What perfect timing!
Having just dived headfirst into my No New Clothes Challenge, and having just blogged yesterday about all things slow, along comes Karen of The Fringe Association, with the inaugural Slow Fashion October!
Karen was inspired by the fabulous Me Made May, run each year by Zoe at So, Zo…What do you know? and wanted something with a different, broader scope (and at a chillier time of year, better suited to the knitters!).
Here is what Karen has to say about the reason for a focus on Slow Fashion:
I’d like us to be able to celebrate not only our own makes (although definitely that!) but clothes that have been made for us by others; worn over the course of years or decades; handed down or rescued from thrift shops or attics; mended; handcrafted in the small studios of slow fashion designers and/or from ethical fabrics; and so on. I want it to be about responsible and sustainable fashion in all its splendor, in other words. An opportunity to discuss and explore the wide range of topics that are at the core of slow fashion.
I was so excited to find out about it, and needless to say, I’m in!
Karen has set a very loose theme for each week:
I can’t wait to be joining in with this, and will be following the #slowfashionoctober hashtag on Instagram.
Anyone else joining in?