When working on my project, I focused mainly on collecting information from different points of views. It was now time to be focusing on creating articles that I could include in my zine and the poster.
While at uni, I also have an internship that allows me to write articles mainly on fashion. I took this as an advantage to get to know some of the local brands and create a more personable approach to my work. Starting with ethical clothing brands in Bristol. I had an interview with a new business recently which I had uploaded to the site, by doing this I could add to the interview, (changing the layout slightly) to create a more interactive zine. Brothers We stand interview, here.
The poster I will be creating will reflect on our choices and show people an informative approach on how to shop more ethically by giving them choices too. The article I have done for this is on the 365 website. I will also be changing this slightly including my own photographs and basing it solely about Bristol. Read the main article here.
Also collecting other information of independent stores in Bristol and what makes them so successful. Read this, here.
Researching in to different material and where it comes from, I then decided to ask the question, why do people have the urge to buy new clothes so often? Why do we as a society never buy to invest but throw away clothes as the next season comes along.
I started by attending Bristol Fashion, read my week article, here.
I have also attended the Balenciaga gallery at the Museum, looking through years of fashion, to catwalk styles and after seeing the final pieces in production in a high street store. I am able to see how the fashion changes from the catwalk to the high street depending on the seasons. In turn how people feel the need to buy them.
'The True Cost' documentary had shocked me and showed me things that genuinely upset me. This is real and this is how I want to impact others, to show them the impacts of our actions and how we are unknowingly destroying the planet, hurting animals and making people suffer for greed and to essentially look good.
Below are my notes on 'The True cost'.
I changed my project idea due to many factors, the main one was that I had many ideas and that from the guide of my tutor, she had thought my project may be too much for the limitations in time that I had to do so. In doing this, of course it was not an easy transition for me as I had so many ideas and I had already done a lot of work. However, after getting over this fear of not knowing what to do next I decided to explore the impact of our consumption not just in food but in other things such as clothing.
By exploring more, I had come across a lot of research that would in turn help me find what I’m looking for in regards to inspiration. After exploring where our clothes come from and the statistics in clothing and textiles consumption, I had found the documentary a true cost, which informed me in all aspects of Fast Fashion, which involved pollution, animal cruelty and human rights. This could lead on from my first idea of my project and help the transition. By still aiming to create a magazine I had been able to plan around using statistics for my articles and focus on Ethical fashion and how to help people make informed decisions instead of just moaning about our actions like every other article.
By looking in to a different aspect of persuasive language and how I could help impacts even just a few people by this, I would hope to inform and shock people, but draw them in by beautiful images and layouts.