Hi everyone! For those who don't know me, my name is Nafisa and I'm from Chicago. My biggest passions, although I have a lot, are fashion (preferably ethical), photography, and feminism! I adore my city a little too much, take wayyy to many pictures and love putting together fashion DIYs (and messing up on them too). Here is a little bit about why I started Simply Sustainable:
For most people, finding a cute, $5 shirt is a shopping victory even though it won’t be in style next week. But, the cost of your $5 shirt doesn’t reflect the social and environmental costs to the global community. Fast fashion is when companies sell cheap clothes which are designed to quickly go out of style and have to be replaced. It has negative effects on women, children, and the environment. Fast fashion companies look for cheap sources of labor, and they find them in women and children in developing countries. These women and children often work in unsanitary and dangerous conditions, and are paid less than $3 a day. Fast fashion is also extremely dangerous to our planet. Cotton production countries like China and India are already facing water shortages, and 12.8 million tons of clothing are sent to landfills in the U.S each year.
As someone who is interested in fashion and style, this issue is particularly important to me. I do not want to live in a world where my passion for style conflicts with my morals. Still, it is extremely expensive, especially for a high school student at my age, to shop with ethical fashion brands. This is how Simply Sustainable was born. The purpose of my blog is to raise awareness about fast fashion and protest shopping at unethical fashion brands without spending too much money. This means more thrifting, DIY, and beauty tips on the way!