As part of this year’s Fashion Revolution Week, ZJZW held a Mending Lab hosted by Junket in Minneapolis. Partnering with Junket, the UMN College of Design, and Conscious Collective, ZJZWers came together for a hands-on demonstration on how to extend the life of our clothing items through stitching and patchwork!
Fashion Revolution Week is an annual campaign marking the anniversary of the devastating Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, which killed 1,134 garment workers. The movement takes place to honor these lives lost, encourage us to ask #WhoMadeMyClothes, and to demand accountability & transparency from the fashion industry.
Being thoughtful about the clothing we buy & how we care for them is also an important component of moving towards zero waste! Not only does the fast fashion industry generally engage in unethical practices, they also produce mass amounts of textile waste. Inexpensive, low-quality clothing are made to be worn for a short period of time & are eventually disposed of in landfills. They don’t compost or degrade naturally, ultimately contributing to greenhouse gas methane levels.