Monday, April 30, 2018

Slow Made Revolution

Did you catch all of the amazing posts on social media about Fashion Revolution week last week? There's over 30k in posts on Instagram right now under #fashionrevolutionweek alone! Wow! What a global movement we have happening right now!


It's so inspiring to see SO many home grown businesses, designers, makers, up-cyclers and creative’s creating this amazing dialogue surrounding topics about sustainable choices, the slow made culture and ethically made fashion.

Now in the 5th year running, we were more than happy to take part in the campaign this past week throwing in a few posts of our small (but fierce) team

This morning I woke up to the most amazing thank you email from the team at Fashion Revolution Week and I wanted to share their words because to be quite honest I don't think there's any way for me to paraphrase this movement any better...

"It is because of your voice, persistence and continued support that we have grown to become the biggest fashion activism movement on the planet. We are stronger when we speak and work together. Thank you so much! Please keep walking alongside us on the journey towards a fair, clean, safe and more beautiful fashion industry."

We are proud that Fashion Revolution Week highlights the processes and celebrates the makers behind our clothing, those who are so often invisible and marginalized.

We are proud that Fashion Revolution Week also showcases the young designers who are starting their journey with innovation and sincerity at the heart of their businesses and celebrates the trailblazers who are using their power to change the fashion industry from the inside. 

It is a Fashion Week that values brands for their openness and not their mystery, that calls for permanent legislation and not just passing trends, and that encourages people to fall back in love with the clothes they already own rather than sells the latest styles.
Thank you for supporting us on social media, for asking #WhoMadeMyClothes, for responding with #IMadeYourClothes and for taking part in one or more of the well over 1,000 events that were held globally this week alone.

To carry the conversation a bit further we had the opportunity to talk with Andrea Beca this morning, in our creative studio, on her pod cast "That's So Maven".
We chatted about topics surrounding slow made culture the slow fashion movement, sustainability, being an entrepreneur and long time boss lady, feelings on soon to be motherhood + everything in between. 

Super cool that she chose us to be her very first Vancouver interviewee too!
Catch the segment on her web page coming soon also check out her Instagram page for some very inspiring stories @yegmavens 

I'll sign off this month's blog post by saying that one resounding message I kept hearing through the last week's dialogue was the feeling of overwhelm many of us feel when it comes to making empowered choices for a more sustainable lifestyle. 

Keep in mind there are so many different ways to create change. The most important thing to keep in mind is keep learning and keep trying and keep sharing until sustainable choices become second nature. Starting with saying no to that plastic bag at the grocery store, bring your own portable food + drink containers, shop local as much a possible and consider sourcing vintage, second hand or gently loved items. Repair items as apposed to throwing them away or pass them on! 
Together we can all be apart of the change we wish to see for a healthier more positive future.

Much love,

Team Adhesif