Fashion and the challenge of choices

Visited the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Fashioned from Nature.

Jean Paul Gaultier dress

Dress by Jean Paul Gaultier

Great exhibition which considered the impact of industrialised fashion on the environment, animals and humans.

V&A Cotton label; cotton picking in Savannah, USA 1890; cotton bolls and dress.

I’m not one for digital interactives on the whole. Usually too broken, too slow, too boring. But the elegant and simple Fashion Futures 2030 struck a chord.

You have to swipe through a few questions about how you’d live your fashion life in 2030.

Mine came out Safety Race even though I thought I’d made ethical choices 🤨.

Left: my result. Right: the world I’d prefer.

It demonstrated the need for a strategic approach rather then cherry-picking the things you like the sound of. Which I think is what most of us do when it comes to sustainability.

Lesson learned. We’d better aim for Living with Less or we’re all screwed.

About rachelcockett

Art heritage museums weird stuff. Fundraiser and donor. Equity. Acting to level the playing field.
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