A Sustainable Fashion Trip

This blog post originally appeared on Hannah’s website, www.hannahcastleman.co.uk.

I disappeared on holiday for a few days last week; as much as I love my job it was a it was a much needed escape from work. I couldn’t completely turn my phone off though - I was on a sustainable fashion mission!

I was away for four days and could only bring hand luggage so I decided to pack as sustainably as possible. With the exception of my trainers (a necessity for all of the walking we did - 32 miles and over 80,000 steps in four days) and a t-shirt for the plane every item of clothing I took was vintage, second-hand or sustainable in some way.

Dress:  Monsoon  via fellow  Spitfire Sister   Louisa Revolta  (on long term loan)

Dress: Monsoon via fellow Spitfire Sister Louisa Revolta (on long term loan)

Jeans: recycled denim from  ASOS .  Shirt:  Cheap Monday  via  eBay .

Jeans: recycled denim from ASOS.

Shirt: Cheap Monday via eBay.

We had two days of ridiculously warm weather, a day of torrential rain and a day of cloudy skies, so I was pleased to have packed transitional pieces to wear.

Jeans: Recycled denim from  ASOS   Sweater:  L.L. Bean  via  ASOS Marketplace   Shoes: Nike via  ASOS  (not second hand)

Jeans: Recycled denim from ASOS

Sweater: L.L. Bean via ASOS Marketplace

Shoes: Nike via ASOS (not second hand)

Classic HC brings her own water even when it’s completely tipping it down. We got drenched! L.L. Bean is something I always search for on eBay or ASOS Marketplace, as they are quality pieces and really last a long time.

Dress: Made by my mum  Cardigan: Second hand  Uniqlo

Dress: Made by my mum

Cardigan: Second hand Uniqlo

Cardigan: Second hand  Uniqlo   Headscarf: Birthday present

Cardigan: Second hand Uniqlo

Headscarf: Birthday present

Now that I’m home I have been inspired to do a huge wardrobe clear out. I have nothing against buying new from shops instead of vintage and second-hand but thinking about sustainable fashion has really made me think twice about the pieces I do buy that are brand new.

I would love to organise a sustainable fashion afternoon or evening with The Spitfire Sisters hosting a clothing swap - what do you think? Would you be interested in attending? Comment below to let me know!

Introducing The Spitfire Sisters Podcast!

Our podcast has arrived! Episodes 1 & 2 are now on iTunes, Spotify and anywhere else you find your favourite podcasts.

Episode 1 was recorded live during Winchester Cocktail Week at The Railway inn. We were accompanied by a lovely audience of 30 people who enjoyed Bacardi based cocktails. They were a brilliant audience for our first foray into podcasting and spurred us on to record Episode 2 at Vintage Keys Studio last week.

Expect regular features such as Happy Hour and the Teapot of Truth as well as silly cocktail themed games, children’s tv programmes of our youth, sustainable fashion and the recording process of one of our newest songs.

Find our podcast here! Please do leave a review and let us know what you think, and as always get in touch if there is anything you would like to hear us discuss on one of our upcoming podcasts.

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