I hope you have had a lovely Christmas. I have had spent a lovely time with my family and after receiving some money for Christmas have decided to indulge in a little sales shopping.
Although the thought of people elbowing their way into the boxing day and new year sales and grabbing just about everything in sight does not really sit well with the concept of sustainability, I do think that you can bag yourself a bargain and still be sustainable. For me sales shopping is a great opportunity to try a new ethical/ sustainable fashion brand that I have never bought from before. The fact that I am getting a bargain makes me a little braver than I might usually be in trying something new. I think the golden rule to shopping sustainably in the sales is to only buy what you need, or really really want. This year I have made myself a sort of wishlist to ensure that I don’t buy anything pointless. So here is what I have got…
First of all I have treated myself to a clothes steamer, something that I have wanted for ages to steam my vintage clothes and cut down on dry cleaning. I will hopefully be writing a review as soon as I have tryed it out. They have some great reductions on at the moment at fridga.com.
I also got a black dress, a pair of leggings, a beaded collar necklace and a dress from the Orla Kiely range at People Tree. All items that I have been admiring on the site for quite a few months.
The People Tree sale is amazing and I would definitely recommend checking it out here. You can also find some great bargains on style is… sustainable fashion sale page. Finally there are also some great sales on at Timberland, Oxfam, Ethical Superstore, Seasalt Cornwall and Fashion Conscience.
I don’t have too much planned for New Year as usual, perhaps just an early dinner out with Mr Style Eyes and the girls and a bottle of bubbly in front of the TV. What will you be up to?
With warmest wishes