Why sustainable fashion matters to me.
The past year has been a real eye-opener. I've learned how harmful fast-fashion is to our world (i'll share more on that later). I've watched our government continually degrade our refugee and immigrant population. I've seen basic human rights taken from myself and other women. What do you do when there are so many equally important issues vying for your time and energy???
You see. You become aware of your daily actions and how they affect these bigger issues as a whole. You adjust those decisions accordingly. I find solace in the day-to-day decisions that I CAN control.
I'm proud and grateful that I am able to help empower and support immigrant and refugee women in my community by providing them with vocational training and fairly-paid work.
That, as a small design house, I am able to use deadstock fabrics, giving new life to someone else's leftovers (I never met a leftover I didn't like 🍕). But, most of all, I'm proud that I've stuck with this....because launching a [sustainable] product is NO JOKE. It's my sincerest hope that, no matter where this adventure takes me, I am able to build an infrastructure in my community that becomes an agent for change and hope.