After the success of the Women’s March in the USA last January 21, 2017 and in numerous cities and locations all over the world, the whole team of Seams for Dreams is one with all the women in the world in fighting for rights and voicing out each one’s opinions to live equally with all.
We have featured here previously Stella McCartney, one of the many inspiring women promoting sustainable and ethical fashion here on our website and this time around, we gathered and reflected on a short list of amazing women based all over the world that has continued to inspire us in continuing our mission in clothing the majority of people in need in India.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has voted for environmentally friendly fashion and with her lifestyle company Goop, she has collaborated with Amour Vert to create a collection of eco-friendly shirts made from organic fabrics, silk dyed and printed with low impact dyes. The shirts also promote sustainable practices with one tree to be planted in the Tahoe National Forest for every shirt sold. Paltrow has also partnered with Ecoalf before and produced other eco-friendly fashion lines.
A fan of ethical fashion, the actress Olivia Wilde has teamed up with H&M on their Conscious Exclusive 2015 Collection to promote their eco-friendly line. This particular collection used recycled polyester and organic cotton and silk. For Wilde, sustainable fashion means that ethical decisions are taken at every stage of production. Garments are made from more sustainable fabrics, whether that means they are recycled from organically grown fibers or made from more sustainable materials like Tencel, which is made from the cellulose found in wood pulp. Wilde is also one of the cofounders of the online marketplace Conscious Commerce that shows sustainable fashion can also be chic and stylish at the same time.
Actress Rosario Dawson created Studio 189, a company that implements social change and eco-friendly practices through fashion, creating opportunities for empowerment, education and employment of local communities and artisans. They have an online shop that serves as a platform to sell hand-dyed fashion clothing made by locals and communities in West Africa. Dawson highlights that working and helping each other is the whole basis of their clothing line and products.
Christy Turlington Burns
Christy Turlington Burns, former supermodel and now a major influencer for social community issues, created a series of episodes called ‘Threading: Driving Fashion Forward’ to raise awareness about hundreds of garment workers that need fair wages and basic human rights privileges. Turlington has highlighted that in developing countries, garment workers are young children who work up to 16 hour shifts sometimes 7 days a week, and earn less than 30 cents
an hour which is
unacceptable and change should happen to uplift the lives of many communities in poor cities and villages around the world.
These are just some of the many women in the film and fashion industry that we admire who, like SFD Founder and Fashion Philanthropist, Evelyn Sharma, is changing the way we view fashion through promotion of sustainable practices and usage of ecological fabrics and materials. We are all the more inspired in continuing the mission of clothing 100,000 people in India, one layer at a time, knowing that we are not alone in the fashion revolution that is happening globally, giving light to many people all around the world.