What are you wearing today? Chances are, your garments are more well-traveled than you are. These days, a single outfit could come from more countries than you'd visit in a whirlwind global cruise. Perhaps the cotton in your jeans was grown in Egypt, spun in India and colored with dyes made in China, then sewn and embellished in Thailand before it was shipped to the United States, England or Canada to be displayed and sold.
Where did your clothes come from? Who touched them along the way? How did the making and marketing of your garments affect the people and places that brought them to you? What were the influences and inspirations for the clothing—art, culture, animals, nature? These are questions we think everyone should be asking—and talking about with their kids.
The fashion industry is one of the most complex industries to understand and yet it has the potential to impact on so many levels—social, environmental and good for the world. There are those who bemoan its global nature. It is true that when clothes are produced without conscience, people suffer, and our rivers and waters are polluted—it's easier to ignore when it's not in our own backyard.
But we believe that in this age of instant communication, the entire planet is our backyard, and that we can conduct business in a way that supports everybody in it, so that everyone comes out ahead.
Together, We’re Wearin’ the World™!
What questions do you ask about your clothing?