Yes I do! And I’ll be taking part in the @fash_rev three day event right here in Brisbane! 🌞
April 26th-28th @artistsalike_bne will be an all local line up of makers, menders & creatives who are making and shaking the crazy world that is fashion upside down and inside out! See you there! ✌🏻Swipe across to see the program and makers. Check out @fash_rev_ausnz to find out more!!
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Hoje relembramos nossas raízes e histórias que nunca deveríamos esquecer.
Reconhecer e valorizar nossas tradições e somar na luta dos povos indígenas não é uma pauta diária, mas permanente. Essas lutas são constantes e insistem em perdurar por séculos; abandonamos as visões romantizadas de que o processo de colonização foi ameno e reforçamos como os povos indígenas foram explorados e tiveram suas terras e identidades roubadas.
Como movimento que luta por uma moda mais justa, não podemos ignorar esse recorte se falamos de mudanças sistêmicas. Convidamos os/as indígenas do âmbito da moda para contarem suas histórias e suas percepções. Pode ser por comentário, por e-mail, por mensagem direta. Queremos conhecê-los nas suas vivências e experiências, para traçarmos juntos as mudanças necessárias.
arte: Mariana Luz @mari.vidailustrada
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New Colors Just Launched! ✨✨ Find our Positano Tee in bright new, vibrant hues, and mix and match to create new styles for Spring! As a bit of story behind the design, each piece is close to our hearts as it helps provide meaningful employment for women recovered from sex trafficking. ❤️ #jessicareyforelegantees
Do you know who made your clothes? Seriously, you know us: this is not a rhetorical question.
Fashion Revolution kicks off next week... the week we remember the 1,138 people who died in the Rana Plaza collapse: a factory responsible for manufacturing clothes from 5 of the top mainstream fashion retailers.
During Fashion Revolution we are encouraged to ask 'who makes our clothes', but to be honest... we do that on the daily.
Over 2 years ago, @ethicalmadeeasy started asking this question, and we haven't stopped since. We'll never stop.
Ethical Made Easy began out of passion for fairness and equality in the fashion industry, and grew as an answer to a lack of easy ethical fashion alternatives for those who didn't want to buy clothes that exploited other human beings.
We may ask this every day, but next week we will do so much more. Next week, we will join thousands worldwide shouting ETHICAL FASHION from the rooftops, we'll release new information, ask big brands big questions, and revisit our mission:
Spend less time watching other people enjoying their lives and learn to love walking in your own fabulous shoes. ✌🏼 ❤️ ☕️
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Now that spring is here, we are thinking of all the things we want to cultivate. When we started our aim was to teach university students that even the smallest accessory could be made in an ethical way. Now we are growing into a new travel and learning platform that enables people to get out in the world and travel ethically. So excited for the growth and journey ahead!
This month we are on a journey to create one, strong voice for craft 👊🏽Joining us on this journey is @ashascaria - Going to an alternate school in Kerala and growing up around strong female role models, made her choose the path less trodden 🏃🏽♀️She is the founder of @swaravoiceofwomen , a fashion brand that is made up primarily of women designer-tailors in Dungarpur, Rajasthan 👩👧👧👗Her vision is to join the traditional creativity of the tribal women with urban sensibilities - come listen to this young female entrepreneur, and how she incorporates respect for artisans as part of our panel discussion on 28th April, 3 pm at @inbritish New Delhi, in collab with @fashionrevolutionindia@culturalintellectualproperty 🙆🏽♀️
Can’t wait to show you all our SS19 collection in real life! TODAY 📣
For this collection we used only natural fabrics as this is something we want to prioritize. We have the Frances Set in a cream crinkle cotton and the Enhe Tank and Short set in a black crinkle cotton, and the gingham set in breezy gingham linen cotton fabric. @luckygirlpopup
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Tree is a generous personality in the sewing world, sharing her 30 years of sewing experience on her Youtube channel @stitchless_tv with tips and tricks that champion a sustainable approach to fashion such as refashioning, simple designs that minimise waste, and advocating local sourcing and manufacturing. ✅ Inspired by an episode of the Great British Sewing Bee, this jacket from Tree is crafted using upcycled denim. 👖 It's worth pointing out that refashioning is environmentally better than buying new products, however, you are still using resources so it is great to still be mindful of what you're making and why. Join us and Tree for a panel discussion and eco sewing party next Thursday 25th at @fabricationshackney. We'll be discussing "How to be a fashion revolutionary?" with the focus on refreshing your wardrobe, styling yourself sustainable and the benefits to mind and planet for mending existing clothing. ➡️ Head to bit.ly/GreenIsTheNewBlackMeetup for more details and Eventbrite ticket link. ⬅️
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It’s the kind of day where you might need to catch some shade!! Check out our range of accessories handcrafted from natural materials by artisans in Mexico. Beaches, festivals, garden parties, picnics, we’ve got something for every occasion this summer! Link in bio @clembarber#nidocollective
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Saturday 5/5 ~ Millions of garments’ lives are extended by Kantamanto’s network of entrepreneurs and yet there is still too much clothing. Is this landfill inevitable?
