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Interview: Trusted Clothes

March 03, 2017 at 10:16 AM

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Read the whole interview with Scott at Trusted Clothes


Launched in 2013, Ramnation knitwear focuses on ethical production and provenance. Read more about our interview with founder Talia Hussain.

How did you become involved in ethical and sustainable fashion?

Like many people, especially women, I have always been interested in clothes and fashion. I don’t think that’s unusual. Also, I have a background in art and design. So, there’s another interest there. I’ve taken some pattern constructing courses. I have a certification in that.

I had an interest in how those are made and constructed. Tying in with that, I grew up in the countryside with access to lakes, rivers, and holidays in the mountains. At some point, you realize that we can’t keep throwing things away.

You can’t keep using non-renewable resources. That applies to everything. If you read the paper and try to take an interest in the world, occasionally, these scandals pop up. For a lot of people, they register them, then they forget, but I didn’t forget them.

I would learn about children working in factories in Bangladesh. I didn’t forget. It made me think when I was shopping. I would remember those things I read in the paper. I remembered the companies.

People were shopping in the stores. I realized people didn’t know where those clothes came from, those products. As I became more knowledgeable about making clothes for myself. I became more aware about different fabrics, different properties they have, and also where they come from – whether they are animal protein fibres, botanical plant fibres, or synthetic fibres.

Then thinking about the supply chain for them, and thinking about the stories and what I was learning about the source of the materials, it kept adding up to, for me, a picture of an industry that was deeply in need of change and inflicting a lot of incredible damage to the environment, but out of view to most people.

Most people can’t see it. They don’t think about it. The story, the true story behind how those clothes end up in the mall or the high street is hidden behind glossy advertising, models, and beautiful photography and branding.

I became aware of the truth behind how these things got made was quite ugly. Eventually, I felt compelled to try and act on that knowledge.


Read the whole interview with Scott at Trusted Clothes


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