leann’s wardrobe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cotton lace t-shirt indigo dyed blue up cycled top

Ethical life shop

Size: S

Vintage 1960’s Heart Charm Necklace- Native Trashion

Jeans & Sandals from Leann’s wardrobe

 

 

 

 

 

Green boxy crop top handwoven eco friendly- made from hand woven cotton w/ small printed pattern of blue triangles

Ethical life store

Size: S

Skirt & Sandals are from Leann’s wardrobe

 

 

 

 

 

 

ethical boho dress- hand dyed upcycled clothing colored using only natural pigments from plants & minerals

Ethical life store

Size: L

Recycled Hand-painted Denim Headband/ Bracelet- Native Trashion

Sandals can be purchased on my Poshamark Closet

Natural Eco dyed green lace boho dress- hand dyed using only natural pigments from plants and minerals

Ethical life store

Size: 8 womens

Recycled Metal Buckle Dream catcher Pendant- NativeTrashion

Sandals are from Leann’s wardrobe

 

 

 

 

 

 Thank You For Watching

Location: Princeton University

Model: Leann Coppola

Me (Allison Vota)

Photographer: Allison Vota

Time Manager/Styling Accessories/Photographer: Ginnie Vota

Special Thanks to Leann and Ginnie (Mom) to take time out of your busy schedules to help make this lookbook possible and, help spread awareness for ethical fashion.

Leann Coppola: Is a student studying to become a nurse and, is currently in her third year of nursing school. Show Leann some love and follow her Poshmark: @leanncoppola

Ginnie Vota: Is a RN who now works as a Pet and House Sitter. Please check out her facebook page for Tag Team Pet and House Sitters LLC, Insured and bonded. She also, my mom who helps me with all my businesses when she isn’t busy with her furry friends.

https://www.facebook.com/Tag-Team-Pet-and-House-Sitters-LLC-Insured-and-Bonded-324818347659324/?fref=ts

 NativeTrashion: http://nativetrashion.bigcartel.com/

My Poshmark Closet: @eyeheartedu

If you are new to Poshmark use my code HFNIS to get $10 credit for both of us

https://poshmark.com/closet/eyeheartedu