She shows us just how versatile this piece is by sharing two different outfits. Firstly this easy, everyday look, teaming the jacket with organic Nudie jeans and a second hand t-shirt.
The second look brings to life her zero waste approach. Here she uses the jacket to create a new outfit with her wedding dress which she wears for special occasions.
How long have you been blogging/writing?
I started blogging about a year and a half ago. I wanted to share elements of my zero waste lifestyle as well awesome and eco inspired brands, products, places and faces I had discovered. I then started my YouTube channel just over a year ago and it is growing quickly, which is great!
What inspired your ethical and eco approach to fashion and style?
I have always had an interest in having a positive effect on the environment and then when I discovered a zero waste lifestyle and started living that way, I really started to ask questions about everything. How it was made, who made it, what was it made of and considered the impact things such as clothing and fashion were having on our environment and the quality of peoples' lives.
I like to look at the whole picture now. It's not just about me and how I look. It's about the health of the farmers who do not have to spray synthetic chemicals on their cotton crops, the health of the surrounding wildlife, the working conditions of the people making the garments and how well they are paid, the care taken to avoid toxic dyes and chemicals in the production process which might poison water ways and pollute someone's surroundings. And then, looking at where will the item end up? Can I compost the material at home if I'm unable to pass it on as a second hand item?
I have a lot of questions but it kinda comes naturally now. I have found some fantastic brands and designers who look at the whole picture and make seriously cool pieces that everyone (whether you care about the environment or not) will want to wear.
What is your top tip for eco-fashionistas?
Choose organic and natural fibres that can biodegrade. Cotton, linen, wool, silk are all great options. Consider mixing second hand pieces with items from your favourite ethical brand. I believe in supporting both second hand and brands who are championing a change in the way the fashion industry works. Avoid fast throw-away fashion and try shopping for items only as and when you need them. I used to go shopping mindlessly EVERY weekend.... now I do way more fun stuff at the weekend and I'm not constantly having to make space in my wardrobe. To quote Vivienne Westwood, "buy less, choose well and make it last".