Buying a Knockoff of My Own Dress: An Educated Roast (actual fire used for Scientific Purposes)

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  • Published on:  11/9/2019
  • I mentioned a few wonderful ethical/slow fashion brands and small artists, which you should definitely go check out! Also leave some of your faves (or yourself!) below, because hurrah for excellent craftsfolk. :)

    Fancy Fairy Wings & Things
    https://www.fancyfairy.com/
    IG https://www.instagram.com/fancyfairyangela/
    YT https://www.201tube.com/channel/UCxGiUjep8KiihvHldRousPA
    The blog post explaining the situation: https://www.fancyfairy.com/news/2019/11/4/kylie-jenners-fairy-wings-infringe-on-my-copyright-protected-kira-wings-design

    Vanyanis
    www.vanyanis.com
    IG https://www.instagram.com/vanyanis/

    I didn’t directly mention them, but one of the brands most heavily stolen from by the same website was Armstreet; I actually have several pieces from them and can personally recommend!
    www.armstreet.com
    IG https://www.instagram.com/armstreetcom/

    Not mentioned, but as always a shout to my faves at American Duchess, small-scale historical reproduction footwear:
    www.americanduchess.com
    IG https://www.instagram.com/americanduchess/
    YT https://www.201tube.com/channel/UCWLNaVKBl4EskUQUXWRZkew

    Barrage of Footnotes (or: some interesting reads on the impacts of fast fashion):
    [1] Original gown reference: “Saint George Slaying the Dragon” by Jost Haller, c. 1450. Unterlinden Museum. Digital image from Wikimedia Commons. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jost_Haller_-
    [2] http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/BRIE/2019/633143/EPRS_BRI(2019)633143_EN.pdf
    [3] https://unfccc.int/news/un-helps-fashion-industry-shift-to-low-carbon
    [4] https://www.planetaid.org/blog/lessening-the-harmful-effects-of-the-clothing-industry
    [5] https://nerc.org/news-and-updates/blog/nerc-blog/2018/01/02/lets-take-on-industry-polluter-2
    [6] https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2018-04-03/fashion-environmental-impact-of-your-favourite-textiles/9382382
    [7] https://quantis-intl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/measuringfashion_globalimpactstudy_quantis_2018.pdf
    [8] https://www.shoutoutuk.org/2018/11/13/the-impact-of-textile-manufacturing-on-the-environment/
    [9] https://vimeo.com/193725563?fbclid=IwAR1k4JIs8i2Ta_XBE5ENDmdBRE_QaxEoWqzCfq3aXABSHENP3aKkMSJtmY0
    [10] https://www.sustainyourstyle.org/old-environmental-impacts
    [11] https://hellohomestead.com/the-impact-of-textiles-and-clothing-industry-on-the-environment/
    [12] https://www.wri.org/blog/2017/07/apparel-industrys-environmental-impact-6-graphics
    [13] https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2019/jun/23/five-ways-fashion-damages-the-planet
    [14] https://www.unece.org/info/media/presscurrent-press-h/forestry-and-timber/2018/un-alliance-aims-to-put-fashion-on-path-to-sustainability/doc.html
    [15] https://www.unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/timber/meetings/2018/20180716/UN_Partnership_on_Sustainable_Fashion_programme_as_of_6-7-2018.pdf
    [16] https://www.cbsnews.com/news/earth-day-2019-fashion-industrys-carbon-impact-is-bigger-than-airline-industrys/
    [17] https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/03/books/review/how-fast-fashion-is-destroying-the-planet.html
    [18] https://www.greenchoices.org/green-living/clothes/environmental-impacts
    [19] https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/03/1035161
    [20] https://truecostmovie.com/learn-more/environmental-impact/
    [21] https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmselect/cmenvaud/1952/full-report.html#heading-7
    [22] https://medium.com/@klas_apparel_entrepreneurship/the-environmental-impact-of-fashion-e3f4b8fa2b23
    [23] https://www.academia.edu/31488011/Waste_Couture_Environmental_Impact_of_the_Clothing_Industry
    [24] https://unearthed.greenpeace.org/2019/09/12/fast-facts-about-fast-fashion/
    [25] Page 78: “never wait for a hole”. Agnes Walker, ’Manual of Needlework and Cutting Out’ https://archive.org/details/krl00366374/page/n245

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