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Postcards from my time in India, meeting the ladies I am working with, creating connections and relationships, and experiencing Indian culture.... 'I want them to think of our working relationship as a partnership rather than me dictating everything. I want them to know that I value their thoughts and ideas, I want them to feel empowered, and be proud of themselves.'
In starting my search for artisans, I knew that I wanted the brand to be kept as it is, with a focus on slowly made products, heirloom pieces crafted from natural fibres, but I also knew that I had a desire in me to want to be able to help and support other women to fulfil their ambitions. My search has taken me across the globe, I have made contact with various groups and co-operatives worldwide. I
‘The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.’ I believe that if we all act more consciously in our decisions we can effect change both to the planet and to individuals and communities lives.
..there is also a movement towards greater transparency within the clothing chain, and a demand for fashion to be produced in a more ethical way. In response to this tragedy, Fashion Revolution was started, it exists to ensure that no tragedy of this magnitude will ever take place again.
The one thing that we can all do, even in isolation is to use our voices to demand a new way forward. Start conversations, raise awareness, share your thoughts and get involved. I thought I would take this opportunity to share some easy ideas for celebrating Earth Day and showing planet Earth that we love her.