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!