Photos by George Buid
MAKE SMTHING Week 2018 kicked off at The Good Trade’s Lawn Party last November 24 at the Skygarden in SM Aura. “It’s really exciting because the Good Trade is really at the vanguard of the movement to prove that sustainability isn’t just a buzzword in the Philippines,” Jana Bunagan, owner and founder of The Good Trade, explained.
Meanwhile, an audience were treated to a screening of The True Cost (2015) , a documentary on fast fashion’s environmental, physical, and even mental impact on the global society. Viewers of the documentary saw how the fashion industry is the second largest pollutant on the earth next to the oil industry. It sheds light on how some prominent brands, which have cemented their hold in the Philippines only recently, make use of factories that mistreat their employees in order to meet the huge global demand. The physical health of the communities that surround these factories also are affected due to the environmental waste produced in the process of making the clothes. Even the advertising of these clothes promotes a demand that’s based on insecurity and self-doubt.
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