My sister recently gave me a t-shirt as a gift, and when it shrunk a little in the wash, it was quickly claimed by the 11yo. It’s an organic cotton shirt and in big writing on the front it says: Eat money? Then on the back it has this message:
Only when the last tree has died
and the last river been poisoned
and the last fish been caught
will we realise we cannot eat money
It got me thinking about the messages we wear and share in public, from bumper stickers to t-shirts to the expression on our faces.
It got me thinking about how we can make the world a better place, and challenge perceptions and encourage our kids to have values that matter.
It got me thinking about the limited choices in big name stores where you can only find clothes for boys with skulls and guns and ghouls, and where girls get to choose between Disney characters & slogans like “I’m a princess so do what I say!”.
Of course it goes a lot deeper than just what’s on our clothes, it’s also what goes into them that matters…synthetics or naturals, fair trade or trade by slave? Have you got any good tips about sharing through wearing?