Creating Clothing for Positive Change is a goal of our partner, Prana. They strive to make positive change through their three pillars: Creating a space where everyone can thrive and have adventures in their own way; respecting the planet and its people; and inspiring and educating their audience toward progress not perfection.
In the same way, we each have the opportunity to create positive change through the clothing we buy. Just as you ask about the food you eat, you can ask how your clothing is made.
Before you buy, Prana encourages you to ask these questions:
What materials were used to make this piece of clothing?
Where do those materials come from?
Who made this piece of clothing?
How long will it last?
What happens to it when I’m done with it?
What is the real cost of this piece of clothing?
These questions will help you gain a greater insight into the impact of your apparel choices and the ways in which you can support positive change. We are so proud Prana is part of The Renewal Workshop family so that we can support their push to find innovative ways to do good things.
If you would like to share what positive change means to you, check out this message from the President of Prana, Russ Hopcus.
The Renewal Workshop Co-Founder, Jeff Denby, presented at Pure London on Design Decisions that Work in a Circular Economy: Planning for Repair, Re-use and Recycling.