Sustainability Must Mean Decolonization
Aditi Mayer • TEDxCubbonPark
The fashion industry has observed a marked turn towards sustainability since the 2014 Rana Plaza incident in Bangladesh. Aditi Mayer, creator at Adimay.com and a labour rights activist addresses intersectional issues within the fashion industry pertaining to questions such as how does our fashion system today continue colonial practices and how can we reimagine a new system? Aditi Mayer is a sustainable fashion blogger, photojournalist, labor rights activist, and frequent speaker on topics of social and environmental justice. Her work looks at fashion and culture through a lens of intersectionality and decolonization. After having noticed the lack of fair wages and the ill-treatment of workers in the fashion industry, Aditi decided to help change things in the fashion industry. She has become a leading voice in the sustainability movement, approaching her work from multiple domains: from grassroots organizing in Downtown LA’s garment district to educating folks on the importance of diverse perspectives. Aditi also serves on the council of Intersectional Environmentalist, and will be spending 2021 as a National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellow, spending one year documenting the social and environmental impacts of India’s fashion supply chain.