Fashion Lifestyle

Ethics In Dresses…

May 10, 2019

Dressing Ethically to Save Our Planet!

I have quite a few posts on here that feature clothing that has been pre-loved.

Wherever possible I prefer to avoid waste – and whether we like it or not, “fast fashion” has led to massive issues with landfill in developed nations, not to mention the exploitation of labour in producing such items.

I do like pretty new clothes though and was happy to see a solution for some of the woes associated with buying new fashion with this ethically produced red bamboo dress..

Vibrant Red!!

If you didn’t know, red is my favourite clothing colour, and always has been.

Red lifts my spirits and makes me feel vibrant and strong, even when I’m not!!

This week has been a difficult one for pain so I really felt the need to step up my sass to face it and hopefully manage it.. and this red dress was good to assist me to achieve just that!

It’s a medium weight fabric that has breathability so it insulates to keep me warmer in the cooler months and cooler in the warmer months.

I love three-quarter sleeves and the full tulip skirt is very feminine and pretty.

A Touch of Burgundy…

I like to mix colours, rather than automatically pair them back with black and so I’ve worn a burgundy leather jacket, burgundy lacy floral patterned tights, burgundy booties and a little burgundy bag that I thrifted a long time ago.

I also added my garnet earrings and necklace, silk scarf and old cat’s eye sunglasses for extra oomph!!

Although the dress has a less than fitted shape, it’s still flattering and is ideal for a casual, relaxed occasion!

Keeping Cosy..

Although it’s very sunny here in Australia, it can get a bit chilly and it’s great to be able to wear this light weight dress under a jacket that is done up but still not feel uncomfortable or restricted.

So What’s the Big Ethical Deal with Bamboo?

It’s ethically produced and takes far less water and resources to produce.

It is a natural fibre so when it is washed it does not release particles that damage our waterways.

It is less likely to cause allergy or skin issues because it is a natural fibre and ensures good air circulation, which is something to consider when you’ve had any type of cancer…

Matchy, Matchy!!

I like to feel good from the inside out so wore my black lingerie with red through it under this dress to up my red energy levels for the day!

I like these bras with the lace panel under the cup – they have a retro vibe, which is an aesthetic I embrace and the higher cut knickers add the finishing touch, I think..

Thank you for joining me in my little corner of the web – I’d love to hear what you think about ethical production of clothing in the comments or leave a like or follow…

Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™

  • olsen
    May 10, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    Tights might be different color with dress but good with bra.
    But U look good.
    Nice weekend.

    • donnadoesdresses
      May 10, 2019 at 11:08 pm

      Thank you – tights go with boots and jacket, not meant to go with dress. Enjoy your weekend!! Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™

  • tom
    May 10, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    Saving our Planet one dress at a time. Are we pretty close to being saved?

    • donnadoesdresses
      May 10, 2019 at 11:20 pm

      Your comments always make me laugh, Tom!! Ask the Australian government and they will tell you there’s no problem anyway … doing my bit! Lol! Have a great weekend!! Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™

  • FashionNotFear
    May 15, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    The women in red! Love the head to toe red on you. The boots and jacket are on point! 😻

    • donnadoesdresses
      May 15, 2019 at 7:02 pm

      Oh thank you so much for your lovely comment!! I often wear all one colour and I do love red so much!! And I’m so happy with these boots!! The leather jacket never goes astray!! Donna πŸ§šβ€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™πŸΌ

    • donnadoesdresses
      May 16, 2019 at 7:59 am

      Thank you, Mahmoud!! You’re very kind!! Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™

  • Jonathan Caswell
    July 7, 2019 at 1:58 am

    ANOTHER blogger into sustainability and cruelty-free fashion is Carmen, who blogs at https://fashioableover50.wordpress.com…. her blog is called FASHiON WITH COMPASSION.

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