Our outfit challenge for January was a freestyle one. Basically we could choose anything we wanted as long as it was sustainable or ethical. The Freestyle challenge is the chance for bloggers to show us their favourite style or try out something new.
Bella of Citizen Rosebud describes her outfit “I’m wearing a dress from Karina Dresses, an USA manufactured dress. Designed and sewn in the United States has its challenges, especially in a global economy that wants cheap prices for quality goods. Committed in giving their employees a living wage, and proud of their long term commitment to sustainable practices, Karina Dresses puts their money where their mouth is and also donates “100% of net proceeds of their LOVE CLUB membership to The Little Stars School of Varanasi, India (littlestarsschool.org), an organization that provides an education – including sewing classes! – for street children, especially young girls.”
At Joyatri’s Adventures in Vintage, a post on Long Term Commitment features a fantastic vintage outfit. She also talks about how she has bought beautiful quality clothes to last a long time.
My Freestyle Outfit (posted on Style Eyes Ethical Fashion Blog) which I have also entered in the Observer Ethical Awards (Check out how you can enter here!) features a top by ethical brand YouMeWe and trousers by ASOS Africa, vegetable tanned leather shoes by Dream in Green and second hand/ vintage jacket and bag.
Our February outfit challenge was to create an ethical/ sustainable outfit inspired by Frida Kahlo. Frida was a Mexican painter whose work is considered emblematic of national and indigenous tradition and is also celebrated by feminists for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form.
Ethical Fashion Blogger Pao of Project Minima created this fantastic photograph inspired by a Frida painting for a feature about imitating art on Thrifted Shift.
I have also noticed plenty of fashion inspired by Frida Kahlo lately, which just happens to be sustainable. Check these out!
These Frida Kahlo pieces arehandmade by Lilygrace Originals using vintage beads and Rhinestones. Check out the website for more Frida inspired jewellery.
This Frida t shirt by Ink Apparel is dip dyed with original artwork hand painted onto an eco cotton t shirt. It is made in compliance with the Fairwear Foundation.
In case you are interested, there was an interesting article about Frida as a fashion icon in the Daily Mail last month.
I hope you are having a good week. Please keep your eye out for our November DIY challenge which I will be posting very soon.
This month at Ethical Fashion Bloggers, we are having a slightly more creative challenge than usual. Our challenge for this month is to create an outfit inspired by Frida Kahlo, the Mexican artist and icon of female creativity. Your outfit can be inspired by Frida herself or one of her paintings, it should also include at least one piece of ethical, vintage, upcycled or second hand clothing. You can find images of Frida’s paintings as well as further information about her on www.fridakahlo.org.
To enter this challenge please comment below this post or email me on ceri at heathcotecommunications.co.uk with the link to your Frida inspired outfit post by Saturday 17th November. I will post the round up on Sunday. I look forward to seeing your outfits.
The weather might seem a little miserable at the moment so this month I thought we could cheer things up with our outfit challenge by including some eye popping brights. It is up to you how much brightness you include on your ethical, charity shopped, thrifted or vintage outfit. If you are really brave, you could go the whole hog and opt for head to toe neons or alternatively just one amazing bright statement acessory is great too.
The usual rules apply. Photograph and post your outfit to your blog with a mention of us and link to www.ethicalfashionbloggers.com then post your link in the comment section of this post or email me at email@example.com by the end of the day on Tuesday 9th October. I will post a round up of the outfits on 10th October.
Don’t forget. you can now follow and pin with us on Pinterest. If you are not a member of Ethical Fashion Bloggers yet, you can just email me to join.
For this months DIY/ Upcycling Challenge, we have created outfits with the theme of lace, you can read more about the challenge here.
Jamillah of Made to Travel has posted a very simple tutorial on how to make this lovely lace cut out blouse.
Pao of Project Minima has not only made a beautiful lace collar with several homemade crochet lace collars passed down from her Mom but she has artistically featured it in the painting Madame Charles Louise Trudaine by Jacques Louis David.
For my lace DIY outfit on Style Eyes Ethical Fashion Blog I have combined two piece of clothing, a lace top and strapless floral dress, that I hardly wear to make something much more wearable.
Next up on Ethical Fashion Bloggers is a Polyvore contest, more details to follow soon!
This months DIY/ Upcycling challenge is all about lace. You can either make something or upcycle something using lace or upcycle something old made from lace. All you need to do is post your DIY to your blog and email the link to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 23rd September. I will post a round up of all of the posts on Monday 24th.
Just in case you are in need of a little inspiration, check out the You Tube tutorial for Anthroplogie inspired lace shorts above.
For September, the Ethical Fashion Bloggers Outfit Challenge is layering. It is really simple to join in. You just need to make a layered outfit featuring at least one ethical, eco, vintage or upcycled piece, feature the outfit in a blog post and then add the link to your blog post below. You have until Sunday 16th to add your link below or leave it on the comments. I will post all of the outfits on Sunday evening. It would be great if you could also share this post through Facebook and/or Twitter to spread the word about how amazing sustainable fashion can look.
Above is my attempt at creating a layered outfit on Polyvore. If you are also a fan of Polyvore, don’t forget to join in our Polyvore challenge on 26th September, more details to follow soon.
If you are not yet a member but would like to recieve email updates about outfit challenges and Ethical Fashion Bloggers events, please email me on email@example.com.
Bold, bright and beautiful prints are one of the biggest trends for spring and summer. At Ethical Fashion Bloggers this month, we show you how you can work this trend in an ethical and sustainable way including beautiful vintage pieces and bold handcrafted fairtrade fashion. If you need a little cheering up, these outfits will definitely do just that!
For April, the Ethical Fashion Blogger’s Outfit Challenge follows on with the theme of ‘Made Locally’. As I have mentioned before, our membership is worldwide and so Made Locally means something very different to each of our members. Here are the very stylish outfits that have been created.
Valentines day might seem like a distant memory, but I assure you the best things in life are worth waiting for. For February, the Ethical Fashion Bloggers were challenged to create an outfit for Valentines Day or with a theme of romance using ethical and sustainable clothing and accessories. Here are the beautiful outfits that they created.
Citizen Rosebud looks stunning a vintage plaid maxi in an outfit inspired by UK blogger Vintage Vixen.
Mary Van Note opted for a beautifully romantic outfit which included a 1960′s vintage red lace dress.
Jean of all Trades choose to wear a very stylish and versatile red dress, a really eyecatching outfit!
Pao of Project Mimosa tuned up this tunic for the occasion, a cafe date with her husband.
Franca of Oranges and Apples looks beautiful in a vintage floral dress for her anniversary at the shore.
At Thrifted Shift, a Valentines treat with a stylish but thrifty outfit inspired by raspberries and chocolate!