One can argue that the Ghanaian government could do more to properly manage Kantamanto’s waste. In theory the Central Government does bring in about US$40 million a year in duties from the secondhand clothing trade. Is there an equal investment in waste management for Ghana’s largest city? No.
But judging this as a failure of the Ghanaian government makes little sense when we recall the larger context. Does the Global North properly (equitably) manage its clothing waste? The millions of garments that end up in this ‘informal’ landfill were after all ‘diverted’ from landfill in the Global North. This means that on some level the responsibility of ‘dealing’ with this waste was sent ‘away’, passed on to the people who work and shop at Kantamanto. Is this a solution? Seems more like the appearance of a solution.
This is when we must consider the power dynamics at play. Kantamanto is part of a global waste management system. Who are the beneficiaries in this system? Who shoulders the most risk? Who has the most secure profit stream?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Where is the reciprocity?
A relationship that should be defined by partnership is too often one of superiority and dependence. We cannot afford to leave questions about equity behind in the fight against climate change. We cannot afford to clock better sustainability impact data in the Global North on the backs of Kantamanto.
Kantamanto represents the battleground, or the stage, on which the impacts of overproduction and overconsumption are most visible. This is where the landscape for solutions is not only most needed/urgent, but where it is most fertile. But oversaturation, aka dumping, will only make it harder for Kantamanto’s entrepreneurs to build and maintain solutions.
What we choose to promote and what we choose to practice reveals our commitments.
T-minus TWO days until Earth Day and Fashion Revolution Week!! If you’re wanting to do something for either of these occasions but need ideas, head over to the blog (link in profile) for suggestions of ways to participate!
Saturday 4/5 ~ There is more. Because the AMA is unable to pick up and dispose of all of the waste generated by Kantamanto. Every week another 500,000lbs of clothing will be disposed of ‘informally’.
Informal disposal means that this waste is either burned (which is very toxic especially considering the prevalence of plastic fibers), dumped directly into the ocean or brought to several ‘informal’ dumpsites, the largest of which is along the Korle Lagoon feeding into the Gulf of Guinea not far from Kantamanto.
This dumpsite is home to tens of thousands of people including the women who work as kayayei in Kantamanto. This dumpsite also sits adjacent to the E-waste dump called Agblobloshie.
This dumpsite is also the playground for a school, the grazing field for cattle, the backyard of many a home and a sacred site within the Ga Mashie.
Saturday 3/5 ~ Landfilling clothing costs money. The AMA pays GH₵25 per ton tipping fee to deposit secondhand clothes at municipal landfills. That’s around US$5 per ton, which is not “expensive” in the scheme of tipping fees for municipalities around the world. But it adds up. In one week the AMA spends over GH₵10,000 (or more than US$2,000) to dump clothing from Kantamanto at the landfill. But the financial burden isn’t really the issue.
The landfill capacity for Accra is severely limited. Kpone, the main landfill that Accra has been using, opened in 2014 with the expectation that it would last for at least eight years. But Kpone has reached its planned capacity in half that time with textile waste from Kantamanto representing at least 20% of the landfill’s planned capacity. Based on our survey of the waste stream the majority of clothing is made of poly-fiber, mirroring global statistics and meaning that garments will take over 200 years to decompose (the impacts of this process generally lacking in-depth research).
In 2014, Accra experienced a major cholera outbreak when the city’s landfill exceeded capacity. Without consistent waste collection, household waste piled up. This resulted in tens of thousands of cases of cholera and hundreds of fatalities. In an effort to avoid another public health disaster, the city’s temporary solution has been to truck waste from Kantamanto to an old quarry.
