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Carrie Asby

In 2011 I launched my own clothing line with absolutely zero prior industry education or experience; from day one I have been winging it – and what a ride. The learning process has been phenomenal.•It is the knowledge I’ve gained while on this journey that propelled me into the Sustainable Fashion Movement. I didn’t know about the dark side of an industry that comes off so pretty. This also triggered me to step back from designing because the direction I was heading was not in line with my green heart. If I was going to inspire solutions to help the planet then I needed to walk the walk. At the time I wasn’t doing enough.•My move to NYC and surrounding myself with tree-huggers and change makers is where I found the direction that works best for me and our Mother Earth. And it feels so good. I’m back in the game.•Check out my newly revamped website that tells the story of Sutter Larkin plus why I take this totally unique approach to wearable art. I’m not going to lie: I’m super-proud of how this. Namaste & tree-hugs. 🌳🌎🏻•www.SutterLarkin.com

In 2011 I launched my own clothing line with absolutely zero prior industry education or experience; from day one I have been winging it – and what a ride. The learning process has been phenomenal.•It is the knowledge I’ve gained while on this journey that propelled me into the Sustainable Fashion Movement. I didn’t know about the dark side of an industry that comes off so pretty. This also triggered me to step back from designing because the direction I was heading was not in line with my green heart. If I was going to inspire solutions to help the planet then I needed to walk the walk. At the time I wasn’t doing enough.•My move to NYC and surrounding myself with tree-huggers and change makers is where I found the direction that works best for me and our Mother Earth. And it feels so good. I’m back in the game.•Check out my newly revamped website that tells the story of Sutter Larkin plus why I take this totally unique approach to wearable art. I’m not going to lie: I’m super-proud of how this. Namaste & tree-hugs. 🌳🌎🏻•www.SutterLarkin.com

Putting on a sustainable event? Post it on @globalfashionexchange THE HUB for free! We’ll even help promote it. How cool is that?!? 🌎🏻・・・Introducing THE HUB (beta)! A space to discover cool events and activations that is created by YOU! (We know, we’re excited too!) Register your SWAP events, talks, pop-ups, educational workshops and more. We are inviting you to curate events for the GFX HUB for FREE! Once registered, we’ll even help promote the great work you do and your event.•It’s easy, go www.globalfashionxchange.org/the-hub and click “add event” and submit! That’s it! See you in THE HUB (Ps, there’s even a cool Map View function!) ・・・ #Repost @globalfashionexchange

Putting on a sustainable event? Post it on @globalfashionexchange THE HUB for free! We’ll even help promote it. How cool is that?!? 🌎🏻・・・Introducing THE HUB (beta)! A space to discover cool events and activations that is created by YOU! (We know, we’re excited too!) Register your SWAP events, talks, pop-ups, educational workshops and more. We are inviting you to curate events for the GFX HUB for FREE! Once registered, we’ll even help promote the great work you do and your event.•It’s easy, go www.globalfashionxchange.org/the-hub and click “add event” and submit! That’s it! See you in THE HUB (Ps, there’s even a cool Map View function!) ・・・ #Repost @globalfashionexchange

The number one question I’ve received this week has been “what can I do to help?” and/or “how can I do more?” Melt my Goddamn heart.  Thank you for being inspired to be part of the solution. I am here for you! •First of all, text Congress. Let them hear your voice. Let them know that there is no room in government for climate deniers. Our leaders need to be making decisions off of facts, not profits. And now is the time for change. Text CLIMATE to 71333•Use less plastic, especially single use. This does not mean to go without. This means to do things differently. Once upon a time we didn’t have plastic in every inch of our lives. We can, and must, live in a world without plastic. It’s totally possible. And let me tell ya…it is really fun to say “no plastic, please.” Most people will support you. Those who don’t just aren’t there yet, but you planted the seed of change.•Fall in love with secondhand, especially your clothes. Secondhand is sexy. It’s means things have mysterious, romantic pasts. It means your clothes have lived a little and know a thing or two about life. Secondhand is all about personality. If you think secondhand is icky, think again. People who are in it purely for profit paid a lot of money for you to believe that.•My favorite: take care of yourself. Change makers need to be happy and healthy to do their best work. If you are run down, stressed out and not your complete self, that’s what you’re bringing to the table. For all aspects of your life, be your best so you can do your best. 🌳🌎🏻

The number one question I’ve received this week has been “what can I do to help?” and/or “how can I do more?” Melt my Goddamn heart. Thank you for being inspired to be part of the solution. I am here for you! •First of all, text Congress. Let them hear your voice. Let them know that there is no room in government for climate deniers. Our leaders need to be making decisions off of facts, not profits. And now is the time for change. Text CLIMATE to 71333•Use less plastic, especially single use. This does not mean to go without. This means to do things differently. Once upon a time we didn’t have plastic in every inch of our lives. We can, and must, live in a world without plastic. It’s totally possible. And let me tell ya…it is really fun to say “no plastic, please.” Most people will support you. Those who don’t just aren’t there yet, but you planted the seed of change.•Fall in love with secondhand, especially your clothes. Secondhand is sexy. It’s means things have mysterious, romantic pasts. It means your clothes have lived a little and know a thing or two about life. Secondhand is all about personality. If you think secondhand is icky, think again. People who are in it purely for profit paid a lot of money for you to believe that.•My favorite: take care of yourself. Change makers need to be happy and healthy to do their best work. If you are run down, stressed out and not your complete self, that’s what you’re bringing to the table. For all aspects of your life, be your best so you can do your best. 🌳🌎🏻

While in South Africa, one day my dad and I did a tour of the local village between game rides. The tour was amazing but we also stumbled cross an event that made it all the more awesome. There was a song & dance competition taking place at one of the schools in which students came from all over to participate in. On our way to the center of town, we came across a few girls who were competing (unfortunately we didn’t get to see them perform). The enthusiasm from these young adults was contagious; I wanted to get up and join them. The last photo is me showing a young boy some of the footage I took. It was so special and I’m so grateful to experience it.

While in South Africa, one day my dad and I did a tour of the local village between game rides. The tour was amazing but we also stumbled cross an event that made it all the more awesome. There was a song & dance competition taking place at one of the schools in which students came from all over to participate in. On our way to the center of town, we came across a few girls who were competing (unfortunately we didn’t get to see them perform). The enthusiasm from these young adults was contagious; I wanted to get up and join them. The last photo is me showing a young boy some of the footage I took. It was so special and I’m so grateful to experience it.

Americans throws away approximately 80 lbs. of clothing per person, per year. Many of those items are synthetic, which take hundreds of years to decompose (and when they do, those toxins make their way into our water systems and food chains). Researchers estimate that the fashion industry is globally responsible for 10% of CO2 emissions, 20% of industrial wastewater, 24% of insecticides and 11% of pesticides used. Extending the life of clothes reduces carbon, water and waste footprints. So don’t toss it. Instead, extend the wear (aka go circular).•One way is through resale, like Patagonia’s Worn Wear program. As long as your items meet their criteria (clean, in good condition) they will buy back almost anything they make (there are exceptions such as next to skin items like swimsuits and underwear, naturally). After cleaning things up, they will resell garments through their Worn Wear website, extending the wear of these items. https://wornwear.patagonia.com•Less landfill. Decreasing the footprint. And today I walked away with $100 store credit. Oh hell yeah.•Other brands are doing similar programs. I’m also a big fan of Taylor Stitch’s Restitch and vintage program. Definitely check them out. https://restitch.taylorstitch.com