About ClassECO: sustainable fashion blog
Project 2017-11-24 15:49:26 +1300
After watching the eye-opening documentary, 'The True Cost' by filmmaker Andrew Morgan, I was inspired to start this blog with the hope of creating more awareness and publicity around sustainable and ethical fashion. Fast fashion is a monster industry that takes advantage of impoverished, underpaid workers, who work for long hours under inhumane conditions in sweatshops. To me, it is a form of modern slavery. Many of the countries that make our clothing do not have basic human rights, and has allowed factory owners to take advantage of their workers. This is how large fashion chain stores are able to sell their t-shirts for the unreasonable price of $5 on sale, while still making a large profit.
Not only does fast fashion abuse poor laborers, it is damaging our planet with toxic chemicals and waste. You have probably already heard of the damage that is being done to our ecosystems because of the pesticides used to grow inorganic cotton. Did you know the treatment and production of wearable leather releases deadly chemical waste into the ocean and sometimes into the primary water supplies of rural villages? When our clothing items become out-dated, we give it away to a charity or we simply throw it out. Eventually though, all our clothing we no longer want becomes part of a dump. There are huge clothing mountains in landfills these days and most clothing textiles are non biodegradable.
We must realize that as consumers, we have a choice to support businesses that empower their workers and minimize their profits because they care about our planet and the lives of our fellow humans living on it. Mindful consuming means that we think about the impact of our purchases on the world we live, and this has been made more possible now than ever before. We must know that the shoes we just bought is directly linked to the lives of the workers who made it. We must know that this new pair of jeans has had a direct impact on our environment. We are responsible and now we have the power to help. I think if ethical fashion becomes trendy, it could change the world. Giving in to fast fashion should become just as taboo as smoking.
Through this crowd funding fundraser I want to raise enough money to launch my website. I have so far created a beautiful website that you can look at: https://dantefouche.wixsite.com/classecofashion, so far I have written 3 articles and plan on writing 3 more before the launch!
My goal is one day to turn ClassECO into a fashion and lifestyle magazine. Like an ethical VOGUE. I welcome any support and business ideas including advertising offers from sustainable fashion and beauty brands and free article features for fellow ethical lifestyle bloggers and writers.
Thank you for your support! -Dante Fouche
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The People Behind ClassECO: sustainable fashion blog
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Christel Fouche2017-11-28 13:38:27 +1300
Christel Fouche has pledged on 2 campaigns
“Let us end sweatshops. Let us give children the opportunity to be children again and change the future. Children are our future.”
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