Fashion should be an industry that empowers women throughout the supply chain, NOT just the women wearing the end product in developing countries. 🧐 it’s estimated that 80% of garment workers are female, and many are still not paid a proper living wage and have to work far away from their families because factory conditions are simply too dangerous to have children around. We need to strive for a fashion industry where fair work, gender equality and environmental protection are the priority, not a ‘nice to have.’ Join us on April 27 at @thecocoonspace@shopdesignorchard to find out more and how you can be part of the #fashionrevolution movement! #whomadeyourclothes#quotes#qotd#facts#empoweringwomen
O REpense Brechó estará participando de algumas palestras e discussões sobre a Fashion Revolution q ocorrerá na semana q vem de 22 a 28/04 em vários lugares #fashionrevolution #repensebrechosp#Repost@fash_rev_brasil
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Não podemos nos dar ao luxo de viver em um mundo onde nossas roupas destroem o meio ambiente, prejudicam ou exploram as pessoas e reforçam as desigualdades de gênero. Em outras palavras, este não é um modelo de negócios sustentável.
A indústria da moda deve medir o sucesso além das vendas e lucros. Precisamos de uma indústria que valorize igualmente o crescimento financeiro, o bem-estar humano e a sustentabilidade ambiental.
Nós exigimos uma indústria de moda transparente e que se responsabilize pelas suas práticas e impactos sociais e ambientais.
Pergunte às marcas da seguinte maneira:
1- Tire uma foto vestindo uma peça de roupa ou acessório
2- Poste e tagueie a marca
3- Pergunte quem fez usando as hashtags: #QuemFezMinhasRoupas #FashionRevolution
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A lil bit of coffee this morning then time to get ready and head down to @luckygirlpopup 💃✨💕🙌
Also I’m excited that @fhcoffee_ will be at the show today because I’m pretty sure I’ll need an extra cup this morning 😉
Plus there are quite a few vendors at the show selling yummy treats so I might have to pick something out to go with my coffee 😋
Who made your clothes? Ensi viikolla on kansainvälinen Vaatevallankumous-viikko, joka pyrkii pureutumaan em.kysymyksen taakse ja lisäämään tietoisuutta muotiteollisuuden vähemmän näkyvästä puolesta: vaatteiden ja niiden raaka-aineiden valmistajista ja heidän työoloistaan. Jokainen meistä pukeutuu vaatteisiin joista jokaisen on joku jossain tehnyt - niinpä ihan kuka tahansa voi ottaa osaa kampanjaan ja kysyä #whomademyclothes ?
Tänä vuonna osallistumme jakamalla tarinoita tuotteidemme takaa paitsi somessa, myös livenä ke 24.4. @vaatevallankumous goes Oodi! -tapahtuman I Made Your Clothes @weecos -muotinäytöksessä ja sen jälkeisessä Meet Your Maker -tilaisuudessa. Tapahtuma on kaikille avoin ja maksuton!
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Next week is the international Fashion Revolution Week, which aims to normalize this question and raise awareness on fashion industry's hidden figures - the real people behind each garment and it's raw materials - and move the spotlight from the shiny photos to the actual makers and their working conditions. We all wear clothes and each one of them was made by someone, somewhere. Therefore, everybody can (and should!) participate by asking #whomademyclothes ?
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This beautiful pic was taken in Shibuya, Tokyo by @steffenyoshiki . @mai_sagara is wearing a Dark Camo anorak that was cut and sewn in Oulu, Finland. The unique freehand-cut reflective sleeve prints were printed at @anttiyrjoehenrikki 's studio in Oulu. The leftover fabric was sourced from Tampere and it was originally made in Finland by Finlayson a few decades ago. The anorak is available at @nonboutiqueoulu@frankiehelsinki and our Weecos shop (link in bio) - custom sizes available by request! #iljana#makelovedontwaste#slowfashion#hidasmuoti#vaatevallankumous#fashionrevolution#imadeyourclothes#sustainablefashion#consciousfashion#genderfreefashion
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.. Join the Fashion Revolution week 22nd - 28th April 2019
We have another amazing partner with their amazing event. The UP Writers Club is proud to present Lit UP 10: Tanglaw!
Lit UP is a bi-annual small press expo that aims to gather writing organizations and collectives, both academic and independent, in one space to interact, promote, and sell their own works. Partners Fashion Revolution Philippines, Gabriela Youth - UP Diliman, and Kababae Mong Tao, as well as collectives Kalapati Retrograde, Makô, and UP GRAIL - Graphic Arts in Literature, will be joining us at the event. Musical acts Teenage Granny and Shepherdess will also be there to perform!
