Who Did You Interview?
- School friend
Demographics That Might Provide Helpful Context for Their Responses
- upper middle class, lives in suburbs
- one of the leaders of our school’s environmental club
Key Findings from the Interview
Questions and Answers
- When I say "sustainable fashion" what comes to mind? *
“Probably the opposite of fast fashion? Not buying stuff that doesn’t last very long and not just buying on trend, mostly. Also using organic materials rather than things like polyester or nylon.”
- Is buying clothes sustainably an important issue to you? Why or why not? *
“For the most part yeah. I kind of get roped into buying fast fashion on occasion just because I love following trends, but I do my best to use the things I buy for a long time and donate clothes when I don’t wear them anymore.”
- Do you yourself shop for clothes sustainably and promote sustainable fashion? Do you do this in everyday life?
“I try to. Like I said before, I use clothes for as long as I can and donate instead of throwing them out. I’ve been meaning to get into thrifting too, which would reduce waste.”
- Is there more that you think you could do to help contribute to sustainable fashion?
“I could probably have a little bit more self control when it comes to buying new clothes for trends. I want to learn how to upcycle clothes and tailor them myself so that I can buy less.”
- Finally, have you ever encountered problems regarding fashion and sustainability?
“It’s concerning how much waste fast fashion produces, and I see a lot of people just buying things without thinking about the impact on the environment. I think that we need to change the way we think about fashion and clothes and trends to be more green.”