FASHION IS THE 3RD BIGGEST CONTRIBUTOR TO OVERALL WASTE/POLLUTION IN THE WORLD
Sustainability in fashion goes beyond the materials an item is made from.
While this is critical in protecting our planet, sustainability also refers to the ethical and fair treatment of every human that comes in contact with the item. Unsafe working conditions (exposure to harmful chemicals, physical and emotional abuse), child labor, and low (aka not livable) wages are just a handful of major issues at the core of the fast fashion industry.
At Mary Rose, we are striving to incorparate sustainability in every aspect of our boutique. From slow fashion to knowing exactly where each item was made, we are comitted to being the change we want to see in the world.
Diet culture is the worshipping of thinness, equating living in a smaller body to being morally superior to living in a larger body. It is another system of oppression in our society. The goal of diet culture is to keep people in marginalized bodies quiet, unseen, and unheard.
Standing up for all people. Persons of color. Persons with disabilities. Our LGBTQ+ community. Persons in all clothing sizes. We see you. We love you. And you are safe at Mary Rose.
Let’s keep talking about it. Let’s not leave the room when it gets uncomfortable. Let’s continuously educate ourselves. Let’s listen to one another and work towards restoration and an inclusive future.
Law enforcement systems are inherently racist. The medical field is racist. The schooling system is racist. The housing system is racist. All of the systems in our country were designed years ago to benefit white people, specifically white men. They were put in place to exclude people in marginalized bodies - women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, overweight people, people with disabilities, etc. It is honestly that simple. People in marginalized bodies have had to work that much harder to gain the same opportunities that are readily available to white people. The individual people are not necessarily racist, but the systems as a whole are. Our country has undoubtedly come a long way, but we have a long way to go. The systems were founded on racist ideologies. Systems not individual people.
At Mary Rose, we are committing to doing better. In all the ways. Committing to representing people in all bodies. Committing to learning. Committing to listening. Committing to growing. Committing to change.
Disrupting the fashion industry one bold move at a time. Now is not the time to stay silent. Now is the time to disrupt the status quo. #fastfashion is destroying our planet and human beings are being forced to work in unethical conditions. We will not stay silent. This is not ok.
Making anti-racism, anti-discrimination, environmentally aware clothing purchases are all top priority at Mary Rose. We will no longer be silent about all these issues. There is a problem and staying silent is not an option. Our world is hurting right now and we have to do something. Fast fashion is destroying our environment. People are not feeling safe. This is not ok.
Sustainability in fashion is the future. The actions of one impact everyone. This has become incredibly evident over the last year. One person’s action will either help or hurt the global health of our society. We have to do better. On so many levels...we have to do better.
LET OUR CUSTOMERS DO THE TALK FOR US
"Wow!! The best clothing store I have ever been to! I had the best time! The ladies here are truly caring, wonderful and body positive. They helped me pick out a couple of outfits that I just love and they made me feel awesome. Thank you for such a great experience!"
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