An important message today 🌻 Btw, this luscious kantha is from a cherished source. Aindrila offers the choicest slow jewelry, artisanal handlooms & textiles that I wouldn't even know exist had it not been for her. These looks for #KanthaKatha
The other picture, is my message. Being in Indianwear everyday is never the only way. There's many excuses to not choose sustainable fashion - differing worldwide. In India, sustainable choices are child's play bec we're abundant in organic handicrafts + textiles that are easily accessible. The world admires from afar and affords rarely, we are spoilt with choices. Here come the ageist - and often silly - stereotypes about supporting sustainable. Most Indian women think - "Sustainable means I have to do a kurta or saree. Not sexy. I'll look like an aunty (older/ matronly)" - and continue to flock to fast fashion brands that are, ironically, exploiting workers in India and Bangladesh every moment of every day. Like you, @hm.
I need to tell you, this is a dysfunctional mindset. There's way, way, way more to sustainability than a saree or bindi. I'm nobody to tell you what to like, if indian isn't your game, so be it! What I'm wearing? A secondhand shirt, a secondhand skirt, vegan loafers that only resemble leather, earrings + vegan tote that I've used lovingly for six years. Sustainable is caring about your consumer impact, the pollution you cause, the carbon footprint of your shopping. There isn't any PLANET B. Be conscious, avoid brands that exploit humans, dont kill animals for your fashion or cosmetics, dont buy shit you dont need because it was on sale and discard four weeks later. Buy timeless over trends. Make things last. A circular ecosystem instead of a consume-discard dead end. Sustainability is everybody's concern. It isn't just for those of us who like sarees or dress Indian. THINK - What are my purchases causing? If you don't like indianwear, thats totally cool. But Im sorry this isn't an excuse to be a toxic consumer supporting toxic brands and contributing to the downfall of our planet! 🌍 Wake up, get your research on.