Some dates for your diary

 

Today is launch day for Ethical Fashion Bloggers and I am super excited. Remember you don’t have to just blog about ethical fashion to join us, we welcome anyone with an interest in ethical fashion or concerns about the impact of fashion. The more the merrier!

So to get us started, here are just a few dates for your diary. All members will also receive newsletters which will give you updates and reminders on everything that is going on.

All of our link exchanges will always take place on a Wednesday, with all links to be submitted by the previous Monday. Generally we will try and do an outfit challenge on the first week of each month and a DIY round up on the second week of each month.

  • Our first outfit challenge round up will take place on 9th November (please submit your links by 7th November). The theme will be an ethical version of your favourite catwalk look for AW11. I will be giving more detail about this in a separate post soon.
  • Our first DIY round up will take place on 16th November (please submit your links by 14th Nov) again I will be giving more details soon.
  • I don’t have any exact dates yet for our first meet up but hope that it will be in January 2012.  Our first online clothes swap will be in March 2012.

I look forward to getting to know more about you and your blogs. If you would like to guest post for the Ethical Fashion Bloggers blog, please get in touch.

With warmest wishes 

Ceri

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5 Ethical Ways to Monetise Your Fashion Blog

Being ethical and making money from your fashion blog don’t have to be mutally exclusive. You just need to stay true to your values and not get tempted by offers that don’t fit. Here are just a few ideas of ways that you can make money without compromise:

  • Advertising – Set yourself an advertising policy on what type of advertising you will and won’t accept. Why not try making  a list of companies that you would llike to work with and try and approach them direct. Networks will usually also allow you to accept or reject ads as you like.
  • Affiliate marketing – there are a number of ethical companies with affiliate marketing programmes. Try People Tree, Fashion Conscience and Natural Collection. Once our community becomes a little more established, I hope to contact some of the affiliate networks to see if they can get more ethical brands and retailers in board for our members to promote.
  • Selling second hand or vintage clothing – you can set up a shop through ebay and use your blog to promote it.
  • Sellling upcycled fashion or accessories – again you can use your blog to promote a shop or store on a marketplace like Etsy or Folksy.
  • Promote your services – are you a writer, photographer, model or designer. Your blog is a great way of promoting your service and getting more work.

If you have any other ideas for ethical ways to monetise your blog, please add them to the comments!

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