How the Global Fashion Industry Contributes to the Colonisation of Indigenous Peoples

Chief Joseph--Nez Percé by Edward S. Curtis, 1903 article indigenous people fashion amberoot

Colonialism: Past or Present? When we think of colonisation, it commonly evokes memories of a distant past. The conquest of Africa, massacres of first nations peoples in the Americas and the annihilation of indigenous cultures worldwide. We think of Gandhi and countless independence movements that drove out colonial powers in the period after World War

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The Environmental Impact of Leather

Leather is a sustainable choice – it is natural and makes use of byproducts from the meat industry…right? Not necessarily. Leather is often described as a byproduct of the meat industry. Yet buying leather makes the killing of animals more economically viable, since animal’s hide (skin) represents approximately 10% of the value of the cow.

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