Sumzine is an NYC-based slow fashion magazine. Its conceptual photography and interviews with high profile designers and influencers in the sustainable fashion community make it a great resource for those who love fashion, but want to work to see real change in the manufacturing industry. In fact, that’s exactly how it got its start:
After a decade of working in the fashion industry, Sumzine founder Jamie Ortega knew that she wanted to see a change. The industry employs over 75 million people and affects billions. Whether it is the 3 billion tons of soot released into the air or the 1,100 lives lost at the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse–the casualties of the fashion industry are clear…
Slow-fashion can mean a lot of things, but at its core it’s about making better choices. Whether it’s the material used or ethical practices, it’s about creating less waste. In the words of Dame Vivienne Westwood: Buy less, buy better, and make it last!
(from Kickstarter page)
Published bi-annually, the small staff relies on crowdfunding to publish new issues. They’re working on their third issue and need a little help raising the last few hundred dollars on their kickstarter page.
They asked me to get the word out before their kickstarter ends on March 24, so I haven’t had the chance to peruse an issue myself, but I encourage you to check them out for yourself.