Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Introducing...Conscious Clothing // Lingerie

A few weeks ago while I was packing for my move I came to the drawer that keeps all my underthings. I pulled out everything on the top layer - the things I wear constantly - and then began to remove all those pretty things I've bought in the past but seldom wear. Why does all that pretty lingerie sit forgotten at the bottom of my drawer? I thought. Because I'm "saving" them for a special occasion? Psh. On that special occasion chances are I went for that old t shirt bra that I know will make the fabric of some dress drape in that perfectly perfect way. And I probably didn't wear any panties to avoid lines, but really because, in all honesty, I hate wearing panties. (Hi, my name is Indy, and I'm probably going commando right now.)

So anyway...since packing is pretty much the bane of my very existence, that quickly turned into a lingerie fashion show consisting of me and my mirror. It all went on. All of it. My bras and panties are mostly from Victoria's Secret (I swear by their classic t shirt bras for work), H&M, and Target. Sometime during all this I started to examine the tags of the bras and panties and I guess I wasn't very surprised to see that none of them were made in the US. Actually, I do have some vintage Victoria's Secret bras that were made in the ol' US of A, and they are of such better quality than, let's see, yes, all of my other bras. And though it was fun prancing around in my pretty skivvies, I was kind of disheartened at the end of it. So that got me thinking a whole mess of things, and then later that night, instead of packing, I was searching 'handmade bras' online. That led me to Etsy, and that led me to...this.

This is an introduction to a series that I am so so so so so so SO excited to start - Conscious Clothing. It's starting with lingerie, but who knows where it will end up! Every couple of weeks I am going to be featuring an independent shop that produces gorgeous handmade underthings. Getting to know the women behind these fantastic shops has been so much fun, and I can't wait to share their stories and products with you. And I'm proud to say that in the future I will no longer be purchasing my lingerie (or other clothing, for that matter) from big box stores. I'll be supporting these lovely ladies I've met on Etsy, scouring thrift and vintage stores, and maybe making some of my own (yeah, right, but hey, maybe).

Here are a few of the shops I'll be featuring...
Do you know of any shops that provide quality handmade products, use sustainable materials, and have offer amazing customer service? Let me know! I love finding new shops to browse, and would love the chance to feature them, too!
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19 comments

Laura said...

this is a wonderful idea, looking forward to seeing more posts! xx

lucinda smith said...

what a great idea for a series! i love promoting and purchasing from small business owners and etsy is just awesome (i assume that's we're your curating the retailers from?) anyway, looking forward to seeing your finds!

taislany said...

Loved the idea doll!

kisses,
www.taislany.com

Danielle Morgan said...

I love this idea! I can't wait!

Shaira Manalo said...

Nice post! :) Looking forward to the next posts :)

Have a great week ahead!

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HighlandFling said...

I love Etsy, but I had never thought about them for underwear before! I am checking out these shops now!

Emma x

Kati said...

What a great series - we so need to be more conscious of what we buy and wear!

-Kati

Jeanne said...

your post is really inspiring: I need to adress the clutter of my closet and must get rid of a lot of clothes...
XO
Jeanne
http://fashionmusingsdiary.blogspot.fr

Carly said...

This is a great idea! It can be pretty disheartening when you realise how difficult it can be to shop ethically, especially on the highstreet (well, here in the UK anyway!). The only store that immediately sprang to mind is Bonne Chance Collections! xxx

The Style Rawr said...

I love supporting smaller companies! If I see something is British-made, I'm definitely more interested in buying it!

Tara x

LETICIA said...

conscious clothing! that sounds amazing! Once a friend of a friend shared that she dadn´t buy clothes for a year!!!!! And she realised she could do just fine. She needed less than she thought. I´m not ready to do that, at least not for now but this sounds much better ;)

http://bohemiansbanquet.blogspot.com/

Sam said...

I love this idea and it seems like a great way to get rid of items you're not using anymore. I agree, the quality of branded undergarments these days is pretty shocking. Conscious sounds terrific! Thanks for your kind visit, hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

Gail J said...

I am looking forward to seeing more of your features! Enjoyed reading this post <3

Alexandra Zakharova said...

oh, it sounds really interesting. I don't think like we have same thing here in Russia, but It's definitely a very good idea:) I also have a lot of things which I don't need anymore, I'm just giving them away to my friends:)
Wish you a great day ahead!

Dressed with soul said...

I'm impressed by your intent and I think this is really worth of imitation!

xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

www.dressedwithsoul.com

Laviña Jampit said...

looking forward to that :)

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Laviña Jampit said...

looking forward to that :)

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Imogen said...

Sounds great. It is amazing how one thing leads to another. I just love how you turned packing into a fashion show.

Andres Escobar said...

Bonitas Fotos la Verdad muy interesantes

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