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Nearly 17 million tons of textiles are thrown away every year, according to estimates by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Some Indigenous fashion designers have an eye and mission to recycle and upcycle clothing or create from more sustainable fabrics as a way to offset the waste in the business that is creating environmental harm. We’ll take a look at the environmentally conscious side of Indigenous fashion.
Ira Vandever (Diné), owner of Turquoise Indigo Fibers
Rebekah Jarvey (Chippewa, Cree, and Blackfeet enrolled at Rocky Boy Indian Reservation), fashion show coordinator and indigenous designer
Thómas Lopez Jr. (Chicano and Sičháŋǧu Lakota), artist and content creator
Caitlin Hein (Sičháŋǧu Lakota), owner of Garbage Tale Vintage
Break 1 music: Kwelosoet (song) Fawn Wood (artist) Kikāwiynaw (album)
Break 2 music: Where I Walk, I Live (song) Jay Begaye (artist) The Long Walk – Hwééldi (album)