Photo by Nickolas Nikolic on Unsplash
There is no beauty without truth and there is no truth without transparency.Carry Somers
It isn’t enough just looking for quality in the products we buy, we must ensure that there is quality in the lives of the people who make them.Orsola De Castro
The apparel industry alone accounts for 6.7% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.Quantis
The average person buys 60% more clothes and keeps them for half as long as they did 15 years ago.Greenpeace
38% of consumers report switching to a preferred brand for its environmental or social practices.Pulse of the Fashion Industry, 2019
Transparency is like water. After the Rana Plaza factory collapsed in Bangladesh [in 2013], transparency started as a slow trickle. It began bubbling up through the cracks. Now it is seeping into some of the darkest corners, permeating the fabric of the industry.Carry Somers
About Slow Fashion
My interest in the ethics and sustainability of fashion have taken a surge in recent years as more and more fashion brands have been exposed of their wrong doing. The Fashion Revolution has offered a wonderful platform for education. I strongly believe fashion needs major change. Fashion is about beauty and self expression- the fact that its production can cause major pollution, and such harm, (even death) to the factory workers is completely sickening to me. It is my passion to follow the positive initiatives happening and to help create this discussion and awareness. The dark side of the fashion industry simply can’t be swept under the rug.
I have included some of my favorite links that raise awareness of Fast Fashion and support ethical, sustainable fashion.
- What Does Slow Fashion Actually Mean?
- 6 things fast fashion has to do now to help stop climate change
- Fashion Documentaries You Must See