Is it enough that fashion designers have the intention of being sustainable? Well, no. But does it make a difference? Is it a step in the right direction? Usually.
There are a lot of factors to consider when making clothing, and a lot of steps along the way for things to go wrong. Designers have to keep track of the environmental and human costs of their products from harvesting the cotton or producing the synthetic to manufacturing, shipping and retail. Inevitably, trade-offs must be made. Organic fabrics can still be sewn together by exploited workers Continue reading →
Our Harvest be gotten in, our governor sent four men on fowling, that so we might after a special manner rejoice together, after we had gathered the fruits of our labors; they four in one day killed as much fowl, as with a little help beside, served the Company almost a week, at which time amongst other Recreations, we exercised our Arms, many of the Indians coming amongst us, and amongst the rest their greatest king Massasoit, with some ninety men, whom for three days we entertained and feasted…” ~Edward Winslow, Plymouth, 1621
That’s all very well and good, but we all know how it ended for the Indians. So I’d like to dedicate this Black Friday post to indigenous peoples everywhere. Continue reading →