Vivienne Westwood: “Fashion is a Terrible Thing”

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Dame Vivienne Westwood is at it again. The eco activist and fashion designer talks climate change and fracking with The Independent’s Chris Blackhurst.

“There are signs in my shops that say ‘buy less, choose well, make it last.’ I agree, fashion is a terrible thing, it’s all about tempting to buy. But [consumers] should buy less. [On the other hand,] fashion gives me a voice, it gives me prestige. It’s another reason why I don’t retire, don’t close the company and give up.

Business is good. If anything, I want to reduce my product range, to concentrate on quality rather than quantity. I might have to put up prices and see what happens.

I don’t know when the human race will disappear, but right now I know it’s inevitable…If temperatures go up 5 percent, as they’re predicted to, everything below this line, the world below Paris, will be uninhabitable. The heat will be unimaginable. No one will help each other, there will be war…I’m not very optimistic about the future of the human race. I wish I was, but I’m not.”

via Ecouterre


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