Previously I have been talking about how one can be a conscious consumer. I have also mentioned that there is more than one way to contribute to the future well-being of our planet (eco) and all its inhabitants (ethics). For example, you can buy a dress made of organic cotton which is a natural, GMO-free fiber. Purchasing it means choosing for not modified, healthy materials that are better for the animals, better for nature and better for people who are working with that material. But, you can also buy a garment made of conventional cotton (genetically manipulated, GMO) and wear it 30+ times (= slow fashion).
This dark blue, maxi dress is my ultimate pearl, my treasure. Yes, that's how much actually care about my stuff. I fall in love with them! I got this baby from my boyfriend as a surprise. I came back from Paris one day, and upstairs on the bed, I see a bag from my favorite store. This dress, wrapped, inside it.
A few weeks ago I wanted to wear it and couldn't find it anymore. I literally took my entire wardrobe out of the closet and started, searching for it like a maniac. When I couldn't find it, I started to cry.
Morale of the story - Invest your money in pieces for which you will care a lot, even in a year, even in two. These are the garments that you will wear, with the biggest pleasure, more than 30 times in your lifetime.
Did you really think there's no happy ending to this story? Eventually, I found my maxi gem at the bottom of a garment bag I used to transport all of my fabricated possessions from Belgium to Italy. #AndWeLivedHappilyEverAfter