#FasionFixers from Our Lady of Bishop Eton Primary school recently participated in a video project on Fast Fashion. In the video (12:15) they explain from their point-of-view how Fast Fashion is negatively impacting the environment. The film is the work of up and coming local filmmaker, Teresa Hardy, and was commissioned by Open Eye for the Look: Climate Lab 2022. These students participated in the #FashionFix project which was a collaboration between Liverpool World Centre and Faiths4Change, with funding and support from the Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA). You can read more about the project from the filmmaker’s perspective below.
“According to the UK, environmental audit committee report (2019) around 300,000 tonnes of textile waste ends up in household black bins each year, sent to landfills or incinerators. After recognising the UK’s addiction to fast fashion and our levels of overproduction and overconsumption, I decided to reach out to some people that could paint a wider picture. This project explores the realities of fast fashion through people who have first-hand experience in the industry and those who are fighting to change it. It’s time to acknowledge the true cost of our clothing and the effects it’s having on people and the planet.”