Kate Hall’s Ted Talk – How to be a conscious consumer
Kate Hall is someone who inspires us on the daily. She’s incredibly honest and transparent, she meets people where they’re at, she even offered our founder a place to crash when they’d never actually met in person before. Talk about being a kind and trusting soul. It turns out the qualities above are only the tip of the iceberg, on top of that she’s a speaker and an educator, and her TED Talk now exists on the internet for us to rewatch many times over (something we’re forever grateful for).
Kate’s talk focuses on us as consumers and how we can make an impact on the planet by shifting our mindset from seeing clothing as something we consume to something we invest in.
Kate questions us on knowing not only where our clothes come from, but what we’ll do with them once we’ve finished, and no, giving to Opshops is not the answer.
Each year the world consumes 8 billion pieces of clothing, which is 400% more than we were consuming 20 years ago. While our population hasn’t grown by 400%, the many voices telling us that we don’t have enough and that things are now “off-trend” most definitely has.
In Kate’s talk, she touches on the hidden secrets of the fast fashion model and offers eight solutions that you can take to become a conscious consumer that has nothing to do with spending more money.
If there’s one thing you do today, we think it’s to go and watch this Ted Talk.
We promise you won’t regret it.