The Fabric Social Journal — eri silk
When we think, read and talk about ethical and sustainable fashion, we tend to think of the current conditions of the garment manufacturing industry; low cost production in developing countries, low wages, minimal or non-existent safety standards and human rights abuses of workers throughout supply chains. These issues are rife, serious and dangerous. And they need to be changed. But issues stem further than the pure manufacture of apparel, footwear and accessories.
If you would have asked me what I knew about textiles one year ago, I would have been able to sum up my knowledge in just a few sentences. A little more than a year on, fabric occupies my every waking moment, and even visits me in my dreams. Fibers, textures, weaves - silks and linens and cotton - the sound of the looms clacking – fabric and everything about it has become more than my job – it is a love affair.