Ethical and Sustainable Outfits in 2013

In 2013, I managed to stick to my pledge to wear only ethical and sustainable outfits by wearing clothes that I already had aswell as shopping in charity and vintage shops aswell as some fantastic sustainable and ethical fashion brands. I still think there is plenty of room for improvement as my wardrobes are now truly stuffed with clothes, I really don’t need anything else. The challenge to be more ethical and sustainable with my style for 2014 will focus on making do with what I already have, only replacing clothing when it wears out or by adding no more than one beautiful (keep for ever) piece of clothing to my wardrobe each season plus maybe a few carefully chosen accessories.

Here are some of my favourite outfits from 2013 in no particular order. Loving putting together this post as it reminds me of the clothes that I have hidden away in my wardrobe.

Necklace – MADE
Faux Fur Gillet – Oxfam

Dress – vintage
bag – vintage from Oxfam

cardigan – vintage from oxfam
bag – vintage

SkunkFunk Dress

Denim jacket -swapped
dress – Skunkfunk
shoes – Swedish Hasbeens
Necklace – Hiro and Wolf


Dress – Earth Kind Originals
Scarf – Hoss Intropia


Jacket – Rokit (vintage)
Dress – Johari
Shoes – Dream in Green

Kimono jacket

Jacket – upcycled from a vintage dressing gown
trousers – Nancy Dee
Shoes РMelissa 

Necklace – MADE
floral print mix

Top and skirt – both charity shopRuby Rocks Dress

Skunkfunk dress


Dress – SkunkFunk


Dress – Annie Greenabelle
Shoes – Clarks

Dress РAnnie Greenabelle 
Shoes – Melissa

jacket – as above
jeggings – Oxfam
t shirt – A Question Of

2013 has been a very busy year for me. Not only is it the year that I launched my website but also the year that I went back to work full time (although possibly only temporarily). I have also spoken at and attended another Source Summit organised by the Ethical Fashion Forum, a pretty amazing experience.

Well now I have looked back over 2013, I am all ready to begin 2014! I will be welcoming in the new with a fairly quiet get together with friends but will take the opportunity to get a little dressed up. I have lots of exciting things planned for 2014 already, I can’t wait!

What were your favourite outfits of 2013 and what what will you be up to on NYE?


2 thoughts on “Ethical and Sustainable Outfits in 2013

  1. A fab round-up and a commendable effort to stick to your ethics. Love the black Skunkfunk dress and the Hasbeens particularly!
    We’ll be in bed by 9 ready for a 3am drive to the airport! Happy New Year! x
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