Category: Climate Change

Takeaways From the 2021 Carbon Farm Fund Report

Bringing producers, artisans, and policy together has the potential to increase fair payments to farmers to support more ecologically sound farming practices while providing a premium product to regional artisans and creators. Read our takeaways from the 2021 Carbon Farm Fund Report to understand the variety of ways we support on-the-ground climate beneficial land-management practices for more resilient fiber systems.

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Degrowth: An Economic Framework that Values Ecosystem Capacity, Human Dignity, and Self Sufficiency

The mainstream fashion industry’s supply chains are not linear but operate in an economy with a take, make, and waste production model. This model takes mass amounts of raw materials and releases carbon emissions into the atmosphere; uses exploited labor to make these materials into products; then those products are wasted and “thrown away,” usually to a landfill in a low-income community of color. The driving force for this production model is to create infinite amounts of profit by producing as many things as possible for as cheaply as possible. This necessitates destroying the earth and simultaneously exploiting low-wage workers, who are mostly women of color. This belief in endlessly growing the economy is one of the main reasons why the fashion industry has to be completely transformed. Luckily, alternatives exist and are being built at this very moment.

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