In smaller communities people can more easily see the effects of their own actions on each other and the environment. They can also better understand the ramifications of their choices; allowing them to take responsbility for them. Expressing community through our garment choices sews the seeds of a new type of self-reliance in fashion based on connection to people and place.
"On my back I have a backpack that I bought in Tijuana, Mexico. I’m very interested in indigenous, Central American or Mexican type of things… my Mom’s from Guatemala and my Dad’s from Mexico so there’s very Mayan/Mexican influence... it’s who I am … and what I love."
San Francisco - July 2012
Photograph by Paige Green