It’s once in a blue moon that I will find a classic black dress that fits as I had hoped. After receiving this beautifully made COSSAC dress in the post I hurriedly slipped it on and didn’t want to take it off. The bias cut of the front of the dress means that it drapes across unlike other bodycon dresses. Made with organic cotton, the high-neck and longer length make the dress easy to wear. As well as being one for the Christmas parties, I am also looking forward to wearing it with sparkly midi skirt and big ol’ heels as the cut-out sleeve detailing of the shoulders is enough to jazz up any outfit.
COSSAC, a brand launched in 2014, have two collections. One collection, For the Soul, features cool slogan t-shirts and bags which are super-duper wearable. The other collection, For the Eye, consists of beautifully cut garments. The midi skirt is interestingly cut to wrap around perfectly whilst the High-Low Dress is the perfect party dress for the coming winter months. Not only do COSSAC stock all these lovely clothes, they also believe in offering a conscious choice without compromising on style, quality or price. Sounds bloomin’ brilliant to me.
To find out more about the impact of the fast fashion industry I would recommend watching The True Cost documentary. Although it’s a hard watch, I believe it’s a necessary one. Since viewing I have looked at the fashion industry and how I shop in an entirely different way. Lucy Siegle, a British journalist and writer on environmental issues, recommends only buying an item of clothing if you can commit to wearing it a minimum of 30 times. Since adopting this method I feel a lot happier with my wardrobe as it consists of clothes I love rather than overflowing with items I bought on a whim and perhaps don’t love as much. With the launch of Fashion Revolution Day and wonderful brands such as COSSAC emerging, it is hopeful that the fashion industry will soon be transparent. We will have a safer fashion industry that values people, creativity, the environment and profit in equal measure.