Fair Fashion April and Me Made May

In honor of Fashion Revolution Day on April 24th, The Ethical Blogger Network will be running a month-long style challenge focused on fair fashion.  If you’d like to join in use the following prompts to share your  looks on instagram using the hashtag #fairfashapril.  Fashion Revolution Day marks the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza Disaster in Bangladesh were 1133 workers lost their lives and 2500 others were injured.  FRD seeks to shift the fashion industries  focus from profit to human rights and environmental concerns.  It challenges brands and retailers to provide transparency in their supply chain.  Change is possible to make a more ethical and sustainable future.

As a home sewist these issues are so important to me. Purchasing fabric for my sewing and purchasing natural dyes I try to keep the following in mind while I shop:

  • Fair Trade
  • Organic/Pesticide Free
  • Sustainable
  • Transparent sourcing
  • Natural Botanical Dyes
  • Recycled Materials

For my wardrobe I focus on recycling what I no longer wear, mending whatever I can to prolong wearability and re-fashioning things I’ve bought in the past or made myself.

On a lighter note, Me Made May is just about here and I’m all signed up to participate!  Check it out and sign up to participate over at So, Zo here!  Last year was a blast. Here’s my pledge:

I, Rebecca at Sew Pomona, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’15. I endeavor to wear at least one me-made garment each day for the duration of May 2015′


I’m especially looking forward to MMM ’15 as we’re getting ready to move and sell our house so I just haven’t had as much time to sew. Posting my outfits each week makes for some relaxed blogging for me.  This year I’m hoping to keep my outfit images a bit more cohesive too.

I’m also holding off on all my natural dye projects for the time being.  It’s just too messy and I may have to be out of the house on short notice while we’re showing the condo.  Summer sewing will be fabulous though!  I have all my summer plans racing through my head.

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