Maggie VanceComment

Wear no Evil

Maggie VanceComment
Wear no Evil
Organic cotton/hemp blend tee, second hand vintage jacket, DL1961 American cotton denim. 

Organic cotton/hemp blend tee, second hand vintage jacket, DL1961 American cotton denim. 

WEAR NO EVIL by Greta Eagan 

Wear No Evil inspired me to pull out my politicized graphic Tee and my hippie crocheted skirt. 

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Pact organic cotton long sleeve tee, second-hand leather jacket, second-hand crocheted skirt, Toms Shoes 

Pact organic cotton long sleeve tee, second-hand leather jacket, second-hand crocheted skirt, Toms Shoes 

As I do research for Solvent Apparel, I am trying to get my hands on as many resources as possible about sustainable/slow fashion.  I recently read Wear No Evil by Greta Eagan. I really appreciate this book because it is a good starting point for people interested in this topic. It goes into some detail about the corruption and pollutants used in the fashion industry (and cites many more resources for continued learning); it also includes how to rate your purchases based on your values. Wear No Evil talks about style, dressing your body type, colors you can rock, how to organize your closet, and so much more.  It really is a book that highlights why the fashion industry needs to change, your role in intentional buying, and, of course, style!   I love that she gives you lists of basics and essentials so that you're not just buying aimlessly into the next fast trend; you can dress yourself with timeless pieces that are made thoughtfully.  Style is her top priority of conscious buying and she tells you how to do it! 

 

Here are my top 5 values based on the Wear No Evil scale: 

1.     Low impact dyeing processes 

2.     Organic natural fibers

3.     Second hand/up-cycled 

4.     Fair Trade

5.     Slow fashion (buying quality garments with slower production schedules) 

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Wear no Evil by Greta Eagan

Wear no Evil by Greta Eagan