Although I’m primarily writing about fast fashion and the importance of slow fashion, thishad me thinking about how generally in life we all could probablydo with taking a moment to breathe,gather our thoughts and really appreciate our surroundings. So, when thinking about what to title this journal entry, ‘we allneed to slow down’ really came to mind.
Maybe you have a garden that you love to sit in, a favourite walk or a park you love to visit? Maybe your home is justyour temple,but regardless always try your best to find a moment to have time for yourself. Meditation, yoga, reading a book or watching your favourite film; do it for you, slow down and spend some time on yourself.
Growing up, we werenotwell off by any means,but ourmum never saw me, or my brothers go without. Ever. But that meant thatfrom a very young age I learntthe value of money.I worked paper rounds every morning, after school and then took on shifts at our local ‘sweet shop’; allwhilst stillat school, even when my friends didn’t earn money. Mybrothersand I always had jobs as we liked earning. We enjoyed saving up ourselvesfor what we wanted, never expecting (or wanting)our mum to buy us everything; because we respected that she had single handily brought us up and always gave us the best to what she could.
To this day, I hold true to these same values.
Earning meant I could save up until I had enough for the dress I had seen or the extra pair of trainers I liked. It was super exciting once I had enough to go and get what I had saved up for, butnever thinking about the effects fashion had on someoneelse,somewheredistant and far from us around the globe. It was never even a passing thought.
Like most, I assumed no wrong doings could ever be brought on from someone making the clothes or shoes thatI wore.In fact, I didn’t think about where my clothes come from until I hit my thirties; that’s a hell of a long time of being completely and utterlyobliviousand ignorant to the problem of fast fashion and all that comes with it.
So I’ll gather up a few facts andsee you in part two, and let’s seeif youalso havebeen unaware of what goes on in the world of fastfashion.
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