Fashion Revolution Zine
Recently we have been enjoying the latest addition to our (re)vision reading list, which is Issue 02 of the limited edition zine produced by Fashion Revolution. Fashion Revolution is the world’s largest fashion activism movement that pushes for greater transparency through investigative research, inspiring informative content and creative events. You may know them through their campaigns #whomademyclothes #imadeyourclothes (which we at (re)vision society have contributed to in the past), that see consumers posing this important question and brands and retailers sharing the people and their stories in their supply chain, helping to transform the industry by demonstrating transparency.
This issue, titled Loved Clothes Last explores the issue of waste and mass-consumption in the fashion industry and aims to inspire us to buy less, care more, and know how to make the clothes we love last for longer.
We loved reading the article How Fashion Is Wasted by Alden Wicker, which highlights the debate on the opposing views of clothing – the old view that clothing is valuable and the new view that it’s cheap and disposable whilst bringing our attention to many of the shocking facts of how wasteful we are as humans.
As well as being informative and educational, the zine offers suggestions and tips as to how we can all make a difference to the issues we face on a societal level in regards to waste and our impact on the environment. Our attention is brought to the beauty of damage and repair through artful photography and highlights on people creating interesting projects such as Amy Twigger Holroyd and her Reknit project which re-configures existing knitwear into new possibilities.
We also recommend watching this beautiful short film they produced which looks at mass production, consumerism and the tragedy of modern-day landfills, to remind us that small individual actions can have a lasting effect. Directed by Balthazar Klarwein, produced by Feel Films, and starring Angelina Jesson.
Loved Clothes Last can be purchased directly from Fashion Revolution here