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Published March 29th 2017
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Have you ever been asked whether you want the good, new or the bad news first? Well, as the writer of this article, I'm not sure what to start with but since I don't want to depress you with the reality of what our modern lifestyles are doing to the earth, I'll go with the good news first.
Josephine Charlesworth is the founder of Ciao Bella Moda. She has a passion for environmental issues and strives to assist disadvantaged women worldwide with her philanthropic business model. Her outlet supports several charities and causes in a number of ways which you can find out more about on their website or simply by shopping there.
Do you have a special occasion coming up or just want to give yourself a new look? If you are after something a little different or special but you also want something of quality. If you don't want to spend a fortune but you want to look good, and if you want to feel confident that what you are buying really suits you then you need to make your way to Ciao Bella Moda.
The store has a mix of not so pre-loved clothes and accessories as well as brand new designer lines that Josephine tells me she bought at the right price....which she also generously sells for at the right price. She's a compassionate lady who's a definite role model in the fashion industry. Her hand picked assistants each have their backgrounds in fashion so you will be in good hands.
As the world becomes more unstable and the distance between first world countries and those not so fortunate widens, fashion is an easy, everyday thing we can all help with. Recycling and reusing rather than over-consuming and contributing to landfill of which, clothing (especially polyester) is enormous.
I recently watched a documentary on fashion, River Blue, and was horrified at the devastation being caused on rivers, waterways and the lives of the labour force. It's just disgusting what our WANT to have wardrobes full of jeans, dresses, shoes etc is doing to the earth.
Many of the best-known brands are guilty of supporting unsustainable purchasing/manufacturing practices exploiting, not only cheap labour in poor countries, but the rivers and natural habitats of the creatures' who live there (or used to). You can help by checking their sustainability rating on this easy to use app "Good On You".
There are so many second-hand stores around and if you stop for a moment and take notice, you will see that the majority of them are supporting disadvantaged communities and causes like domestic violence, suicide prevention, homelessness, animal protection and many other charitable causes.
A few years ago I made a New Year's Resolution not to be a "Super Consumer" (over consuming). I hope this article can help you see that we can all do our bit to save the earth. Not in a monumental way, just a simple way, making better choices to re-use, recycle, hire and donate.