The 8th of August marked my 29th year around the sun, and also the start of a new social experiment. After researching, interviewing, editing, and writing about fast fashion for my Central Saint Martins, University of The Arts London and Birkbeck, University of London MBA thesis, I've decided to try to go 365 days without purchasing any articles of clothing, accessories, or shoes.
In the event that I must purchase something, I will practice my due diligence to support companies that abide by sustainable practices (both in terms of social and environmental consciousness).
My gift to everyone on my birthday is a link to my thesis, where you can read more about how funding the fashion industry is essentially funding the destruction of our planet. I know it's a long read, but I can assure you it's well worth your time! >> https://lnkd.in/gTDUg_K
I also ask that you please share this article with your family and friends to increase awareness on an issue near and dear to my heart and that you re-examine your own relationship with unsustainable consumption.
Sydney Meredith, Operations Advisor at G20 Saudi Secretariat