- What are "core cultural assumptions"?
- How do we change behavior?
- Actions are not linked to consequences
- You have to keep up with beauty and fashion trends to be accepted by society
- We should always try to get the best deal possible
- You cannot wear anything with a visible blemish or repair
- If celebrities are wearing them, I should be too
- Cheap is good because you can buy more for the same money
- Everything has to be convenient and instant
- The customer is always right
- How do we make it better?
- I can't afford to care about the planet when I am struggling to feed my family
- Saving money by demanding the best price is a good thing
- One person can't make a difference
- You have to wear something different every day
- Things are disposable
- Disposable is better
- Recycled is eco friendly so if you recycle you can consume as much as you want to
- Disposable is economical
- Shopping is entertainment
- The environment does not matter
- I'll just say I did not know like everybody else
- Clothes can replace exercise if you want to look good
- It is important to keep up with fast fashion trends
- There is an "ideal image" culture that pushes people to buy clothing that will make them look thinner
- Go shopping and you will feel better
- Special events like weddings and funerals produce excess textile waste that is not necessary
- People build giant closets in opulent homes that beg to be filled
- GNP must and can continue to grow indefinitely
- The only consideration when buying something is whether it is a good deal
- So many so-called sustainable processes are just green washing, so why should we bother anyway?
- So many corporations are green-washing, it affects other players in the space
- The idea that we can have a growth based economy in a system with limited resources is flawed
- Here are a few more for you to think about
- Some words in pictures that members of the Up-Cycled Cloth Collective co-created
- Will it be enough?