SUSTAINABILITY - a topic I'm super passionate about especially around the mind & FASHION. I was lucky to study with some of the best teachers of sustainable fashion design in my years at University. I also got to intern in NYC with one of the pioneers of sustainable fashion and zero waste design @studyny. This book is an amazing resource created by thought leaders Timo and Holly to help people see the importance of making sustainable choices when it comes to FASHION. I was honoured to be asked to have one of my final collection 'zero-waste' pieces featured in this book, alongside other incredible zero-waste fashion designers.
Creating zero-waste fashion to me became like a maths equation, a challenge to defy the status-quo and create new ways of living a more sustainable life. But I didn't carry on working in the industry. I saw the importance of people pioneering zero-waste design, but I also saw the need of getting people to actually see that importance in the first place. I knew the only way to do that would be to change people's minds. And I also knew from personal experience that meditation was a great way to do that. So I changed vocations.
I still think it's ludicrous though that we are creating things in this world that don't take the full lifelong impact of that thing into consideration. We are still designing things to have inbuilt obsolescence, rather then designing for life-long use and easy disassembly/recycling/upcycling at the end of its life. There are those who have taken on this challenge and are creating amazing alternatives! Now we need more education on what's out there and how we can have a better impact. We can't be thinking in small timeframes anymore. We need to think bigger. See the affect we have on everything and remember how powerful our actions are! Consuming less. Reusing more. CHANGING OUR PERSPECTIVE.
Want to get inspired? Then watch the doco series THE WAR ON WASTE @waronwasteau tomorrow night, Tuesday 8:30pm Melbourne time on ABC. It's the final episode where they tackle (non)sustainability in the fashion industry 😶 Time to change our perspective on fashion, consumption and creation! 👍🏽