I’m about to break one of my rules. I told myself that I would NEVER re-blog someone else’s post. I thought it was tacky, and that the point of blogging in general is to be as original or true to yourself as possible. But this is a GREAT post, and I don’t think I can improve upon it.
It also gives me a LOT to think about, and kind of makes me want to knit myself a wardrobe, so I can leave as many fast-fashion clothes as I can behind.
Those of us who make and use what we make are aware of the “true cost” (or at least truer cost) of, for instance, knitting a sock, weaving a hand towel, crocheting a blanket, carding fleece, spinning yarn and dying yarn. Recently on a hot afternoon as I sat knitting (a sock), I viewed “The True Cost” (2015) on Netflix. A documentary, The True Cost explores the true cost and impact of “fast fashion” – a term new to me. As opposed to the traditional two-season fashion releases per year, “fast fashion” is 52 seasons a year, something new every week. The result?
Autumn Newell explains: Today, overconsumption of cheap, poorly made clothing is contributing to epic waste generation. Items are often available at prices so low one can purchase a new piece of clothing for the same price as a bottled of water. These prices are…
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