I just watched a documentary called The True Cost (on Netflix!) last week and it was heartbreaking. I already have conflicted feelings with the fashion industry, especially in the United States, and this film confirmed all of my suspicions. It touches on a lot of important subjects like the environmental impact on both ends from production to landfills, the social side about how the people that make your clothes are treated and lastly to a larger picture of consumption in America. This year I have purchased very few pieces of clothing, most of them vintage / thrifted and a few things from Everlane.
My current list of retailers doing it differently is quite small:
- Elizabeth Suzann
I am hoping to see more of these ethically minded companies pop up over the next few years. In the meantime, I will keep combing my favorite thrift stores.