No longer is sportswear confined to the pitch or fashion only celebrated on the catwalk. Throughout the decades, we’ve turned to athletes for fashion inspiration, appropriating certain sporty garments, and wearing them in our day-to-day lives.
The problem with Sooley? Well, it’s not just Sooley that has a problem. Not to say we shouldn’t hold Megan Sooley and her store, Sooley Designs, accountable for their actions, but the problem is bigger than one store.
Art is everywhere our vision could reach. India is home to diversity and versatility. Our history cherished different art forms and manoeuvred those forms in fashion to grace our daily lives and occasions. Design textile is one of the most prevalent types of art, it defines our culture and moulds it into beautiful form of clothing and garments. If one thoroughly analyses this art form they would be amazed by the vastness and facts it consists. The textile design mirrors the splendid history of India; epics such as Mahabharata and Ramayana. These epics also portraits the widespread and versatility of the fabrics used in ancient India. Moreover, it reflects the requirements of the present-times. This invaluable art form has been threatened to be diluted by the superiority given to foreign art after British commencement. The invasion and evolution in our culture has incapacitated the true intent our ancestors embedded in textile. However, for fashion enthusiasts this art form has survived through the cultural invasion. There is a huge mass acknowledging the importance of textile design in our culture, whereas the rest take it for granted. No matter how profited our culture is by textile, there is a forthcoming fear for it to lose its value in our society.
Fashion waste is costing the global economy more than $400 BILLION every year, according to a recent industry report.
When you're looking for a new outfit, where is the first place you want to shop? Is is a thrift store? Your favorite local designer? That online store that sells vegan clothing and uses fair labor practices? Do you just run out to the nearest shopping center to have a look in a lot of different stores? Maybe you swing by Target and hope to find what you need there? How often do you look into the practices of the companies you buy from? How often do you look at the label to see what material an item of clothing is made from? What do you do with the clothes you no longer want? What laundry detergent do you use? Do you use a dryer or hang your clothes on a line?
If you're someone who isn't really into Astrology, you're probably wondering what on earth I mean by the term Gemini rising. To quickly explain it to you, my sun sign is Aquarius, but my moon sign sits in Gemini and in Astrology, your moon sign determines how you act and how you're perceived. So my moon sign being a Gemini means I'm very undeceives, but witty and funny too.
There are a lot of fabric, fashion, pyramid or whatever you would like to call them but, over the past five or ten years there has been one that has stood out, quietly, among the rest that has been standing the test of time for quite a while.
Young men in America began wearing sagging pants during the 1990’s. Unlike other fads that come and go this one has stuck around for 30 years. The origin of this fashion statement has a dark history, that many people might not be aware of. It began when Africans were first enslaved in America and derived from a custom referred to as “Buck busting” or “Buck breaking .” These terms initially referred to taming wild horses but southern plantation owners used these phrases to refer to black males who were just as human as they were.
Throughout this months, a totally different year that took everyone by surprise; and the fashion industry is one of the sectors that has faced multiple challenges since the beginning of this confinement, and that a few months later, the same industry has recognized that during this time of pause the impact that the industry has with mass production of clothing, accessories and footwear.
Many teens like to shop at stores such as Claire's, Ardene, Aldo, Old Navy, and the gap. However, most teens do not know that some of their favorite stores are selling jewelry with cadmium. Cadmium is a toxic substance that brand names use as a way to save money for their company. I was watching CBC's Marketplace when this topic showed up. They got teen girls to buy accessories from their favorite stores and found large amounts of cadmium in their pick of jewelry. Parents had no idea because they assumed that such large companies that produce these products would be following safety protocols and knew what they were selling. The crew followed a bunch of addresses to where Ardene is making their jewelry and it led them to a basement rented place in a residential neighborhood in China. Not only that, but the people working in this underground company knew the risks of Cadmium, but those workers needed a job and the money to support their family despite the risk they were taking. Then, when the crew tried to speak with the company CEO/ manager they had thrown them out of the building. Most teens and preteens are unaware of these risks when buying these products.
In the UK shops are set to reopen on June 15th, and like a lot of us, I am desperate to piece myself back together, the urge to run to shops to buy fast fashion, hair dye, and buy the things that make me feel like me is strong. But then I started to think about how much of my identity is different, cue The Internal Shift.