In line with this, UP Writers Club will also be launching “The Sea that Beckoned”, a debut poetry collection by one of its members, Angela Gabrielle Fabunan. The Sea that Beckoned is published by Platypus Press, an indie publisher that seeks to unearth innovative contemporary poetry and prose from a broad variety of voices and experiences.
They will showcase and highlight women’s voices in artistic and literary work, and to raise awareness on issues relevant to women from all walks of life. As Lorena Barros writes in her poem, Mother, “ano ang isang makabayang ina? Maapoy na tanglaw tungo sa liwayway.” Far from passive, a single flame contains the potential to set the world ablaze; likewise, women have the collective power to illuminate the path towards genuine social change.
Saturday 2/5 ~ There is excess. As the week draws to a close piles of clothing begin to accumulate in the walkways of Kantamanto. This happens every day of the week but Saturday is most pronounced with piles so big that they look like an entire bale. Which is entirely possible.
These piles are “bola”, or trash, and they can be found in every aisle of Kantamanto’s seven acre lot. Our research has shown that at the end of the day roughly 40% of every bale is not reused, does not find a home. This 40% becomes waste.
This waste is disposed of via two different channels.
The first is “formal”. The Accra Metropolitan Assembly picks up around 70 metric tons of clothing waste from Kantamanto every day, six days a week. That is nearly one million pounds of clothing a week or roughly 2.8 million items of clothing. This clothing waste from Kantamanto that is collected by the AMA represents 30% of all of the collected waste in the Central Business District of Accra.
Clothing from Kantamanto is the the single largest consolidated waste stream in the entire city of Accra. Possibly in the entire country of Ghana. And everyone who bought something in Kantamanto will one day discard it.
Saturday 1/5 ~ It’s 5am. Are you awake? It’s market day again for the 5,000+ retailers at Kantamanto. Saturdays are the busiest day of the week. Thousands of consumers will come to shop. Many retailers will cut more than one bale of clothing. Similar to Wednesday, the mood is a mix of hope + anxiety.
If a retailer is going to be able to earn back the money she invested, she will know it within minutes of opening a bale. She will work to sell all of first selection before lunch hoping to make back almost 90% of her investment. If she is lucky.
Some bales contain more third and fourth selection than a retailer can recover from. Sometimes the whole bale is spoiled. Retailers occasionally find cigarette butts thrown into their bales. Or a boot tossed in to take up weight. Othertimes they find completely soiled clothing & retailers say that there is an increased amount of garments that seem to be intentionally slashed. These pieces are eating into the incomes of secondhand retailers.
Of the retailers we surveyed, 46% did not make their money back on their last bale, 36% broke even and only 16% made a profit. On average, female retailers fair far worse than male retailers.
The general sentiment is that the quantity of clothing has increased while the quality of each bale has decreased. Of the hundreds of retailers we have met over the last 3 years not a single one, male or female, wishes for their children to take over the business. Why? The job is physically and emotionally demanding. Financial security is no longer part of the deal. The market is completely oversaturated. There is simply too much clothing.
And there is little that a retailer can do about it because at the end of the day clothing will continue to come. Brands continue to overproduce and consumers in the Global North continue to overconsume.
Clothing passes through many hands on its way to a retailer’s stall, but Kantamanto’s retailers assume the accumulated risk of those decisions. Because the lifecycle stops here. If people don’t buy what Kantamanto’s retailers are selling there is no where else for the clothing to go.
Sandália Schutz 34/35🌴
[R$50] - VENDIDA
Estamos super felizes com a receptividade de Pipa com a @slowfashionbr
Três dias de sucesso!!!
Mais de 60 peças vendidas.
Viva o desapego!
Aproveitem pq peças novas chegam todos os dias 👗👖👚👠👒👕
Conheça nosso espaço que emana a energia da moda sustentável, da economia colaborativa e do consumo consciente.
