Martina Luther Queen. Body Politics.
The clothes we wear form a crucial part of our identity and for me, sustainability in its design form, is an extension of more meaningfully created fashion.
If you are unsure about why sustainable design has become the most intriguing part of fashion industry that there is (that’s right, it really is), I believe it is because we are all still searching for depth, a connection to nature and meaning and that is what sustainability provides.
Yes, bridging the gap between the ideals and the reality (which currently is not intersectional) is where major work needs to be done, but I would rather operate in this bit of the fashion industry than any other, truly. Pure sustainable fashion honours creators, makers, the planets resources and is meant to ensure that how we live does not deprive future generations of the same options.
I have some wise old mentors and honestly love engaging with younger designers on this topic as their hunger for a design path that does not devour resources and disregard people is palpable. It’s exciting and hopeful when I speak to them, and we need as much of that as we can have these days.