Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Buy Ethical Clothing | Fashioning Change and Ethical Fashion Fairs

Buying ethical clothing is fairly difficult, especially when you go to your local high street and it is impossible to tell what stores are actually doing in order to be more ethical and eco friendly. There are so many strands to this issue most stores only address one of them.

Through my online research I have discovered an amazing site called Fashioning Change where you can build a profile for yourself including what stores you like to shop in, what style most suits you, what you normally spend and the site will give you eco friendly and ethical alternatives to your favourite brands! It's an innovative idea, is easy to use and features some of the ethical brands we've talked about in previous posts such as Love Me Again.

Ma Bicyclette: Buy Ethical Clothing | Fashioning Change
I have also been wading my way through the internet trying to find some eco/vintage fairs to tell you about which are going on in the North and here is what I have found so far...

Ma Bicyclette: Buy Ethical Clothing | Ethical Fashion Fairs - Vintage Bazaar
Vintage Bazaar
22nd September @ Christchurch, Ilkley
Open: 10.30am - 4.30pm
Entry: £2

Ilkley is a lovely little town just outside Leeds and Bradford, it would be worth going just for the day out but lucky you, there is a vintage fair going on too!
Ma Bicyclette: Buy Ethical Clothing | Ethical Fashion Fairs - Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair
Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd September 2012
The Corn Exchange, Call Lane, Leeds, LS1 7RB
Open: Sat – 10:30 - 18:00. Sun – 10:30 - 16:30
Entry: FREE

Busy weekend for fairs, why not go to 2 in one day? Not to be missed!

Ma Bicyclette: Buy Ethical Clothing | Ethical Fashion Fairs - The Manchester Vintage Fashion and Textiles Fair

23rd September @ Armitage Centre, Moseley Road, Manchester
Open: 10am - 4pm 
Entry: £4
Ma Bicyclette: Buy Ethical Clothing | Ethical Fashion Fairs - Discover Vintage Fair
Sunday 9th September @ York Barbican
Time: 11am - 4pm
Entry: £2.50
Over 60 exhibitors of Vintage, Entertainment and Workshops
Sunday 7th October @ Victorian Baths Manchester
Time: 11am - 4pm
Entry: £2.50
Over 40 exhibitors of Vintage, Entertainment and Workshops

Ma Bicyclette: Buy Ethical Clothing | Ethical Fashion Fairs - 100% Handmade A Designer Maker Fair

100% Handmade -  A designer maker fair
24th November @ Riddings Hall, Ilkley
Open: 10:30am - 4pm
Entry: £2
Meet the person who made the dress you love!

All of the Vintage Fairs going on all over the UK are listed HERE

If you love the personal touch of handmade clothes then a great site I've found is Red Rock Fashion. With studios based in Northampton, their style is very unique and you will definitely stand out from the crowd with these re-worked vintage clothes.

So, lots of exciting things coming up in the next few months for vintage fashion lovers! Enjoy!

Cristina
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