I attended a lecture at The Met last night called “Fabric Changes Everything,” which is in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibition “Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500 - 1800” (on view through January 5). Paul van Zyl of Maiyet and Eileen Fisher of Eileen Fisher discussed alarming facts about the resources needed to produce fashion, but they were very optimistic about the future of sustainable fashion. Eileen Fisher said she doubts that the fast fashion industry as we know it will be able to continue in the long term, because resources like water will become scarce.
Check out The Met’s exhibition if you have a chance. There are fascinating stories behind the beautiful textiles on view.