I always write a lot about sustainability because it is something that we should all be concerned about, however it is also all very overwhelming. Sometimes it feels easier to just bury our heads, and ignore the reality of the climate crisis happening, but sleepwalking into irrevocable changes isn’t an option anymore.
Being a big proponent of only buying new pieces when absolutely necessary, I believe that every single thing you put in your wardrobe should bring you joy for years to come, not a season.
Marfa is an anomaly of creative liberalism embedded in conservative West Texas. A six hour drive from Austin, this tiny town is surrounded by flat, bleached out ranches, endless road, and open desert. The clash of industrial spaces, old-world Texas charm, and minimalist architecture sit beside a colour palette of pastel shades of pink and blue.
The Rana Plaza factory collapse in 2013 killed over 1,100 people and led to the indictment of 42 people for murder due to neglect of building and health code regulations. The effects of this disaster is still being felt across the fashion industry, but too few brands have a strong enough stance to only use factories with safe and fair working conditions. Here a few that you can get your fashion fix from and feel pretty damn good about yourself at the same time.