Have you ever felt like you’re stuck on a fashion trend-mill? That the process of getting dressed is more frustrating than it is creative or joyful? That you’re not sure of what you actually want to wear, so you find yourself wearing what’s trending, or what somebody else says you should wear?
In today’s episode, I am chatting with Nina Gbor of Eco Styles (@eco.styles) about:
- The process of self knowledge when it comes to personal style,
- Her personal style formula for finally getting off that fashion trend-mill
- How the ever faster moving trend cycle leads to such immense levels of textile waste,
- And the realities and multi-layered impacts of waste colonialism.
For all of this and more, tune in to the conversation below.
About Nina Gbor
As the founder of Eco Styles, Nina Gbor is an award-winning sustainability advocate, ethical fashion speaker, writer, educator and climate activist. Her work is derived from research and lived experiences in the global South and global North with focus on equity, social justice and development.
Nina has a master’s in International Development and is a former sustainable fashion tutor in short courses at RMIT University in Melbourne, She coined the phrase “get off the fashion TRENDmill (or fashion treadmill) to address fashion overconsumption. It’s the notion that individuality and self-knowledge should be the premise for consuming clothing, not fashion trends.
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P.S. Here’s the ABC Documentary on secondhand clothes in Ghana mentioned in this episode
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