📣 I made my clothes. This is a statement so powerful to me, it has a permanent place in my sewing room. Sewing means I get to choose. Sure, it means I get a fit far better than most rtw, but it also means I get to choose exactly how I present myself to the world. And it means I can choose what brands, if any, to continue to support. I don’t have to participate in fast fashion. I can choose not to support companies that do not themselves support fair wages, safe labor practices, and clean environmental practices.
And now I’m focusing even harder on my fabric acquisitions too. I don’t want my hobby to be someone else’s harm. I can choose organic or eco-friendly textiles. I can choose deadstock/designer remnants that would otherwise go to the landfill. I can choose fair trade. I can choose not to support the fabric equivalent of fast fashion. And for those who think eco has to be expensive, this week, I’ll be featuring a few US sellers that have offered such fabrics for affordable prices. (I encourage my foreign friends to do the same. Shipping across countries can be cost prohibitive, but it’s also a larger footprint, so share where you get your eco fabric, so those in your country can do so too! If you don’t want to make a separate post, leave a comment below and I’ll write up a blog post compiling all the sources.) This is not a trend. It’s not a bandwagon to jump on and off. It’s a movement. A revolution. We WILL make a difference 💪