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Without artistic records from the past, we would not know how industrialization has removed the connection of 'making' from the original processing of raw materials and satisfaction of creating.

Post industrial society often views artisan work as too simple to make a career from. Creative people think differently. These days a hand crafter, especially women with young children, can mix artisan work with other interests, and many creatives make a great effort to work for themselves in this way, when they have no wish to use their energy to support someone else's business endeavour in which they would only be menial low paid employee.

Instead of importing cheap goods from a country with a much lower living costs than the western world, all the women with young children could be meaningfully employed in craft works rather than separating themselves from the children while they go to work in a job!

That is the reason I decided to work for myself in order to stay close to my children.

The work paradigm for women could change if globalization diminished. Countries allowing such trade, have not considered their own population, and how it would deplete the ability of artisans and crafts people.

The fashion industry has exploited this position for a long time; making profits for owners and middle men who do not 'do' any of the making: manufacturing abroad, to provide cheap clothes at home, whilst also exploiting the worker nation's own population in the rush to manufacture as quickly and cheaply as possible.

China has suicide nets around factory buildings.
India's rivers run coloured from industrial die and chemical waste, poisoning local children.

It is natural to satisfy the natural desire to 'dress'; in all cultures, body adornment is one of the most cross-cultural visible representations of humanity.

This desire is best appreciated when the origins of materials and connection with the maker of clothes is known and understood, in a way which gives meaning to the clothes, that appreciates the essence of inspiration behind them.

#Spinning #Crafts #Handmade #Homespun #EthicalFashion #SlowFashion
Artist : Morgan Weistling , American 
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'Purple Electric' dress in silk, printed cotton, printed linen ~ asymetrical design ~ loose fit. One-off in secure Shamanic Nights shop http://shamanicnights.com/purple%20electric%20dress/purple%20electric.html

#UpcycledFabric #HandMade #PatchworkDress #EthicalFashion
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End of the week of #FashionRevolution
@Fash_Rev Twitter to see their posts about Fashion revolution Week 24th -30th April.


The True Cost - Film trailer about the fashion industry (2016)
Buy film for $9.99 https://truecostmovie.com/watch/the-true-cost

This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make those clothes and the impact it’s having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking new documentary film that pulls back the curtain on an untold story and asks us each to consider, who pays the price for our clothing?

Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth, Vandana Shiva and many more. This unprecedented project invites us all on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.

http://www.marieclaire.co.za/fashion/film-review-true-cost

#FashionRevolution #WhoMadeYourClothes 

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The True Cost - Film trailer about the fashion industry (2016)
Buy film for $9.99 https://truecostmovie.com/watch/the-true-cost

This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make those clothes and the impact it’s having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking new documentary film that pulls back the curtain on an untold story and asks us each to consider, who pays the price for our clothing?

Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth, Vandana Shiva and many more. This unprecedented project invites us all on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.

http://www.marieclaire.co.za/fashion/film-review-true-cost

#FashionRevolution #WhoMadeYourClothes 

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Fashion Revolution http://fashionrevolution.org/ have produced a downloadable booklet showing brands' performance with ethical and sustainable criteria.
https://issuu.com/fashionrevolution/docs/fr_fashiontransparencyindex2017?e=25766662/47726047

Many brands achieve less than 10% ethical criteria, and no brands score over 50%.

#EthicalFashion #SlowFashion #GoTransparent

Image from Fashion Revolution PDF book.
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Recycling fabrics into patchwork bandeau topped dress.
#FashionRevolution week. Find original clothes to love and keep. Saving landfill.

ONE original ONLY available.
http://shamanicnights.com/butterfly%20black%20lace/butterflies%20and%20black%20lace%20love%20never%20dies%20patchwork%20dress.html
#Recycledfabrics #EthicalFashion #Patchwork

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First #Fash_Rev day 2014 video promoting #WhoMadeYourClothes .
The SAME applies now. Think about who made your clothes - their working conditions and how ethical the fashion manufacturer is...
Page 21 of the 2017 Fashion Revolution Transparency Index study gives scores to brands:

https://issuu.com/fashionrevolution/docs/fr_fashiontransparencyindex2017?e=25766662/47726047

#EthicalFashion #WhoMadeYourClothes 

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First #Fash_Rev day 2014 video promoting #WhoMadeYourClothes .
The SAME applies now. Think about who made your clothes - their working conditions and how ethical the fashion manufacturer is...
Page 21 of the 2017 Fashion Revolution Transparency Index study gives scores to brands:

https://issuu.com/fashionrevolution/docs/fr_fashiontransparencyindex2017?e=25766662/47726047

#EthicalFashion #WhoMadeYourClothes 

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Fashion supply chains still not transparent enough

+Fashion Revolution said the fact that none of the companies scored more than 50% shows there is still a long way to go before brands are truly transparent.

UK-based not-for-profit organization Fashion Revolution’s second annual Fashion Transparency Index ranks how much information 100 of the biggest global fashion companies publish about their social and environmental policies, practices and impact.

The report was published today (24th April) to mark the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh, when 1,135 garment workers were killed.

The average score achieved was 49 out of 250. Adidas and Reebok achieved the highest score of 121.5 out of 250, followed by Marks & Spencer with 120 points and H&M with 119.5 points.

#FashionRevolution #WhoMadeYourClothes #EthicalFashion

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Fashion supply chains still not transparent enough

+Fashion Revolution said the fact that none of the companies scored more than 50% shows there is still a long way to go before brands are truly transparent.

UK-based not-for-profit organization Fashion Revolution’s second annual Fashion Transparency Index ranks how much information 100 of the biggest global fashion companies publish about their social and environmental policies, practices and impact.

The report was published today (24th April) to mark the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh, when 1,135 garment workers were killed.

The average score achieved was 49 out of 250. Adidas and Reebok achieved the highest score of 121.5 out of 250, followed by Marks & Spencer with 120 points and H&M with 119.5 points.

#FashionRevolution #WhoMadeYourClothes #EthicalFashion
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