Friday, June 12, 2015

365 Ways to Stlye Your Little Blak Dress

We are so excited to debut 365 Ways to Style Your Little BLAK Dress.
This is a way to show you how versatile our LBD really is. So If you are ever looking for inspiration check out our blog and other social media daily to see the newest way to style your LBD. 
We want to provide this styling service to help combat the ideas associated with "Fast Fashion". 
"Fast fashion is a contemporary term used by fashion retailers to express that designs move from catwalk quickly in order to capture current fashion trends. Fast fashion clothing collections are based on the most recent fashion trends presented at Fashion Week in both the spring and the autumn of every year. Emphasis is on optimizing certain aspects of the supply chain in order for these trends to be designed and manufactured quickly and inexpensively to allow the mainstream consumer to buy current clothing styles at a lower price. This philosophy of quick manufacturing at an affordable price is used in large retailers such as H&M, Zara, Peacocks, and Topshop."
To keep up with the demand for new fashions for everyday or every event there is a lot of destruction to our environment and to the population. I am sure you have heard of the horrifying stories of garment factories collapsing killing hundreds or thousands of people. I know for many of us we are just trying to keep up with societal pressures of having the next newest thing on the market. But what if society shifted its perspective to global change for the fashion industry. I know this may seem like a daunting task but really it can be one small step at a time from one person at a time. We can collectively change the way the next generation thinks about fashion and how it is produced. We can educate our teens and children to show them the life of a garment factory worker and how dangerous and difficult it is to live that lifestyle. We can all take steps every day to change the world. 
One step I think we could all start doing is to stop bragging about how cheaply we purchased our clothing for. When someone says " Oh my gosh! I LOVE Your Dress!"  Simply Reply with a "Thank You!". Instead of replying with "Thanks, I got it for $4.00 at (fill in big name brand)." While purchasing clothing at an economical price for your income is a good thing. When we brag about how cheap we purchased it for we are continuing the societal ideals that "cheaper is better" and that "it was so cheap I can just throw it away". The population facilitates the fashion market. If we change that we want to have longer lasting, better quality clothing then the market will have to comply.
Take a moment and this about this small shift in your conversation and see if it makes a difference! 
I Bet It Will!

The idea is not to throw away everything you have and switch to all sustainable clothing right now. That would be counterproductive considering the amount of waist that would produce.  Instead consider that we will be showing you how to wear our Little BLAK dresses with items you most likely have in your closet already.  If you do decide to shop around for an item that we show you to complete your look then I would urge you to shop at a thrift or consignment store for those options. If there are events that you would like to know how to style your little BLAK dress for then please let me know and we will post those ideas as well. 

Really the sustainable and ethical fashion market is growing and we are proud to be a part of that expanding niche market. I know other retailers and designers in the arena would agree that learning to love your closet and slowing down fast fashion is our number one goal. 

Thanks For Taking This Journey With Us!
Evolve With Us!

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