A great way to start your journey in ethical/sustainable fashion is working with what you have and slowly incorporating sustainable items. If you still need a fix for “trendy items” try visiting your local Goodwill and give an item a second life.
I also think a change in mentality is helpful. I would rather wait and save up for a better quality item that I love to death and that will last me years, rather than spending money on lots of different fast fashion things.
My Roolee pants feel like quite the bold statement item for me and yet they were surprisingly versatile when I just put a few minutes into styling them!
Just picture that -- a woman not unlike yourself, stitching a top that says “Women's Rights are Human Rights" while in a crumbling factory, her small daughter wearing a face mask and hungry at her side, for maybe $150 a month. It's just unacceptable."
I wanted to share with you all exactly what my wardrobe looks like right now. I've only been adding ethical pieces (predominantly by way of thrifting) since September 2018 after almost a year of no shopping and countless purges of my closet.