As many of you know I am an absolute lover of anything vintage. I could find a place in our home for any antique no matter how big or small. I could also pair up a timeless classic jacket or dress from anyones wardrobe and lust over the quality that you find from wonderful vintage pieces.
We have heard so much more about sustainable fashion recently and the negative impact fast fashion has on the world but, are we doing enough to protect people, businesses and our environment?
I read this morning about the reason why Primark will not sell online specifically during these lockdown periods… we all know Primark sell at ridiculously cheap prices and we know that for them to ship for example a t-shirt with a price tag of say £3.00, it would cost them just as much in postage maybe more than the t-shirt itself. So what does that tell you? How little are they paying people to make them? The article also mentioned that one third of clothes get returned.
I appreciate not everyone can spend money on one garment when they can buy 10 items for the same price of that one piece from the likes of Primark, Boohoo and such like but, if we can do our bit we should at least try.
I don’t shop at the likes of the above for many reasons, I did, don’t get me wrong, I did, many years ago when I was younger and saving up, to spend my money on other things. Now, I really do understand the meaning of buy cheap, buy twice. I also think about how much of our clothes go to landfill, being a smarter shopper, cheap explotation, looking at businesses, charities and brands on my doorstep and most of all finding some amazing items that will last me much longer than any £3.00 top.
Here I am making a start to change the way I shop. Once we are out of lockdown and can head to our local shops, I will be bargain hunting in our second hand shops and antiques stores most definitely.
As we have been doing more online shopping than ever, I have spent time more time looking at the vintage fashion online stores than I do any other website. In fact, there are many vintage fashion accounts I follow on Instagram that I spend my time looking at those than any other instagram accounts I follow.
Here are my top 3 vintage fashion accounts that I follow. I will be keeping a beady eye on their pages for special treats for me in the near future. You too can see how amazing they are. Please give them a follow.
Instagram Vintage Fashion Accounts
Creator of #sundaysvintage Sophisticating Sells on her Instagram page and Etsy store. Link here http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/girlsellsvintage Delivery to wherever you are and all Individually sourced.
Collection of Vintage, Luxury & High Street pieces promotor of sustainable fashion.
As seen in Elle 16 Best Vintage Shops in London Mum & daughter team.