Neck Sweaters: Reviews Site and Gallery
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Neck Sweaters: Reviews Site and Gallery
Hello everyone, so a little over a year ago probably, probably about a year and a half now, I made a video announcing that I was going to no longer shop at fast fashion retailers and move towards a more sustainable and Eco-friendly lifestyle in general.
Since making these changes, but also making the original video, I received loads of questions from all of you out there, as well as hit certain roadblocks, and so I kind of wanted to do a video talking about what it’s been like to make these changes one year-one and a half years on.
On the whole, I will say is not been as challenging as I originally anticipated. It has been hard, but not as challenging.
For years, I use shopping as a way of dealing with any sort of sadness or anxiety I was feeling at the time and it would give me an outlet to distract myself and in general just make me happier. It’s not a positive place to be in, but I will say that for a very long time, it did work and it was also a way of bonding with people, something to do when hanging out. It would give me somewhere different to put my head and my thoughts and it gave me great satisfaction in finding different pieces to put together for my wardrobe.
However, that’s an expensive coping mechanism, especially as someone who moves a lot and has to carry all of her belongings across long distances, different countries, and different states. It’s not very sustainable, in general. Neck Sweaters
I owned too many clothes, it was a problem. Still, still a problem, let’s be real, I still owned too many clothes. So, around my birthday last year, I made the choice. I cut out fast fashion and I felt really great about it. now I’m going to get into some questions that I’ve received multiple times throughout the year. I don’t have specific people who ask them, I’ve just kind of thrown them into a document over the last year and here we go.
In my very first video about fast fashion, I mentioned that I probably was not going to move towards more sustainable socks and underwear. I like to kind of cycle out my socks and underwear quite frequently and they’re really expensive and I didn’t want it to be spending a lot of money on that. Since then, however, I have started buying my socks and underwear alot after all. Neck Sweaters
I feel like even in the last year a lot of companies had made it more accessible to-and cheaper to buy sustainable socks and underwear, types things like that so I will link some companies down below. A big one for me has been Pact. I know a lot of you recommend it to me; I still get comments on my original video constantly about Pact regarding underwear or socks. I love their underwear, I think it’s so-so comfortable.
It’s not like super cute or anything but it’s just like really comfy, though there are a lot of really sexy like lingerie companies are sustainable, are made in the US, or the UK, wherever, there’s some in Germany, I think. I will link down below a couple master posts to loads of different companies that have sustainable clothing in general and listed in there is undergarments and lingerie and things like that.
Neck Sweaters, Pact does loads and loads of sales so I recommend signing up to the mailing list and you get a discount codes, and this is not sponsored. I’m not sponsored by Pact, but hey, Pact, give me a call.
Yeah, they do tons of sales all the time, so you can get their stuff even cheaper. It’s still pretty affordable as is, but you can get it even cheaper and also they’re one of the only companies I’ve found that you like the little foot socks that are kind of invisible socks for shoes, which are the only socks I like to wear and they make those so those are awesome.
Neck Sweaters, I have also gotten asked if I have broken my fast fashion ban and yes, I have. I’ve broken it a few times where I’ve needed certain things and that was the only option for me, either because the more Eco-friendly option was too expensive for me at the time or I just like needed it quickly for certain reasons. for instance, I was finding it really hard to find a pair of denim shorts for the last few years, I just could not find anything in charity shops. I couldn’t even find jeans that fit right to like cut up or anything, so a few months ago when I was about to go on holiday, I did buy a pair of denim shorts because I knew I needed them and I know I’ll use them forever.
I’ve already gotten tons of wear out of them and I’ll continue to wear them. They’ll stay in my wardrobe for a really long time. also I’m not going toil, I bought Primark Christmas jumpers because I like cannot resist them and we in my family are obsessed. I did compensate by making a lot of charitable donations around the Christmas period, so I kind of felt a little bit better about my poor choice. Neck Sweaters
Sorry the camera shifted slightly I had to change the battery. How do you deal with the guilt of needing to buy certain things but knowing that they aren’t very Eco-friendly or sustainable? I guess at this point of the video I should note that buying things from fast fashion retailers does not always have to be like the worst thing in the world.
As I said with my pair of shorts, there’s something that I bought from I think I bought them from Top shop and I felt really guilty about that, but I also know that I’m going to have the shorts for years to come and also that they are something that even if I were to stop wanting them they going to be something that someone else will want, so they will stay, like I’ll donate them to a charity shop where they will get worn again. Neck Sweaters
They’re something that’s pretty timeless and not something that I will just be like chucking out in a few months time, which is the whole point of cutting out fast fashion, is that it’s so short-term. Fast.
If you don’t have a charity shop or thrift shop near you where you can buy things or if you can afford more sustainable Eco-friendly options because I know they are very expensive, then by all means, shop at fast fashion. I just recommend buying things that are- you feel like are going to last longer, things that you know you’ll have really long time.
Not just like a ton of really trendy pieces that you’ll cycle through really quickly. That’s just my advice and that’s also what I tell myself when I have to buy things that you aren’t as sustainable. the issue on the consumer side of fast fashion is not that they shop through fast fashion retailers at all, it’s that people cycle through things so quickly.
ultimately, the problem with fashion is that it exists at all and the companies allow it to happen in such terrible conditions and all of that, y’all know, ultimately, on the whole, I think what’s been great about this experience for me coming out fast fashion and also just moving towards amore sustainable lifestyle has just been like the self-awareness of it all.
Anytime I have to buy something, I put a lot more thought into it than I used to. I buy things because I need them and I put a lot of thought and time and effort into researching the things I need and, yeah, figuring it out that way. I think as long as you’re more thoughtful about the way shop, then you’re doing a great job. I don’t judge people who do shop at fast fashion retailers, I get it, and I’ve been there. I just want not do it myself. That’s cool. I think that’s all for this video, I don’t want it to be super long.
If you have any questions regarding fast fashion or Eco fashion or sustainability any of that or want me to make another video on a certain type, element, topic, and thing, please leave your comments and questions down below. What is your favorite new alternatives to fast fashion if you’ve cut it out, as well? my favorite has just been like, local shops.
I’ve found so many shops here in Seattle that all make all thereof like source all of their products from inside the US or get a lot of local vendors and things, local artists, everything. I love it, I love it. I think it’s awesome. I love shopping local– I’ve pretty much only ever shopped at local bookshops, so really it was a natural shift for me to focus on more local clothing retailers, as well.
Also, a lot of charity shops, if I ever feel like I really need to go buy things, I’ll just like walk around local charity shops. That usually like satiates me. Anyway, let me know any thoughts, questions, comments, down below and I hope you have a wonderful day. Also, let me know in the comments what videos you’d like to see from me in the future! I have a few things coming up, but I’m trying to add to my list of videos to create for you. Bye.