I've been passionate about fashion ever since I was little—when I was 5, my favorite activity was to dress my dolls in different outfits all day long, and when I was in my teens, I would wait eagerly each month for that copy of Teen Vogue to arrive in my mailbox! It wasn't until learning about the Rana Plaza Garment Factory Collapse that I realized my love of fashion was at odds with my values. Not wanting to give up this love for design and style, I immediately went on a hunt for better fashion brands. Soon, I was introduced to the beautiful world that is ethical fashion, where fashion not only causes less harm but can actually create a positive impact on people and the planet.
This is really the message I hope to spread with my platform, Conscious Life & Style. I want to show that when done in a responsible way, fashion can be an incredible driving force for good in so many ways. Fashion can help preserve traditional art forms that are at risk of being lost due to the prevalence of cheap, mass-produced goods; it can create circular production models that inspire innovation in other product categories; it can help give a second life to old garments (through thrifting) or to waste that would otherwise sit in a landfill (through upcycling); and it can provide fair, living wages to families in marginalized communities around the world.
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