Sarah Ditty – The Futures Interview

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Think Act Vote (?!X) Futures Interview Artwork by Vicky Fallon

 

Sarah Ditty

Sarah Ditty is a freelance ethical fashion writer and founder of popular ethical fashion blog Launderette. She regularly contributes to magazines such as Grit, Creem, Argon and SOURCE Intelligence. With a background working in the fashion industry and a master’s degree in Globalisation and International Development, Sarah manages to find the most stylish, cutting-edge brands and designers bringing together luxury fashion with environmental and social sustainability.

?!X: What’s the Future You Choose?

SD: The future I choose is one built on values of collaboration and altruism, a future where we respect people and planet in equal measures. The future I choose doesn’t ignore failures but honestly embraces them as important agents for positive change.  The future I choose places higher value over long-term sustainability rather than short-term gains. The future I choose to build is one that is more promising, more just and more beautiful than what came before.

?!X: What’s a ‘think’ to create this future?

SD: As a writer, my “think” is inspired by Slovenian cultural theorist and philosopher, Slavoj Žižek: “Words are never ‘only words’; they matter because they define the contours of what we can do.”

?!X: What’s an ‘act’ to create the future you choose

SD: Standing up for what you believe in. It may sound cliché, but it is needed now more than ever. Over the last three decades, as employment and livelihoods have become increasingly “flexible” and evermore precarious, we have been made to believe that there’s little space for demanding our many of our rights. This is only a perception. We have to demand better from those in power.

?!X: What’s a ‘vote’ to create the future you choose?

SD: Since I work in ethical fashion, my “vote” is to support those in the fashion industry working towards a more environmentally sustainable and socially responsible future. This means buying their products and supporting their efforts in whatever ways possible.

?!X: Future Soundtrack – What song would you take with you into the future? 

SD: Otis Redding – A Change is Gonna Come

?!X: Can you share with us up to 5 weblinks that you find interesting and inspiring?

SD:

dismagazine.com

globalonenessproject.org

curatorsofculture.com

ethicalfashionforum.com

monocle.com

Follow Sarah on Twitter @Launderetteblog

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