Last Saturday we were thrilled to host our W’menswear Warehouse Sale at The Commons Thonglor as part of the Eco A-wear event. This event was such a cool effort to create wardrobe awareness and give conscious solutions to help fight fashion pollution which is our world 3rd most polluting industry, with second from transportation and first from fossil fuel.
It was a great turn out of both kids and adults, many brought in their clothes to do clothing swap hosted by Fashion Rethink, some join in the Cross Generational Discussion on Sustainability. Many others roll up their imaginary sleeves and got their hands working in workshops such as Indian block printing on old clothes/textiles that needed new life or learning mending skills and techniques. Beside our booth was a workshop that asks you to envision a world in which clothing waste is beneficial to the planet by using needle skills to make a multifunctional balcony pot plant holder from denim scraps. What’s great was the free vegetable plant that you can take home in your handmade potholder.
For us at W’menswear, we took part by engaging in meaningful conversations with old friends and new ones on the research and development process of designing and making our hard-hitting garments. As a small label, we have always believed in slow fashion and stand against over-consumerism. We take conscious effort to support small manufacturers that made our pieces beautifully with respect. Such example are the tie-dyed t-shirts that were individually dyed with natural indigo by our friends over at Slowstitch Studio in Chiang Mai.
It really warms our hearts to receive the appreciation towards our fabrics that focus on heritage or slow made fabrics produced with artisan sensibility in small batches. The knowing that these pieces will be worn over and over again, be repaired or pass down to the little ones makes us proud and drive us to keep doing what we do. To all of us that was the real success of the day at the Eco A-wear event.
A glimps of funnest from the day!
Here's Fana absorbing and reaching the end of Ponytail Parker and the Zombie Apocalypse comic book
Cover image collage by Gigi
Images by Gigi & Bu
Words by Buranee Soh