We are indebted to our umbrella organization, Fibershed, who inspire us to practise sustainability with every clothing decision we make.
Their website describes the Fast Track to Slow Fashion, which we encourage to read. On that page you will find the Fibershed Clothing Guide: A Menu of Actions and Options, which you can download here.
And to learn about all aspects of sustainable fashion, we highly recommend “Conscious Chatter,” a series of podcasts by a dedicated individual named Kestrel.
Mending was on the road to becoming a lost art, but thanks to growing awareness about the negative effects of “fast fashion,” more and more people are learning ways to make their clothing last longer.
We have frequent mending get-togethers, and we are joining with the Gibsons Repair Café (the last Saturday of each month) in recognition that tending to our wardrobes helps to reduce textile waste and keep non-compostable fabrics out of our landfills. Join us at the Gibsons Public Market (473 Gower Point Road, 1:00 to 3:00 pm) and bring a garment that needs patching or mending!