I believe that our generation will be the most well-documented generation of all time.
Everywhere you go, you see people with cell phones taking pictures.
People take pictures of everything, not to mention video. It’s amazing how everyone now aspires to being a movie star.
The Me Generation.
It’s not bad to be self-conscious. Like it or not, you will be in somebody’s photo whether you want to be or not. It’s just dumb how people indiscriminately take photos of everything.
There’s very little that is secret nowadays with cameras and video.
If you would like to see inside the Vatican or you would like to see inside somebody’s garage, you could probably find a way.
Signs that say no video photography or no camera photography are ignored.
From movie theaters, to the live theaters on Broadway, to the great concert halls around the world, people in charge have a hard time preventing audience members or others from taking photos or video.
Documentation for representation.
The paper trail is getting smaller. They have stopped automatically giving paper receipts at the liquor store or at the grocery store in my town. Everything is going electronic, at least that’s the way it seems nowadays. Even plastic, aka credit cards instead of currency is becoming more common. I saw someone pull out his checkbook this morning and I thought, Dark Ages! LOL!
You may love to shop. You may feel good after you buy an item or two that you love! Just like a drug or a drink, there is a high after you buy.
Especially if you live in the Western world, you can’t escape fashion. It’s everywhere!
You look good, you feel good, right?
The words fast fashion have a negative connotation. It means you consume cheap trendy goods to dispose of them quickly because they don’t last.
Why waste your money?
You may buy a top for $3 made in India or Vietnam or any other place, but the lack of durability and value is the basis of fast fashion. The low-cost is really a high price when you consider the lack of biodegradability of the fabric.
What was the provenance of the top you bought?
The origin of your new top may belie a horrible history in it’s creation, especially if it’s made by underpaid, uninsured workers.
Once you’ve used your purchase to your delight and have consumed it’s considered worth, what will happen to your used-up cast-off?
The top may perhaps be made of a fabric that lacks the ability to disintegrate into the earth, and will only wind up burned or buried under the ground. Fast fashion pollutes.
It’s excellent to look good. It’s excellent to shop thrift stores as well. It’s best if you look for good quality first, low price second.
Recycle your clothes, instead of throwing them into the landfill. Donate them to others. Let them be recycled or upcycled!
When you buy, consider avoiding acrylic and highly-flammable petrochemical-based fabrics, such as 100% polyester and go for biodegradable textiles such as wool, silk and cotton.
However, don’t always consider cotton to be the best, if it pollutes and drains earth’s natural resources, in order to ensure production.
Just like you find out where your food comes from, find out where your garb comes from.
Make sure that it’s not being made by exploited workers paid slave wages.
In order to keep everyone up to standard there has to be more transparency in the fashion industry.
If your favorite brand won’t tell you where your clothes originate from or what is in them, skip the brand and shop local.
There are companies in the world that will tell you where they harvest their textiles and how they make their products.
Find out how earth-friendly they are, and not only will you be better off, the whole world will benefit now and in the future.
Plus, you’ll be able to wear your fashion with confidence. Then like a good citizen of this planet you will really be in fashion!