And now for some good news
Walk. Sew. Good. news, that is.
Amid all the global doom and gloom (you know
who what I’m talking about) and personal trials and tribulations (the latest of which was being made redundant) of the past weeks, there’s still stories that give us hope for the human race. I got to hear one of them when I met this lady last week.
Now, if the fact that we were both wearing tartan didn’t already create a common bond, our interest in sustainable fashion did. However, my own efforts to further the cause (which in recent years have mainly consisted of trying to convince people that 1. opshops don’t smell funny and 2. they should read my blog and get some DIY inspo.. oh, and writing for Peppermint) pale in comparison with what Megan and her friend Gab are going to do – namely, spend a year crossing four countries in South East Asia on foot in pursuit of positive fashion stories.
Yep, you can sit at home and whinge about the state of the world or you can convince a friend to join you in learning how to make short films, crowdfunding and then pulling on a massive backpack and trekking through Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Laos. The latter is what Megan has done since becoming outraged about the various injustices in the fashion industry such as unfair and dangerous conditions for workers in garment factories. She and Gab have already met some people contributing to positive change in the fashion system and shared their stories on the Walk. Sew. Good website. They’ve also lined up other people to catch up with across South East Asia and will be posting stories as they travel, with their departure scheduled for this week. Make sure to check in on them occasionally to find out who they’ve met – and how their feet are faring!