In years past, I’ve avoided Black Friday like the plague that shares its modifier. And believe me, I’m not about to brave even the relativity tame Canadian sale day IRL anytime soon. But with more and more sales heading online and small businesses taking part, I’m not as opposed to shopping this time of year as I was before.
I love fashion. And for a long time, one of my favourite pastimes was shopping for clothes. However, becoming aware of the harms that the fashion industry has caused (and continues to cause) made me question my shopping habits. For me, conscious fashion is not about sacrificing personal style. I’m still me: I still love pinks, reds, purples, and blue; I adore polka dots, frills and cute retro details (with a side of rock and roll).