Slow Down Your Design is an initiative to point out the current issues in the industry and the available alternatives among people and fashion consumers.
Slow Down Your Design
When Margaret Mead said: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has,” it is with these words that she highlighted the commitment we hope to cherish. As active citizens, we feel obliged to meet and fulfill the meaning of her quote, and that is to show the solidarity we strongly feel in regard to this kind of operations/activities.
The domino effect is already happening at the moment of writing and creating this idea. Learning about the environmental impact of the fast fashion industry is the first step towards making a change. The more people know about the hazards of fast fashion, the more people will take action. Slow Down Your Design is an initiative to point out the current issues in the industry and the available alternatives among people and fashion consumers. The main step towards it is to make a concrete visible impact through our project and self-made fashion articles for daily use made from already used clothing/technology items and by creating a possible movement and trend in our community and building up a “repair before you replace”- moto among them.
Art is something that lasts, not something that should happen fast. As we all know, the efficiency is hidden in the process of learning and implementing acquired knowledge in order to obtain sustainability in the long run. It is, therefore, much more important to teach your community “how to fish”, instead of providing it with the catch, as it is not a sustainable solution. We hope to arouse the slumbering spirits of the young environmentalists and encourage curious souls to attend our activities. As a crown product, we hope to get a vast network of like-minded supporters for our future projects or steps in the direction of self – employment.
The aim of this solidarity project is increasing social awareness towards fast fashion and importance of the environmental movement, as well as pointing out the hidden pollutants, such as fashion industry, through “how-to” workshops, constructive exchange of opinions, providing people with the necessary insight and raising awareness tools for a better and cleaner planet. As Ernest Hemingway said: “The Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for.”
Let’s try and slow down the pace of fashion!