Eco Fashion Week Part I

by - April 04, 2017

Over the weekend, I had the privilege of attending the Eco Fashion week (EFW) thanks to my dear friend Rina Doria ♥.  EFW's concept aims to develop a fashion world that involves both the creator and the consumer in which "considers the environment, the working conditions, the supply chain as well as responsible consumption practices".  It was fantastic to see what today's designers have in store to move the fashion industry forward with such a meaningful idea to make fashion responsible and sustainable.

In the past, I was guilty of making silly decisions of purchasing cheap garments for "fast fashion".  They were very attractive for me then because of the affordable price tag and it fulfilled my greediness to be up-to-date with the fashion world.  They usually went in and out of trend very quickly and the material was often not the best.  After a season or so, they would be worn out, faded and not pretty to look at anymore.  Recently, I've started looking into clothing that is more classic and versatile made with better material - such as those made with organic fabric.  Moreover, I've started looking through the pile of clothes I already have and see if I can style them differently as I did before.

To go with the flow of the eco-friendly idea of EFW, I picked out an outfit with pieces I found hidden in my own closet.  Finding this shirt with beautiful faux leather cut-out detail in my closet was like discovering treasure on a deserted island.  It was the gem!  I paired it with skinny jeans and kept accessories to a minimum to accentuate the details of the shirt.  You can't go wrong to throw in a messenger bag, classy watch and a plain bangle complete a clean, classic, ever-lasting look.  It always a rule of thump for me to if one piece of the outfit is very outstanding, keep everything else to a minimum to let it shine.  It works well every time!

This week's experience has raised my awareness regarding my fashion carbon footprints and I will definitely be more conscious about my choices in buying and re-using clothes in the future.

Stay tune for Part II of Eco Fashion Week!

Shirt: Sheinside - Similar
Jeans: Urban Planet - Similar
Leather jacket: Danier - Similar
Boots: Nysiani Women Shopping Center - Here
Watch: DKNY Here and Similar
Bracelet: Courtney on Main

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