[Photo ID: Morgan a white chunky nonbinary human with green hair poses in a handmade overall dress. It's patched together with green, yellow, and brown florals. It has a brown floral chest pocket and two green side pockets. It is floor length and has a dust ruffle. End ID]
I love how visible mending is becoming popular and people are lovingly mending their clothes, but I KNOW that very soon fast fashion will catch unto that and make clothes that look like they were mended even though they’re brand new
Project 19/? for 2022, made as a gift! Pattern is a modified Lightning Thief by Lily Go. I repeated the second chart twice and did just two repeats of the last 4 rows of the third chart instead of the full chart. Added a picot edging to look like raindrops in a lightning storm! ⚡️
It is important to personally try to make more eco-concious choices even if the impact of you doing it as an individual is minor. Why? So that when people say there’s no other way, you can point to doing the right thing. So when companies pretend their product is the only way, you show a boycott what else it can use. So that in this seemingly hopeless climate emergency, you can start showing others a way forward. It’s important to try, even when it’s hard or feels hopeless. That’s when it’s most important.
Slow fashion is important even if companies keep producing more clothes than humanity can ever wear, because it’s better for YOU to understand your own style, have confidence in your favorite clothes’ longevity, and not waste your hard earned, hard worked for money on things you ultimately don’t wear or don’t love or are just shit quality.
Reducing how much you depend on any single corporation is important for if you decide to join a boycott or support a strike by avoiding products, or even just if you find that corporation starts doing things you can no longer support. Keeping your options open, especially for local and small businesses, helps more people than ultra-loyalty to a few megacorps that don’t care about you nearly as much as you want them to.
Reducing the plastic in your life isn’t just a pipe dream, it’s ultimately better and helps us means test ways forward into a better future. How do I get along without ziploc? without cling wrap? without single use bags? those are all things humanity as a whole needs to answer and we might as well be the ones to start testing them.
What can I do to minimize the amount of stuff I will ultimately send to a landfill? What can I do to make the most of the things I have now? What is the best thing to do with something I am done with? These are all important questions we need to start answering as a whole. We can’t give into climate despair just because the politicians aren’t hearing us yet. We have to keep trying, in every way we can, with every step we can manage.
Image ID: Morgan, a fat nonbinary human with green hair and a walker, poses in a yard, in a handmade pastel floral dress. It is a mid length, two tiered skirt with a square neckline made out of a floral patterned tea towel. It has long shoulder straps that tie in bows. There's a little brown dog in the background. End ID]
when we say quit buying fast fashion, quit supporting companies with unethical practices, we're not talking to the single parent struggling to feed their family, or the plus size person who can't seem to find anything from sustainable brands or from thrift shops, but desperately needs new clothes.
we're talking about the folks who have the means to shop sustainably but instead have a different outfit for every day of the year and choose to turn a blind eye to the reality of the brands they're supporting and posting about.
I've almost completed enough basics to have a fully me-made wardrobe. Just missing a few more pairs of trousers and a woolen jacket 😊 everything here was made by me mostly from material i found at the dump ☺️
Project 24/? for 2022! Pattern is Diaphanous Raglan by Jessie Maed Designs, made with the flutter sleeve option.
This is actually the second sweater of this pattern I started (but the first I finished, bc the other is long sleeved, and sleeves take me forever lol).
The skirt in the photos is one of @mayakern ‘s designs, and I couldn’t wait to pair it with this sweater!! It makes me feel like an Arizona Tea (in the best way!). (Also, not shown, but the skirt has actual, functional pockets which is always an added bonus!!)