In June, Remake Our World, a non-profit organisation promoting conscious and ethical fashion consumption, created a pledge for people to sign, which would commit them to buying no new clothes for 90 days. By the petition’s end, 1, 297 people had successfully completed it, with the benefits extending far beyond the individual; over 26,000 pounds of garment waste was prevented from reaching landfill, while over 18 million gallons of water was saved.
While Covid-19 has changed how we live, and it has affected the general running of hospitals and plunged them under pressure, children are still waiting and their condition has not gone away at the foot of a global infection. Mountains have been moved over the course of this pandemic, this should be one of those mountains.
The faces behind the fashion are Irish women who have leveraged conversations around mental health, fashion and sustainability. From women such as Roz Purcell, Louise McSharry, Dr Doireann O’Leary and IamIrish founder Lorraine Maher, each woman has a positive, powerful contribution to make that extends far beyond a piece of clothing.