FFB: WALK THE TALK

*FFB is a new series documenting my journey to breakup with fast fashion. To learn more about my why, checkout re/make to meet the makers. 

Back in November of last year, I was invited to an intimate bloggers brunch hosted by re/make. Going in, I had no idea how the conversations with a group of intelligent and impeccably stylish women would affect my shopping habits. This was where I decided I was done with fast fashion.

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As mentioned in my last post, I’m not stranger to the impact fashion has on the world, both positive and negative. With our environment in dire straits, we cannot continue to dump chemicals into our rivers, streams, and oceans to make our clothing. We’ve known for years that this industry has taken it’s toll on mother earth and there are designers and companies making strides to lessen their carbon footprint.

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However, this is far beyond an environmental issue. We’ve lived far too long wearing blinders to the women and men who actually cut, sew, dye, and print onto the clothes we buy en masse. I cannot sit with the thought that my t-shirts were made at the expense of  a child’s wellbeing. There are millions of women being paid very little for their incredible skills. My decision is a statement to support a child’s right to a childhood and a woman’s right to fair treatment, compensation, and a safe working environment.

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Wearing my values is a personal mission to help eradicate a system of fashion supply that is completely corrupt and broken. My dollars now go to companies who treat their employees fairly; to brands that have sustainable working practices; and to labels who’s values mirror my own. Putting a face to the once invisible workforce behind the fashion industry prevails over the desire to be ‘on trend’.

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Ready to wear your values? I hope you’ll join me in my mission and if you’re wondering how you can help end fast fashion, please start here at re/make. Don’t forget to subscribe or follow along! I’ll be posting updates on my Fast Fashion Breakup that you won’t want to miss.

❤ PJA

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3 thoughts on “FFB: WALK THE TALK”

  1. Oh my goodness, I love this outfit! That graphic tee is the cutest thing. I’ve been learning piece by piece about the harsh reality of fast fashion. (I totally recommend the book Over-Dressed the Shocking Reality of Fast Fashion). I’m with you trying to shop at more ethical companies but it’s surprisingly hard to find out the companies values because they make it seem like they’re ethical but in reality they’re not. I’m looking forward to your future blog posts… hopefully one day we won’t have to work as hard to find ethically sourced products.

    xo Logan
    https://peculiarporter.com

    1. Thanks so much, Logan! I so agree, but re/make is helping to weed out the transparent from the not-so-transparent ethical companies. I definitely recommend checking out their site to find some fashion companies doing it right! I’m planning on posting here as well recommending some of my faves 🙂 Thanks again for dropping by!

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