These garments signify the culmination of my project.

They are minimalistic designs using handmade textiles, natural dyes and organic or recycled, deadstock fabrics.

The materials and processes used to create each garment were carefully selected to bring awareness to the wearer of the social, environmental and economic challenges within the fashion industry.

Clothing can be a celebration of our connectedness to the environment, to each other and to our selves. The popularity of the slow fashion movement has shown that consumers appreciate knowing the story behind their products. When products are created by hand and the quality of the materials is high, it is reflected in the price tag. Most people value their more expensive items, treating them with care to preserve their longevity, transforming them into heirlooms to be passed on to another generations.

Disclosing information about the materials and processes used to create these garments will promote understanding of products’ origins and production. Whether the garments are local, recycled, non-toxic, all natural, artisan quality or economical, this awareness helps the consumer to develop stronger connections with to the things he/she owns.

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One response to “These garments signify the culmination of my project.

  1. Mary-
    I agree with your statement about how slow fashion has shown us that people respond to “stories’ or narratives behind the garments they purchase. This is true, and full disclosure or transparency is key to educating people about what they are investing in. I am wondering how you plan to implement this idea when you market your products.
    L

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