I am going to try my best to make sustainable clothing choices for one year.
What does this mean?
I am only going to purchase clothing:
-That is second hand
-I made myself
-Is made is a sustainable manner
Why am I doing this?
I had a student worker interview me on sustainability for a class project because I was writing my thesis on issues related to sustainable apparel. She asked "Do you own any organic or sustainable clothes?" I paused, I did not.
It is easy for me to think about sustainability and what industry should be doing. It is easy and therapeutic for me to go to the store and buy something mass produced off the rack. I want to know how it feels to be conscious of what I am buying. I want to know if really takes that much effort.
I also feel that pre-thinking my apparel choices and most likely being involved in modifying the design, will give me a sense of connection with my apparel. I also think I will own less.
I also am trying to force myself to sew more.