I'm excited to say I have now have the leggings a lot of the ethical internet world is raving about, for the price of shipping I have a pair of the Girlfriend Collective Leggings!
Leggings - Girlfriend Collective
Shirt - Old
All links to clothing are from ethical/sustainable brands or are vintage/secondhand
For a while Girlfriend collective had a scheme, which they just finished, ahead of launching their SS17 collection where you could buy a pair of their Leggings for just the price of shipping from their factory in Vietnam. I was very excited because it was ethically made clothing within my budget.
But at the same time I was a little bit sceptical, there was so much hype that I thought I would be disappointed, or that this was actually a scam, but it wasn't a scam and I am not disappointed.
So what's so special about these leggings? Well not only are they ethically made in a factory in Vietnam, but they're also 79% recycled water bottles. And as it's predicted there are going to be more pieces of plastic in the sea than fish in a few years time it's great to be using this plastic for something usable!
Honestly they're super comfy: they feel so supportive, especially round the tummy/lower back; they're super high waisted,; and they're really warm, Being made out of recycled waterblottles they feel a little bit like wet suit material, but definitely not in a bad way, they're soft and kind of feel like they're giving my legs a nice supportive hug (is that weird?).
And while they're thick and warm so I could wear them out in winter I also didn't get too hot in them while cartwheeling to try and get these photos, so they're breathable too.
But in all seriousness I am very excited for their SS17 collection after this awesome startup scheme, I can't wait to see what they bring out.
I was also thinking of doing a page on my blog dedicated to ethical brands, with info on price ranges, what makes them ethical, and other stuff like that if that is something you'd be interested in?
Have you made any ethical purchased before? And do you think you'll try any of Girlfriend Collective's SS17 collection? Le me know in the comments.
And no, this post wasn't sponsored by Girlfriend collective, I paid the $30 as part of their startup for them and I am just genuinely really exited about them and about owning my first proper ethical and recycled piece; feels good.
Thanks for reading!