Day: June 12, 2021

Why the Next Part of the Sustainable Fashion Conversation Will Be About Racial Justice

Fashion is an industry built on the essential nature of clothing, which is driven forward by the buying public’s ever-changing taste. In 2020, as consumer tastes shifted in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, only the fittest survived. And many who did are among those who have of late adopted a message of “sustainability,” a catchall watchword that promises brands are, at a bare minimum, thinking twice about their roles in the cycle of perpetual consumption. A single definition can be hard to pin down, but Kate Fletcher, design activist, scholar, and author of Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys, has said that fashion sustainability is “Fashion that fosters ecological integrity and social quality through products, practices of use, and relationships; a more authentic, flexible, and interconnected view of fashion, people, and the world; fashion that helps us engage, connect, and better understand ourselves, each other, and our world; and

Read More