I had no idea that there were things I was doing, brands I was supporting, ways I had become comfortable consuming back home, in Williamsburg, Virginia, that contributed to a system of injustice — one where a woman would work 80 hours a week and still not be able to afford raising her children.
We have to begin here. Fast fashion is somewhat of a buzz-word lately. Whether you’ve seen it used by a retailer as something to celebrate or by those of us who are passionate about the negative effects, I think it is important to begin with understanding what we are talking about when we say “fast fashion.”
And, here we are at the start of Fashion Revolution Week, a week each year where we join with people around the globe in raising awareness and advocating for those whose voice is not heard over the loud gong of profit.
We want to support people in this conversation that is so needed in our country at this time. A conversation that values those we may never have the privilege of meeting, but are influencing none the less.