We already know the facts. The apparel and garment industry is the second most polluting in the world after the oil industry and yet, there is not much recognition for sustainable fashion. It is not seen as sexy, but rather many people have the impression that all of it is made out of baggy jute and has a sack-like silhouette that doesn’t do anything for the figure. Today, the world’s leading designers such as Louis Vuitton, Stella McCartney, and even designers in India beg to differ.
It was recently announced that GreenStitched.com, a blog dedicated to sustainable fashion, and NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology) in Bengaluru would be organizing and hosting a one day long film festival on the 18th of February that focused on various topics within the sustainable fashion industry such as cotton, design, fast fashion, and waste. The free event mainly screened impact-full documentaries about the movement and included titles such as Fair trade: The First Step, For the Love of Fashion, From Seed to Stitch, Front line Fashion, Seeds of Freedom, The Next Black, The True Cost, Unravel, and Waves of Maheshwar.
Not only do these films promote sustainable fashion, but they highlight many of the social issues caused by the apparel industry and the people that are looking to make a long-lasting change for the future. Seams for Dreams looks forward to collaborating with organizations such as Green Stitched that are doing lovely work for awareness in the sustainable fashion industry in India.