Living a more conscious, ethical lifestyle means taking into account the entire process of the items you purchase (rather than just the end result of you owning it) and buying what you believe in. When it comes to style and clothing there are plenty of items on the market that are produced for short-term use, only to be cast aside when the next trending item pops up in store fronts. We use to wear clothing for a lifetime, often handing down garments from generation to generation. Nowadays fast fashion has a grip on us, making us feel like we need the latest trending piece to fit in, feel confident or make a statement. For the environment this means landfills are being topped up at an alarming rate, for our purses this means constant spending that we don't actually need or even really want, and for our minds this means a steady feeling of inadequacy and unquenched desire. It's not healthy, not for the world at large and not even for ourselves.
Thankfully there are options out there that give us classic styles made to last. Thought provide beautiful pieces made from ethically sourced, sustainable and incredibly beautiful fabrics. If, like me, you opt for natural fibres like cotton and linen over synthetics, you'll love Thought.
I was lucky enough to get my hands on a couple of pieces for their brand re-launch and am so impressed with their quality. They fit me perfectly and feel amazing against my skin. These pieces, unlike cheaper fast fashion items, are made to last and if treated with care will last many years. Needless to say, Thought have become a new favourite of mine and I am a total supporter of their ethical, sustainable brand.
Here are a couple of pieces I've added to my wardrobe:
Marcel Organic Cotton Blouse £44.90
This shirt is so light and feels just like silk. The subtle statement pattern fits perfectly with my minimalist wardrobe and can be worn casually with jeans (as pictured) or dressed up with slim black trousers and heel (which is exactly how I wore it for Valentine's Day).
Afreda Pinafore Dress £59.90
This dress is so sweet and although it's made from denim, the cotton is so soft and fine that it stretches and bends with the body. It's super comfortable and versatile... I can image myself wearing this through summer with shirts and tops and again through winter with a black polo neck and warm tights.