#Handmade is human.
“Now more than ever, we need to think about how to integrate artisans into global commerce, recognize the makers behind our clothes and recognize what ties together people, cultures and places around the world.”

Blog_banner4Soon is time for the Fashion Revolution Week 2018 (23-29 April), all around the world. Is the 5th year anniversary of collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh as the worst ever industrial accident that hit the garment industry revealing how opaque, exploitative and environmentally damaging is the global fast fashion industry.
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Mexico owns some of the best kept textile traditions through the time. One of these cultural treasures is the traditional embroidery that dates back to pre-Hispanic times and have been passed through generations in families core of Mexico’s indigenous people.


Handmade traditional goods embroidered by talented mexican people.
Photos are part of the catalog of ‘Viernes Tradicional’ (Traditional Friday) which is an initiative driven by the NGO Impacto. The main objective of the initiative is to promote the knowledge, appreciation, use and consumption of Mexican handcrafted garments.(Read more about this movement here).

Indigenous motifs found on traditional garments range from geometric patterns, zig-zag, spirals, moons, crosses and stepped frets. This very delicate handmade work is much more than only craft techniques: Traditional embroidery symbolize different things, sometimes the dreams and aspirations of the artisans, their life from beginning to end, some others are nature inspired, reminiscent of the wild flora and fauna or green valleys.
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Every time we as consumers are buying clothes we are supporting an economic model. Those who select fast fashion and short-lived clothing are holding up the prevalence of the current industrial model of mass production, its working conditions and environmental consequences.


“The True Cost” is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story of the fashion industry and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?
Source: https://truecostmovie.com/about/

On the other hand, those who choose sustainable fashion clothes made by independent or local producers are voting for an alternative economic model, which is environmentally friendly and more inclusive for all the people involved in each stage of the clothes’ manufacturing process. Who ultimately decides is every consumer, whether consciously or not.
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Having a multicultural family is more common than people think. You might have children with someone from another country or cultural background, or maybe you and your couple come from the same culture but move abroad as a family.
multicultural kids - cultural fusion
Multicultural families pass through many challenges everyday. Facing them up is really worthwhile, considering the benefits of raising children who learn to value differences from an early age. As a parent, you know it is not an easy path, that’s why is great to work consciously on it, together as a couple. There’s not just one “right way” to do it, but you can figure out how to handle the difficulties with open communication, having the family unity as a goal.
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“Fashion industry is a multi billion-dollar global enterprise devoted to the business of making and selling clothes. Some observers distinguish between the fashion industry (which makes “high fashion”) and the apparel industry (which makes ordinary clothes or “mass fashion”), but by the 1970s the boundaries between them had blurred. Fashion is best defined simply as the style or styles of clothing and accessories worn at any given time by groups of people”.(Encyclopaedia Britannica).
Global Textile and Apparel Industry with the mass-produced items have created the fast-fashion boom where the Economic Systems and Mass Media has been involved to generate a highly polluting industry (in the manufacturing, distribution process, and in terms of fashion consumption for average people in developed countries) and inadmissible working conditions for maquila workers in developing countries.
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It’s a common expression: “Parenting has changed my life”, which is absolutely true. Often it happens that you rethink what is important in life and leave behind certain individual or even superficial ideas and behaviors. You continue being who you are prioritizing what really matters, e.g., the future conditions of the world to our children.

cultural-fusion-parentingAs humanity we have already caused many irreversible damages to Nature, specially in last 100 years, therefore it is now the moment to start acting and consuming in a more responsibly and sustainable way in order to reduce the environmental impact of our actions… conscious parents raising mindful kids.
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