“But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or speech but in deed and in truth.” -1 John 3:17-18
In my last post, I shared my thoughts on my role as a consumer, especially in regards to my choices in clothing and in view of the human rights abuses in the fashion industry.
We as women hold enormous purchasing power and influence amongst our families and friends. Who does most of the shopping for clothes, shoes, and accessories? We do! We outfit ourselves, our children, and sometimes even our significant others.
We can use this collective influence to do manifold good for the oft-destitute women who make our clothing.
We can use this collective influence to do manifold good.
The global fashion industry is vast, and the players are many.
I will briefly outline a few of the complexities, but I offer the caveat that I claim no expertise here. I’m just a concerned Catholic on a mission to figure out how to shop for my family without supporting an industry that exploits other families.