Time to put on your magnifying glass and examine what we’re wearing, in terms of the materials themselves. It’s a complicated subject, but I’m attempting to break down some of the topics here. Let’s get started!
Look down. Someone, somewhere, made every single garment you have ever worn. Do you know how they were treated?
My next Fashion Week feature is Azura Bay. This Canadian company is an online curated collection of lingerie, pjs, and loungewear from ethical brands, using eco fabrics and production processes. Today I’m interviewing Ashley McIntosh, Azura Bay’s founder.
I’m so honoured to share with you an interview with Tania Larsson, an Indigenous jewellery designer who sustainably uses traditional materials and methods in her work. She has generously shared her experiences and expertise, and tips for those of us who would like to support buying Indigenous-made, not “native inspired”.
If you look at the vast majority of clothing retailer window displays and websites, or even lists of bloggers to follow, you’ll see that the people depicted are predominantly white, able-bodied, thin/standard-size, and cisgender.