As if being small isn't enough of a challenge when going shopping, I am also quite the picky shopper: I always carefully inspect the cut, colour, details and fabric of the garment that I'm looking to buy. In terms of fabric, I generally prefer natural fibres, as artificial fibres like polyester are neither good for the environment, nor do they let the skin breathe. That being said, natural fibres like cotton and wool are not without fault either; in fact, they're related to such issues as child labor and fair trade all the way to extreme pollution - the cotton growing industry uses more pesticides than any other single crop in the world.
These are all problems that I have been aware of for a while, but this video opened my eyes to another issue which, even though further away from our eyes, can nevertheless not be ignored: the health and well-being of the producers of these fabrics and garments. I think that the easiest way to contribute to the improvement of this situation is to buy clothing made with organic fibres and naturally dyed, as much as possible - and that is always something that I look for in the garments that I feature on here.