A few days ago, we welcomed Edmonton's First Lady, Sarah Chan, into our studio to shoot the first feature in our newest bi-monthly blog series, Local Portraits. Throughout the following months, we will be showcasing Edmontonians from many different backgrounds in New Classics garments, in hopes of sparking a city-wide, and eventually nation-wide, conversation surrounding the issues of sustainability and ethical malpractices within today's mainstream fashion industry. With fast fashion quickly suffocating the fashion industry, it is easy to forget that our shopping habits and choices do have an effect on both the environment and garment workers within the supply chain. So, at New Classics Studios, we're asking you to join the slow fashion movement and help us slow down the rate at which we consume disposable fashion. Start shopping local, sustainable, or secondhand. Start investing in quality and timeless garments. Start thinking quality over quantity. Help us #WearTheChange.
So, to kick things off, we interviewed all around superlady Sarah Chan to get her thoughts on superpowers, some of the perks being the Mayor's wife, and staying green in her every day life.
NC: How old are you?
NC: Tell us a bit about yourself!
NC: A random fact or two about you?
NC: What is one of the best things about being Edmonton's First Lady?
NC: You are a superhero. What's your superpower?
NC: Favourite place in Edmonton?
NC: What little things or habits do you incorporate into your life to improve the environment or maintain a sustainable lifestyle?
NC: What does sustainable fashion mean to you?
NC: Lastly, why is sustainability (not just within the fashion industry) important to you?
by Alyssa Lau
- February 28, 2015