It's so easy to feel powerless when examining an issue that involves millions of people all over the world. But the fashion industry is known for its creativity and dynamism, and as consumers are being clued into what is masked by fashion's glamorous facade, change on a global scale is being demanded. And this, to me, is a cause worthy of being part of.
Business year 2 is coming to a close. I want to reflect on a year of growth and accomplishment, but that wouldn't feel very truthful. It was another really challenging year, with a few positive moments that seemed to show up just in the knick of time.
Fashion Revolutionis not one person. It is many of us - designers, educators, writers, business leaders, policy makers, brands, retailers, makers, buyers, fashion lovers and more - who put our mouths and our money into a different kind of fashion industry. One that values people and our earth at every point in the supply chain. It isn't a trend, it's a new way to do business that is continuing to grow and is getting increasingly difficult to ignore.