💌 Welcome to Issue #65 of The Conscious Edit!
As I was reflecting on the news articles I've shared this month, I felt a familiar dichotomy: we are making exciting progress in sustainable fashion. But we are also seeing so many forces pulling the industry in the exact opposite direction.
It's challenging to say if we are moving forward or backwards — it depends on the metrics we're measuring, really. But I think there's an important lesson to take away from the progress we have seen.
📣 Which is: if we want to create a better fashion future, we have to advocate for it.
Now, to be clear: this won't be easy (hardly anything worth it ever is, right?) and I am not saying that the burden should fall squarely on the shoulders of everyday people.
What I am trying to say is that when we come together as citizens (and not just consumers) who care about creating a better fashion future, we can help drive truly transformative change.
The recent introduction of The FABRIC Act — the United States' first national-level fashion bill — is a glimpse into what is possible.
📃 What is The FABRIC Act?
This bill aims to eliminate piece-rate pay in the US garment industry, hold brands and retailers accountable for wage theft and workplace violations, and revitalize local manufacturing.
To learn more about this bill and get involved check out my Instagram post here. And for additional resources, visit thefabricact.org.
More updates and action items are to come! But for now, let's get on to the rest of this week's Conscious Edit...
Founder, Conscious Life & Style