Made-to-order modern must haves that tick all the right boxes. Fame and Partners anti-fast fashion custom clothing collections are exactly the covetable pieces for ethical sartorial choices.
FAME & PARTNERS CUSTOM CLOTHING
I had known of evening wear brand Fame and Partners for a few years. Recently, I happily discovered their first foray into contemporary daywear with the Anti-Fast Fashion Shop. Dedicated to reducing fashion’s impact on the environment with their made-to-order model, Fame and Partners are making waves internationally. As ethically made fashion continues to gather traction in the collective consciousness, it is companies like Fame and Partners who offer an alternative model. Made-to-order means less waste. They don’t carry and store excess stock.
Custom clothing that is made to fit, made to your choice of colour to suit your personal style? Yes please!
WHO CARES? WHY IT MATTERS TO ME
Fast fashion adopts a process that generally dodges ethical and environmental processes in order to get new trends to the market as quickly and cheaply as possible. As much as I love fashion and get excited about new collections and styles, I am conscious of the impact the industry has. Though I am a fashion blogger, it weighs on my mind how destructive the industry can be. Considering the ethics of fashion is constantly on my mind.
Once upon a time, I had a real shopping and fashion addiction. In recent years I have intentionally worked to break my shopping addiction. It is a topic I have discussed many times over, namely about creating a capsule wardrobe to cover your bases. I have found strength in refinement and making conscious decisions.
As you will know, I may break my own rules and experiment a little with a key trend, but generally avoid 90% of them. I get sick of things too quickly to purchase a lot of trend based designs. Instead I prefer to find classic solutions which can be worn regularly and styled with multiple pieces. Despite working with some high street retailers, I intentionally research brands as best I am able to in order to discover how, where and by whom my items are made. It may not all be transparent, but I aim to work with as many brands who have a social, environmental and or ethical code of practice.
ANTI-FAST FASHION SHOP
In The Anti-Fast Fashion Shop, Fame and Partners ethically produces every piece of clothing on-demand, meaning that every item made already has a home to go to: no excess stock, no excess waste. Every piece has four design customizations, which can be mixed-and-matched to create a look that’s completely suited to your personal style. This anti-pollution, anti-waste, and anti-uniformity approach makes for fashion women can feel good about–all at affordable prices and made-to-order in under two weeks.
“Fast fashion has created a culture of consumerism that is less about personal style and more about constant trend consumption.” – Fame and Partners founder Nyree Corby recently told Forbes.
The designs are modern classics made from beautiful fabrications you will be proud to wear for years to come. Personally I found myself short listing a ridiculous number of pieces that I’d love to add to cart. There are pieces to dress up or down, to be bold and daring or to blend seamlessly with your everyday style.
MY STYLE, MY WAY
The two piece I ended up choosing here is made from beautiful cotton and can be worn separately, something I will be sharing again to come. I loved the volume statement sleeves and the ruffles- both pretty on trend things, but not so over the top that I will be sick of them any time soon. As separates, both lend themselves to repeat wears. You have to love that! Right?
How do you guys feel about fast-fashion? I guess what I am trying to say is, as much as I would like to be strictly wearing conscious brands, I like the idea of increasing awareness where I can. Of course, I know I am not without obvious contradictions. There are times where I purchase things from the high street, though I then make sure I wear those things to death. Overall I am hoping that in time the industry will have to make changes, improve its practices and reduce its destructive impacts. And I feel that I have a unique ability to help increase awareness of alternative methods and brands. It is important to me to encourage people to think about what they consume, as it is constantly on my mind.
Of course, I am keen to hear about your thoughts on these topics. Please let me know below. Have you found other companies you can recommend who create custom clothing?