I’m thrilled to say that I’m a card carrying member of the West Coast Chapter of the Fashion Revolution Group. Fashion Revolution is an international group started in London who’s mission is to raise awareness around the human cost of fast fashion. Fashion Revolution falls on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse where over 1,000 apparel industry workers died in Bangladesh. They pose the question "Who Made My Clothes?" to put a face to the garment.
But what can we do as individuals to stand up against the human cost and waste of fast fashion? Instead of throwing out old clothes, think about repurposing or "upcycling" them. Read why Upcycling is better than recycling here. It's a great way to make a stand against fast fashion and hyper-consumerism, and anyway, you know the shirt fits because you had it in your closet!
This weekend I’m upcycling my shirt by overdyeing it using indigo and shibori techniques. Indigo is one of my favorite dyes to work with. I get a deeper color by dipping in the vat several times and letting it oxidize. Check back for "before" and "after" photos and video.