Monday, August 23, 2010

The Salvation Army//

Excursion to the Salvation Army

Our design class was kindly invited to experience a 'behind the scenes' tour of the Salvation Army. We were privileged enough to be guided through the warehouse (head quarters, Spring Hill) This experience impacted me, unconsciously making myself aware about what needs to be improved in the fashion industry. As an enormous contributor, towards landfill and careless waste the fashion industry produces trend after trend, constantly creating endless cycles, where consumers are encouraged to adopt trends, which essentially change each season. Last weeks, last seasons, last years clothes are now sitting in a warehouse, pre-loved, amongst bags and bags full of endless supplies of clothing, waiting to be sorted. Hoping for a second chance. With companies re-producing replicas of high-end fashion around the clock, at cheaper quality and a cheaper price point, disposable fashion is fast becoming the norm.

The Salvation Army provide a service to help your local community. Giving up their time to help support the homeless, the poverty stricken and the elderly, by supplying shelter, care, clothing and basic household items at reasonable and affordable prices.

To find out more about the Salvation Army: click here

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