A few posts ago I asked you a question that’s been rolling around in my mind for some time now. How do you feel about product recommendations within an eco/ethical fashion context – are they great ways of promoting better products, or do they in fact just promote more consumption?
Your comments were thought-provoking, insightful and generally awesome (if you haven’t had a read through them yet, I’d highly recommend doing so) and after taking a few days to think about how all of this fits with This Kind Choice, here’s what I’ve come up with:
- The things we buy are one part of the puzzle. So recommending better products is one part of the solution.
- But the pretty little picture I made above shows that there are many opportunities for change, and changing what we buy is just one part of this. Other areas – like how we look after the things we have, or why we feel like we need to buy so much, are just as important (if not more so) and need to be looked at, too.
- This holistic view of our clothing is something I want to apply to this blog, too – looking at it’s overall message, and how one post informs another.
- So you’ll be seeing a little bit of product recommendation here on This Kind Choice, along with a lot of other ways of making better clothing choices.
- The product recommendations will focus on what that company is doing differently or their philosophy, rather than just pointing out pretty clothing. It’ll be pretty, but there will always be more to it than that (let’s call it pretty plus, shall we?)
- Rather than just putting together shopping lists, the main focus will be on how you can make better clothing choices for yourself – what to look for, what to know about. I’d like any recommendations to be examples of this or ideas of places to start, but really it’s about you being able to go out and find things that work for you.