Sustainable Fashion + Storytelling: A Bead & Reel Collaboration
One of the challenges in creating a more mindful fashion industry is that a lot of common terms, ideas, and words don’t always have a clear or unified definition from person to person and brand to brand. This ends up being confusing for everyone involved from companies to consumers so I decided to bring together voices and styles from members in the Bead & Reel Network to take a deeper look into some of the more complex issues in fashion.
I invited Network content creators and brands to participate, and this week we’ve joined together with Liz Alig to feature the Louissa dress, which is made from recycled flour sacks and sewn by female tailors in Ghana. With slow fashion, part of what we connect with is not only the garment itself but the stories behind it: about the brand, the makers, the fabric, the style, and the reasons why we buy and wear what we do.
So I asked: What stories are most important to you in choosing what to wear?
A NOTE ON ETHICS IN WRITING
All writers were gifted an item by Liz Alig and all opinions are their own. Affiliate links are used in this story.