Impacte positivamente ♻️
Modern classics with elevated details
Effortlessly cut with extended cuffs, mother of pearl buttons, our signature detachable black bow, and more. Our Now and Forever Blouse in ivory silk keeps selling out for good reason. It’s back in stock next week and available for preorder now. #daiwear#dainamicwoman
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PROGRAMAÇÃO DA SEMANA FASHION REVOLUTION⠀
QUARTA DIA 24 TARDE: ⠀⠀
>> Seminário: Moda em revolução: consumo, produção e comportamentos na mira das mudanças atuais. ⠀
Participante confirmado: Jorge Feitosa: De Santa Cruz do Capibaribe/PE, atualmente atende no seu ateliê, o Fabrico Jorge Feitosa em São Paulo/Capital, onde está radicado há 13 anos. Aos seis (6) anos já “bulia” na máquina de costura de sua mãe costurando suas brincadeiras. Iniciou sua carreira profissional como professor, mas logo migrou para área de Moda/Vestuário como vitrinista. Já fez trabalhos de figurino, cenografia e hoje, depois de fazer parte de projetos como o SENAI Brasil Fashion, vencer o reality Caixa de Costura do Canal GNT e lecionar na Pós Graduação da Faculdade SENAI Antoine Skaf na capital paulistana, Jorge Feitosa faz parte do line up da Casa de Criadores, maior evento de moda autoral do país.⠀
15:00 as 17:00⠀⠀
Durante a programação do festival Curta Taquary⠀⠀
> Confirmados: Jorge Feitosa + Carol Azevedo + Marcelo Taulbert - Mediação: Rodolfo Alves⠀ ⠀⠀
Local: Taquaritinga do Norte - PE - Praça central, na programação do festival de curta metragem.⠀⠀
⠀ #fashionrevolution#quemfezminhasroupas #jfsulanca#jorgefeitosasulanca#jfsulanqueiro#jorgefeitosasulanqueiro
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We have a small, but yet very inspiring traveling exhibition here in the @hafenmuseumspeicherxi in Bremen / Germany.
It’s called use-less and it’s about sustainability in fashion. Patroness is the unique @viviennewestwood.
There are a lot of workshops on sustainability in fashion.
I was really excited to see there are two mending workshops offered and
I happily managed to sign up for both.
The first is “creative jeans mending” with @juliaeschment and the other is “creative mending techniques and where to find them” with Igor Kornilov.
Always looking for #mendspiration 😊 [Werbung wegen Verlinkungen| unbeauftragt]
I love a sunny day but I’m also more than happy to enjoy it from indoors
It’s just so nice to be able to dress for summer rather than for winter ☀️
No socks & flip flops, yessss
☀️ @honednotcloned I’m tagging you again because Barcelona 🇪🇸 hola mi amiga
The valley rose to fame due to the art of silk weaving. Not just the fabric, the art of weaving and through it, the story-telling is essentially what connects the rest of the world to the Assamese culture. The craft over centuries, has been helping the rural sector by empowering them and providing them with sustenance.
"Whole societies exist inside colours" wrote my new favourite author, Fernando Pessoa. I love colour, I think it can change your mood and make you happy, so here's a full on blast of colour from my bags here @chapellanemarket today. Open until 5pm
The sun is shining☀️! And so do you with a Caro handbag in lovely spring colours💚. We are open till 6pm today! Have a great Easter weekend!
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I’m an artist, what more can you expect? I am full of soul, love and all the rest. -Nikki Rowe ✨ Shop the look now www.akoma1260.com ✨
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~•Dream catcher choker with turquoise pieces.•~
I’ve always had really vivid dreams and can often remember them real clearly. Just last night I had one about being a drummer (I watched The Dirt, which is insanely good, the other night and I’ve talked about this movie loads since, so I think that was why) and then woke up to my house mate smashing the window in trying to wake us up as he forgot his keys. Numpty.
As a kid I used to have reoccurring dreams about driving cars and being pregnant. I’d always wake up real freaked out and panicked. Could explain why I’m so anti learning to drive and think being pregnant is freaky as fuck?
What were your reoccurring dreams/nightmares? I love dream talk the mind is a fascinating thing. ☁️ .
Available for $15 by DM, not on Etsy ✨
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~•Chrysocolla Dangle Earrings•~
Literally love these earrings. I found them in a beautiful vintage store in the UK and just had to have them. I’ve not actually worn them much since I got them as I’ve found they get way to tangled in my curls! (Big hair problems.) So I’ve changed the hooks and I’m going to sell them on.
Chrysocolla resonates the vibrations of the Earth and helps clear blockages from the throat chakra. It promotes clear communication and the courage to express oneself.
They’re available on Etsy or DM for $20.