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Fashion Reimagined: A Personal Perspective

Dear Earth,

How do I love you and fashion simultaneously?

It was 2019 when Emmanuel Macron tweeted, “Our house is burning, literally.” There I was with my reusable water bottle, cloth grocery bags, wearing my Vejas and sporting an ankle-length polyester puffer… doing my part to reduce my impact. But, unbeknownst to me, I was simultaneously a walking billboard for fashion’s addiction to fossil fuel-derived synthetics.

With a background in science and having taught climate change for close to a decade, even I was naïve to the impact of my consumption habits. Walking the line between fashion and sustainability, I suddenly found myself dangerously close to hypocrisy.