Our girl Gab has been doing the #sixitemschallenge here's what she's saying about the challenge five weeks in:
Week 5 begins tomorrow.
So far, this challenge has looked a mixture of black on black on black + a side of basics everything and always.
In all honesty, since transitioning to a capsule wardrobe a few months back- these last 5 weeks have been fairly similar to my new, minimalist, every day wardrobe. And all in all- I am in love with the feeling of being free from the world that is fast fashion.
To put in plainly- I feel good about the fact that in the last 5+ weeks, I haven't bought anything made with other people's blood.
Heavy, right? But here's (some of) the reality: - The fashion industry is the world's second largest polluter (right behind the oil industry)
- The world now consumes a staggering 80 billion pieces of clothing a year (up 400% from 2 decades ago)
- One in 6 people work in the global fashion industry (majority being women on less than $3 per day)
- 250,000 Indian cotton farmers have killed themselves in the last 15 years partly as a result of going into debt buying genetically modified cotton seeds...OR put it this way, another farmer commits suicide EVERY 30 MINUTES as a result of the cotton in OUR clothes
- Only 10% of the clothes people donate to thrift stores get sold (rest end up in landfills in Haiti where they are bought by the box and kill local industry)
And thats why I'm doing this thing. And thats why I buy fair trade/ethical as much as I can. And thats why I care veryyyy little about what I wear. Because I know. And that knowledge has changed everything.
#circlemovement #6items6weeks #thetruecost