A two-part series on its global impact
Really looking forward to listening! It's wild how impactful the fashion industry is in economies all over the world, and how harmful it can be. It blows my mind that no matter how we dress, all of us wear clothes that were made by a human being-- it's such an intimate, unifying idea.
Hello, Lindsey. Well done! Not being able to trace where materials come from seems to be a huge issue, not just in the clothing industry but in all sectors of industry, limiting the ability of the average person to make informed decisions. They could trace it if they wanted to do so. I see it as all coming down to money. Companies move production of items around the world, seeking out the cheapest labor, never considering how it affects the worker. There is no need really not to produce an article in one place. But companies would instead ship cut pieces to another country to be sewn to get a better margin.
It doesn't help that the Western desire for more and more keeps growing with greed-based marketing. A concerted effort must be made to teach that less is more, quality over quantity, and caring for and keeping is better than using and discarding.
I'm looking forward to part two.
Listened to the first installment and waiting for the second. Bravo Lindsey! This is history and economics and politics everyone needs to know. You've done a great job unpacking this for a general audience.
I can not wait to listen to this! I have been working all morning on a short list of places here in Venice (owned by Venetians obvs) where one can thoughtfully shop.
So excited to listen! Love Aja Barber. Also Love everything you do and your books sit on our shelf at home.
Everything has a downside. It's unfortunate we need to be reminded of it here. I thought the Dispatch was an escape, a celebration of the countless wonders of Paris past and present. My mistake I guess. Moving on...