In today's America, there is a growing movement to question where our dinners come from. Were the cows pastured? The strawberries organic? Local? Fair Trade? GMO Free? We see labels that market these benefits to consumers because, for some people, the cause has become a moral imperative. Just like recognizing the impact of our food system, we have the privilege and opportunity to educate ourselves about the environmental and cultural impact of our clothing. Without understanding the true cost of the textile industry, we will never be able to fix the problem.
We've listed resources below to help you in your own educational pursuit of the true cost of textiles. Take a look at the resources, and stay tuned on our calendar for events and meet-ups to discuss what we can do to secure a regenerative agricultural and cultural ecology.
Environmental and Cultural Impacts:
The true cost of synthetic dyes and fast fashion on both the environment and human life is detailed in the movie River Blue.
The incredible and blatant waste in the fashion industry is undeniably recorded in A New Textile Economy, Redesigning Fashion's Future , a study compiled by the MacArthur Foundation.