Somehow it’s October already. If we keep flying through the months and years at this rate I’ll be retiring soon and, frankly, I could do with it because I’m extremely tired. Anyway, this month is all about money. Money is a weird thing, isn’t it? When I barely had any, I couldn’t help but be utterly exasperated at the abstract nature of it. I mean, most money doesn’t actually exist. If everyone on earth decided to go to their nearest bank and withdraw every penny from their account, it just couldn’t happen. There isn’t enough cold hard cash to account for every pound, dollar, euro, yen and peso floating around in the ether. And yet, it’s one of the most defining factors of our lives. It dictates our dreams and opportunities, our social standing, our health and our education.
It controls us on so many levels; limiting our choices and, as such, the subject often pops up in discussions about ethical fashion. Why is it so expensive? Is ethical fashion only for the privileged few? Can you make ethical choices when you have a tight budget?
I’ll be tackling all these questions throughout October with some extra insight from ethical brands and designers thrown in for good measure. I’ll also be shining a light on my own spending so if, like me, you’re of a particularly nosy disposition, you’ll probably enjoy that one. If you have any questions or suggestions for money month then I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below and don’t forget to check the money month tag to keep up with all of the themed posts.
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I’d like to know if sustainable fashion brands are looking for ways to make clothing more affordable. Really, if they want to make change it is going to have to be accessible to the masses. I saw a sweater (aka jumper) that I really liked from a sustainable fashion brand and it was over $250.