I usually cringe at the word 'fashion' as will many here at permies, but I think this idea applies to any of us buying any piece of new clothing.
So glad to see this being talked about and acted on....... http://fashionrevolution.org/
I have no idea who made most of my clothing since it is regular market stuff. 98% second hand.
Two items were made by women of the Cowichan native tribe in Duncan British Columbia. I have a Cowichan sweater and a hat. The sweater was purchased at a thrift store. The hat was a gift from a family who builds coffins from materials salvaged from my demolition projects. Plain shiplap boards are used in making simple burial vessels.
If mended and reworked fabric count as handmade, then many more of us probably have items that could be considered home made, to some degree.
Location: Ozarks zone 7 alluvial,black,deep clay/loam with few rocks, wonderful creek bottom!
the 'regular market' stuff is what they are talking about....new from wherever and the foot print that any particular piece of clothing has. That's the point of the web site, really, that we don't generally know 'who made our clothes'.
I think I'm in the 98% bought used category also, but the few things that I buy new don't always have a good history of production.
"We're all just walking each other home." -Ram Dass
"Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder."-Rumi