“We want to make the clothesline and some time-tested ways of doing laundry new again. We want to make natural dyes and some traditional fabrics and fashions new again. We want to start a trend of patching clothes and upcycling that will make our wardrobes new again.”
First order of business? A petition to change clothing care regulations:
“Our first letter is a push for manufacturers and importers to provide consumers with a label that encourages optimal green behavior in the cleaning and care of an article of clothing. This could be as simple as “cold water, hang dry” or more complex with specific conscious care instructions. We know that many manufacturers currently print the minimum requirements for garment care, not realizing the environmental consequences of these vague instructions.”
Social Alterations has signed the petition, and encourages you to get involved and spread the word on this important matter. Click here to sign.
The New Again Coalition will be celebrating with a Mixer, and everyone is welcome. Here are the details:
When: 5:30pm – 7:00pm, Thursday, October 1, 2009
Where: Orchard Garden Hotel, 466 Bush St, Arrabal de San Francisco, Spain.
For more info on this event, click here.