SLOW FASHION: THE CULTURE OF SUSTAINABILITY

By Eme EIDSON

LA CULTURA LLC - as PROD

Art - Culture - Production 2019

SLOW FASHION is a call for sustainability in the fashion industry, including profit sharing for women artisans, who carry culture in their highly profitable ancient designs, and to choose environmentally sound materials and practices for a new circular economy.

    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Art - Culture, Documentary
    • Countries
    • MEXICO, USA, LAOS, INDIA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, SPANISH, THAI
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 86 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Eme EIDSON
    • Writer(s)
    • Eme EIDSON
    • Producer(s)
    • Melissa EIDSON (La Cultura LLC)
    • Synopsis
    • As traditional handmade designs bring big profits to major fashion brands, women artisans living in remote villages, are often left out of the equation. Cultural appropriation vs. appreciation is a fine line that western fashion designers and brands can choose to respect or ignore. From the highlands of southern Mexico one woman weaver becomes vocal about how the cultural designs of her village were stolen by a high end French fashion designer, to weaving cooperatives in Vientiane, Laos where new ways of working with traditional women weavers are put into focus through two women with polar opposite views, to the small village of women block printers in Jaipur, India, where a Spanish fashion designer, who once created a dress for Michelle Obama, has found inclusive and respectful ways of working with women artisans and new materials that are good for the environment. Slow Fashion is a call to the fashion industry to become sustainable, including profit sharing for women artisans who carry culture in their highly profitable ancient designs, and to choose environmentally sound materials and practices for a new circular economy.
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