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Style | Ethical Dumbo of Unchallenged Nature

Psynopsis Vintage Lace Dress Edun Leather Jacket DIY Tie-Dyed Leggings Bally Shoes

Psynopsis Dress Edun Leather Jacket Collage
I didn't even set out to do something good; I was just hunting for a bargain… And pure happiness spread over superficial me when I discovered this leather jacket in the sales, which I thought was very Rick Owenesque, but at a much lower price (especially when reduced. The blasted Rick Owens leather jackets don't even go on sale anymore, they are just too desired…). Aaanyway, when I checked out Edun at home I learned that it's an ethical label founded by Bono's wife Ali Hewson offering organic clothes produced under fair working conditions in Africa (and I guess other countries too since this jacket was made in China). Bon, no? (so lame, sorry.)

Do you go for 'ethically' produced?

leather jacket: edun, leggings: katherine hamnett vintage/diy, lace dress: vintage, shoes: bally

33 comments:

Vintage Vixen said...

It's lovely! I remember you dreaming of that Rick Owens one back in the summer. It looks so wonderfully tactile and aged (in a good way) and I LOVE those Tie-dye leggings. xxx

Girl about Oslo said...

Love the jacket girl:)
I try tooo...

Have a great evening:)

Dancing Branflake said...

Do I? No. Do I want to? Yes! I go for ethically produced produce though. Does that count? And I do love that jacket- the zipper and color really do it for me.

Veshoevius said...

Score! Love the colour and I really like the philosophy behind the label EDUN.
Have you tried the Outnet for Rick Owens? The occasionaly leather jacket does pop up but the reduced prices are still enough to make your eyes water!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Veshoevius - I bet! WHERE is this outnet, if I may ask?

the nyanzi report said...

It's a good thing that the fashion industry is waking up to the fact that consumers really care about the working conditions of the individuals that produce their clothes and pay them proper wages even though it translates to higher prices at the till but you fell good paying for it knowing that it wasn't produced in a sweat shop.

Having said that, some do engage in malpractice in order to get bigger margins at incredibly low retail prices but in the end, the consumer always votes with price. Ethically produced or not.

ediot said...

i didn't know rick owens don't go sale-- but i understand. and if i had bucket loads of money i'd own me quite a few jackets from him. he's a true genius.
LOVe that jacket dear. and the entire outfit is fantastic.i want that dress and the tights too.
hope you're having a good week dear

xx

ediot said...

& i would like to buy more ethically produced products, but i don't know much about what is in fact made that way- except edun.. and i choose ecological cotton things when they're available..

x

INTRO TO MY LIFE said...

oh WOW!!!! lucky you

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear-you look so ethically stylish and gorgeous in this jacket, love the leggings too! xx

ediot said...

btw. i was just wondering- are you going to london for fw. and where in england do you live?
x

Stacy said...

love it, so perfect

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Fashionistable said...

Bon yes. Great find. Xxxx

janettaylor said...

Yay for your lace dress! Totaly LOVE!

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Roo said...

You must share how you DIYed your leggings. They are beautiful.

I try to go for ethically produced clothes wherever I can. Secondhand from charity is about as ethical as it can get

Sniff said...

That new jacket of yours has me drooling. I love a good leather jacket, and the one you got looks truly fab! Had it been me finding that one on sale, I would've had a hard time resisting such a steal!

However, I find it a bit funny that while Edun seems to make a big number out of their "Made in Africa" ideology, some production appears to take place in China. I really didn't know that. Until now, I thought this brand was all about the couple's concern for the people and environment on the African continent. Now I wonder - if they want to support Africa, why not build a factory there? Or is the use of African products and labor just a minor part of the business, while cleverly being used as a marketing trick so that we'll associate anything Edun with said ideology? If the latter should happen to be true, I've certainly taken the bait, hook line and sinker.

When that is said, I have to admit that while I sometime notice advertising for "eco-friendly" products, I don't really give it much thought when purchasing things. The few items I deliberately buy for the ethical production, are ecologically produced fruit, veggies and eggs - and Fair Trade Certified flowers. Not clothes or shoes. I guess it has something to with factors like price and also lack of selection, plus that it's very hard for each single consumer to establish if all small parts on a given item lives up to the claim of ethical production unless an authorized body has certified it first.

Upasna said...

looks good. I am not sure whether they communicate the right things about "ethical" products...it's a thin line a lot of times...

Clare said...

WOW what a steal!! I love that jacket so much. I NEED you to come bargain shopping with me. WHY are you so far away, Sabine??

p.s. those leggings= fabulous!

Dee O. said...

I usually just shop without thinking about it but now I really am going to try to buy clothing that is ethically produced! I LOVE your jacket by the way :)

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stacey kelly said...

i love the way you mixed things here && that jacket is such a find! :)

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northwest is best said...

What a steal! The older I get, the more concerned I feel about how things are produced. Not just clothes, but food, make up, everything. I suppose that's just part of growing up, having travelled and seen more of the work. I'm no fan of Bono, but I'm glad his wife is providing an ethical alternative for leather.

Maddy said...

The jacket is GORGEOUS!!! And to know that it's an ethical brand makes it even better! It looks perfect on you :) Hopefully, they'll be more lucky finds in your horizon!

and flowers pick themselves said...

i try to stay ethical...but sometimes ethics are a privilege i can't afford while being a poor college student.

:)

super cute!

xo Alison

drollgirl said...

this jacket is divine!

who can afford rick owens designs...ever...on sale or not?! certainly not me! wah! oh well. i think this jacket is just perfect! SCORE!

Kazuko said...

congrats! that jacket looks buttery-soft beautiful!

admittedly i've never really thought about ethically produced clothing. and i wonder what that actually means, as even H&M claims to produce their T-shirts ethically. but in general i do try to support ethically produced items (or rather: i try not to support un-ethically produced items). however, interesting subject!

Heart Charlie said...

Love those leggings! I also love the relaxed/rustic look of you in your wellies in the previous post, amazing!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Heeello, I'm back.

Sniff, what an amazingly thoughtful comment. When I read 'made in China' I just thought they are doing similar projects in China. I really can't believe that 'the Bonos' would cheat on that sector (or am I too blue-eyed?)

It's definitely a subject that's being more and more discussed, and good for it.


Heart Charlie - Sweet! I don't think Morgaine will be impressed to be confused with me, though :)

vint junky said...

Wonderful find, and very rick owens. I wouldn't actually have known the difference. Must revisit the Edun collections. The jacket has a great deconstructed earthy feel
xxx

MJ said...

I would, if I could afford it - current financial situation means it's charity shop or nowt!

Kb said...

Loving the ombre leggings and the jacket is a great find. I'm ashamed to say I don't really choose clothes due to ethical policies but I am trying to go for quality over quantity in the hope that the materials aren't doing as much damage. Definitely something to bear in mind.

Nicola said...

The leather looks so soft, what a lovely buy.

I once found a silk Edun top in a charity shop for £2.99! I'd never heard of the brand before, but the top is lovely so I bought it. It was only when I Googled the brand name that I realised what a bargain I'd got.

Cindy Whitehead said...

VERY Rick Owens and I love the color! Also their line Edun spells NUDE backwards, 9-: Love their whole concept and all of their pieces. Congrats on the gorgeous jacket!!

rossovelvet said...

The name of the label is brilliant!
And we must be kindred spirits, I found on sale in Geneva (yes, imagine!!!) a Rick Owens-look-alike trench, absolutely FABULOUS and for nothing. I've been happy for ages!