|Posted on December 12, 2016 at 3:10 PM|
Posted on September 5, 2016 at 2:00 PM
Today, let's focus on the labor of sewing as today's topic for National Sewing Month. I am very glad that we live a country where there are labor laws to protect its citizen's. However, not everyone is as fortunate as we are. Labor laws can increase cost that the average consumer is not willing to pay. Perhaps that is another reason we export our sewing labor because we in the West have an insatuable appetite for fast, inexpensive fashion...but it is at a great cost to human labor, our economy and the global environmental cost. Watch this video about the high cost of cheap clothing:
As stated in this video, "We are the only ones that can make a real difference" by becoming conscientious consumers.
My personal goal is to teach young people (or adults) how to make a difference by learning how to sew and design in a sustainable way. More on that later...