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It’s Not Easy Being Green: Let’s Not Gatekeep Sustainable Fashion

by Sharon Tang

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“Intersectionality needs to be at the forefront of the sustainability movement. The “modern” sustainability movement has become whitewashed. Black and brown communities have been shopping second-hand for decades and were treated negatively because of it. However, now that thrifting is considered “cool” due to white influencers promoting it and “dispelling the stigma,” many who frowned upon the practice now flaunt their $2.99 vintage jeans. Many of the most sustainable procedures come from Native American and Asian Pacific Islander traditions, but they are ignored in favor of more prettily packaged mainstream, white-dominated alternatives. This environment marginalizes many BIPOC women who are looking to have a greener footprint.”

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Creator:

Sharon Tang

Linked to:

Forbes

Year:

2020

Language:

English

Tagged:

Consumerism, Fast fashion, Sustainability