I support sustainable fashion👸🏿👸🏻
Did you know fashion accounts for 10% of environmental pollution? It is the second largest polluting industry in the world and it highly abuses women’s rights. I know it sucks, it’s like how sugar and candy are bad for us.🤦🏽♂
Please allow me to introduce @orsoladecastro , visionary, legend, and maker of what we love so much to be good for us instead of polluting: sustainable fashion😊
She started From Somewhere - @gatherandsee - a revolutionary label that was the first to address the issue of pre-consumer waste and reproducibility in recycling for the fashion industry. From Somewhere - @gatherandsee - collaborations include upcycled collections for @insidejigsaw, @kappa_official, @fandfclothing and @speedo
She also co founded Estethica, the sustainable fashion area @londonfashionweek
In 2011, Orsola together with partner @filipporicci founds Reclaim To Wear, an organization that brings designers, producers and distributors to create upcycled capsule collections. Reclaim To Wear collaborations include @csm_news @hongkongdesigninstitute as well as Reclaim To Wear by @topshop, a bestselling capsule collection which launched in June 2012 and is still ongoing.💃🏼
Please note the following so we can understand how important it is to support sustainable fashion:
Consumers are buying more, and tossing more. Americans throw away an average of 16.22 million tons of clothing per year. This accounts for 822% more than in the 1960’s.
The apparel industry employs approximately 60 million people worldwide, but many of these jobs can be unsafe or pay unfair low wages.
With these numbers it is important that we all contribute by purchasing sustainable clothing.
And the world is responding:
In 2017 there was a 100% increase of @Google search for sustainable fashion.
More people want to know #whomademyclothes To date there are over 310k posts on social media using this hashtag
The Fashion Revolution is being heard as 37% of brands are now publishing supplier lists.
And 18% of brands publish their processing facilities.
Do you buy sustainable fashion? If you do tag your favorite brands below so we can all see!🙌👇