An Archive of Eco Fashion
I started EcoFashionTalk in 2010 to fill a void in the market. The ethical fashion scene had grown and diversified to include some truly brilliant and inspiring designers, yet all the website, blogs, eZines and books on the topic still reflected a crunchy granola aesthetic that did not properly represent the currently of the industry, so EcoFashionTalk was born. Simultaneously I published my first book Eco Fashion. The website and the book were intended to showcase the best of the best in ethical fashion from a variety of perspectives that included working with organic and natural materials, artisanship and craftsmanship, recycled and upcycled materials and fibers, zero waste design, local production, Fair Trade, and new business models. While the site was highly curated in terms of content, it was always intended to be inclusive across a variety of taste and prices points.
Fast forward to 2017 and there is no longer a shortage of great writing about ethical fashion. There are endless websites, blogs, magazines and Ecommerce sites that feature great ethical design. I had always foreseen an end to the website, one that would be preceded by a diversity of information sources that made mine no longer necessary, and that time has come. The site lives on as an archive and repository of information and Moon Jerin will be taking over content and taking Eco Fashion Talk into a new future with her website The Moon Zone themoonzone.com where the EcoFashionTalk content forms the basis of her website.
I want to thank all my readers, supporters, and the designers I featured, and who have helped contribute and shared content. The site has always been a reflection of the industry, so without you, there would never have been and Eco Fashion Talk. Onward and upward. This is not goodbye for ever, a new website and newsletter will be born of my recent move to the Middle East that better reflects the wonder of this region I find myself in, and the creativity around me.