I know I keep saying this, but the conversation that has taken place over the course of Slow Fashion October has knocked my socks off. It’s obviously a subject I care about 365 days of the year, and hope that everyone will carry on with the conversation in all sorts of ways, but I think there’s clearly value in making it such a focus for a month of time. I haven’t managed to do even a fraction* of what I hoped to do with it this year, so I’m already looking forward to doing it again next year. Thank you so much to everyone who has participated in so many different ways. If you haven’t spent much time reading through the #slowfashionoctober feed on Instagram, I highly recommend it, as well as my assorted thoughts that have been posted on the @slowfashionoctober account.
Here are final links:
– Thanks to the copious comments added to my Monday post, that has turned into a killer list of conscientious yarn sources and some fabric options, too — please take time to read through those suggestions
– Great roundups of traceable fabrics here and here and here
– And more here, along with links to ethical fashion brands for finished goods
– Concise roundup of the most referenced educational resources here
– I’m particularly happy to have learned about Offset Warehouse and want to pass on this link of theirs about where and how some of their fabric is made
– Loved hearing every detail about how the wool is handled at Blacker Yarns
– And I love this Atlantic article about L.L. Bean boots, still made in Maine (thx, Liesl)
For those who don’t want the conversation to end, it doesn’t have to and won’t! I’ll still be posting thoughts and links regularly, as always, and there are lots of IG hashtags to keep an eye on: #slowfashion, #slowfashionmovement, #fashrev, #knowyoursource, #handmadewardrobe, #memadeeveryday and many more.
Thank you again, and have a great weekend!
*My one regret is not having finished my Slotober Frock. It feels like a bathetic ending, but rushing it seemed wrong — and I will obviously post about whatever happens next, regardless.
PREVIOUSLY: Elsewhere, Slotober edition 3
Photos left to right: Offset Warehouse, Blacker Yarns/A Playful Day, The Atlantic