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On the principles of Slow Fashion

Fashion operates under a system governed by time.  The time it takes for the cotton plant to yield its fibre; the time designers spend developing an idea from concept to product in a continuous cycle of seasons; the time a sewer takes to complete a seam on a factory floor; the time a garment is worn; the time that lapses for it to decompose when disposed of. Slow fashion aims to reveal these relationships of provenance, process, and product by holistically and critically looking at the life cycle of a garment to explore the following concepts: -Consider the strain the industry has on the planet’s finite resources and device systems and practices that follow natural paces of growth, reduce waste, are...

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