“Made in the USA” Doesn’t Mean What It Should

I spent this week nose deep in frustrating research, documentaries, and emotional anecdotes. You know, fun. I’ve enrolled in a three week course administered by the University of Exeter and Fashion Revolution though Future Learn about the highly complex and often morally vacuous fashion supply chain. At the heart of the class is the question […]

The Essential Sustainable Fashion Guide — Part 3: A Story of Fabric

The clothing industry is bad for the planet and the people on it in its current iteration. In the first two installments of this series, I explore the supply chain of fast fashion and why we’re so drawn to it. The methods of harvesting fiber and processing it to create the final textiles that make […]

The Essential Sustainable Fashion Guide — Part 2: The Psychology of Buying Clothing

In the first part of this series, I reviewed some of the basics of the human and environmental toll of the fast fashion industry. Now, I’d like to delve into why we want to buy them. It’s been proven that the more a person values money and status, the less happy and more anxious he or […]