Fashion Revolution Week highlights the effects of fast fashion 

The largest fashion activism movement in the world comes together this week until the 24th April as ‘Fashion Revolution’ to highlight transparency and the effects of fast fashion in the industry.

The theme for this year’s Fashion Revolution Week is MONEY, FASHION, POWER.

Bib brands and retailers produce too much too fast and manipulate us into a cycle of toxic overconsumption with fashion trends forever changing.

The majority of people who make our clothes are not paid enough to meet their basic human needs, and we have been feeling the impacts of the climate crisis which the fashion industry fuels.

Further Doings Studio based in Grey Lynn is representing Fashion Revolution at their retail space as a collaboration with several local creators: Louise Sly from Sly and Company clothing, Emily Mahy from MAHY leather bags, Susie Cropper from Amulet Jewellery, Lily Weeds from Lil Ceramics and Amanda Kemp from Uku Design.

Together this team of makers and creators is setting the scene to focus on quality vintage and remade clothing, tote bags and jewellery from 19th April to 16th May 2022.

Louise Sly brought the idea to the studio to support this global movement. 

Louise Sly

Her business focuses on upcycling vintage clothing and repurposing good quality fabrics which she has sourced from charity stores. 

She has a multitude of design and making skills from knitting to screen printing and sewing. 

Having previously worked in the production team at World Brand NZ as well as managing charity stores, she is passionate about good design and honouring the creative process in New Zealand.

“I like using recycled materials as a way of restricting my design brief in a sustainable, exclusive way. There’s so much waste in the world, let’s use what already exists, there’s an abundance of great quality used garments out there to be refashioned and bought back to life in a new way.” Sly says.

Sly’s stats the reason why she wants to take part in Fashion Revolution is because of all the waste and pollution from the fashion industry and the unfair pay and working conditions for many workers.

The other collaborators will be making and providing recycled accessories in support of the global movement.

Cropper will be providing a series of colourful boho inspired jewels made from recycled beads and findings. 

Mahy has designed and made a range of tote bags made from leather remnants and canvas – perfectly sustainable.

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