I was initially writing a little bit about some of the exhibitions of the British Textile Biennial that I saw, but I then went on a waffle about trends. Instead of polluting that post with this rant, I decided to dedicate a separate post to my initial thoughts on trends (I guess I am suggesting… Continue reading Why trends?!
I was browsing around on reddit and saw a post about the streetwear industry. One commenter stated they quit making streetwear because they couldn’t stop feeling guilty for advocating useless consumerism. They asked themselves the question “Does the world really need another t-shirt?” and their own answer “was, and is, No.” This comment really got… Continue reading Is something only worth doing when it fulfills a most basic need?
I recently viewed the excellent documentary about the label Mother of Pearl titled ‘Fashion Reimagined’. It’s about Amy Powney, the creative director/designer of Mother of Pearl, and her and her team’s effort to create truly sustainable fashion. In this documentary we get to see how difficult it is to trace the origins of the fibres… Continue reading Fashion Reimagined
Recently I came across this nice, short documentary on fast fashion waste on YouTube. It’s really eye-opening to see what some of the consequences of fast fashion are: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1vE8uL–HM One of the problems with fast fashion is trash being donated. When we fill up a bag with clothes to donate, we all need to ask… Continue reading Fast fashion: trash