Thursday, July 19, 2012

slowing down jacket

the look:

shirt - old urban renewal
tie - old h&m
dress - old, from a local arts and crafts import shop
jacket - old olio organics
cap - old
boots - old ixos

the tale:

i learned something today. i learned about the concept of slow fashion. slow fashion means, among other things, buying clothes less often, buying fewer clothes, putting quality ahead of quantity when acquiring clothing, buying local and paying attention to the labels on clothing just as much as we are taught/advised to pay attention to the labels on prepared foods. these are all admirable shopping practices, but they are not intended to be an end in themselves. the point of slow fashion is to fight consumerism, to protect the environment, to combat unfair and abusive labour practices ... among other things. it all makes sense.

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