It’s important that we are having this conversation with one another. Please share and circulate. This is an amazing episode and it goes into the world of donated clothing and where it actually ends up and who is making a profit out of it.
In episode 5, Kestrel speaks with Elizabeth Cline, author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion in a conversation about textile waste in the fashion industry and how it’s piling up around the world.
In episode 3, Kestrel had the honor of speaking with world renowned river conservationist Mark Angelo and producer Roger Williams. They talk water, denim manufacturing and their upcoming documentary RiverBlue.
“Fast fashion is now a large, sophisticated business fed by a fragmented and relatively low-tech production system. This system has outsize environmental effects: making clothes typically requires using a lot of water and chemicals and emitting significant amounts of greenhouse gases. “
With copying, I can understand how it spreads the style or trend throughout different levels of society and price point. But what are the standards when it comes to copying? And as a designer and brand should you accept it?
For the most part, women sizes 0 to 14 can shop in one kind of store, those sizes 14 to 28 in another, and those over a size 28 are just shit out of luck.
“These days, it appears that the most well-rounded<br>and successful celebrities must also be fashion designers, leveraging their style and public profiles into brisk sales on the department store floor…The question most often asked about “celeb-designed” lines is, Just how much do those celebrities have to do with what shows up on the shelves of the stores bearing their names? Do they simply license out their names and then sit on the sidelines, or are they in the design studio, comparing swatches and picking out colour palettes?”