This past year I've been diving deeper and deeper into information about how to be more environmentally conscious. After watching The True Cost I decided I need to make a more drastic change in my life and began doing research on how to do so. A good friend of mine, Kate, has a blog herself and was vegan as well as interested in zero waste for quite a while before I was. She introduced me to Zero Waste Home and all the brilliant tips Bea Johnson has to offer. This has been an ongoing process- to attempt to be as zero waste as possible but I also am invested in sustainable fashion because of my background. These two movements: zero waste and slow fashion, seem like they would be very much linked but I often see a divide between the two. A lot of people I know who are deeply interested in sustainable fashion are less knowledgable or even apathetic to zero waste ideas. On the other hand many hardcore zero waste advocates completely ignore the concept of sustainable clothing. It seems that people who are outside of the fashion industry and environmentally conscious, think of it as a large monster to destroy or turn away from. I understand that making more clothes is still depleting resources and creating waste but if we don't suggest alternatives we can never tackle the monster. I wish that these two movements, and the people behind them would work together more than I am seeing right now. Sustainability needs to be implemented into every aspect of our lives is we are really going to take on climate change.
I do know that there are a lot of people thinking of the full scope and doing the hard work, if you know of any or have suggestions of where I can reach them please comment below or send me a message! Any suggestions or ideas of your own for how we can combat this separation? Comment and message those as well! Let's keep working.