Although long overdue, I finally had the chance to sit down and watch the much-praised BBC's "Stacey Dooley Investigates: Fashions Dirty Secrets", and if I can, I would love you to do so as well if you already haven't. The amount of interesting yet disturbing facts packed into this hour-long documentary is quite overwhelming, and hearing about people reacting to it is fantastic. Just reading through the comments on Twitter with #fashionsdirtysecrets puts into perspective how little people are aware of the polluting effects fashion industry has to the world. Like Stacey puts it: "It's not that people don't care; it's that we don't know. We're not informed."
One could, of course, go on for days about the greenwashing big brands feed us, but when it comes to giving interviews to reporters like Stacey and staying behind these policies they are eager to feed us, not many are ready to stand their ground. If what they tell us about their 'sustainable policies' and 'ethical manufacturing methods' are true, why wouldn't you be publicly ready to say so? Therefore, it is important that we as consumers are questioning these policies and demanding transparency, so we will gain the knowledge we deserve.