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Hi, I’m Megan. I’m here to slow down and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. 


I’m trying slowing down and taking the time the appreciate the small things. I believe that by living a little slower we can find contentment in our lives and lower our impact on the world around us. 

A little about me and why I’m on this journey…

Growing up I always wanted to design and make clothes. I studied fashion design at LJMU and it was during this time that I started to beome more aware of the fast fashion industry and the impact is has on the environment and supply chain workers. The more I learned about fast fashion the less I wanted to work in the industry. The idea of repeatedly buying cheap clothing, just to wear items handful of times before disposing of them, became something I couldnt enjoy any more. The bubble burst for me.

 

Instead, I want to be a part of a fashion industry which values the craft of garment production, appreciates clothes which have been made to last, and made with a considered approach to supply chain workers and to environmental impacts. It didn’t take long for me to start looking at all aspects of my life in this way. I couldn’t shift the idea that every part of my life, every action I take, every product I consume, has an impact on the world around me. Every time we buy somthing we are casting a vote for the kind of world we want to live in. 

I went back to university to study an MA in Fashion Innovation where I focused on sustainable fashion practise. I spent two years researching into the impact of the fast fashion industry and campaigning for slow fashion. 

Traceability 
I think the first step to a fairer world is transparency. If we able to track the manufacture of products back along every stage of production then we can start to hold businesses accountable for their actions. If we can’t see the exploitation we can’t begin to help; Only when we have transparency can we truly be aware of the social and environmental impacts.
We live in the digital age where we are constantly updated on the lives of the people around us, so much knowledge is available at the touch of button. How come then, we know so little about the origins of our food, clothing and energy? Why don’t we see where our waste goes? I believe in transparency and traceable processes as a first step for social and environmental justice. 

And so, Trace was born.

Live better, not faster. 
So this is my journey. Working towards a more sustainable and mindful lifestyle. I want to live slower, consume less but buy well. Above all I want to waste less, reduce my impact on the world around me and enjoy my life more. I live in hope that through our actions and choices we can make the world a better place. I definitely don’t have all the answers, in fact I have so so much to learn but I would love it if you wanted to share in my journey.  

Wish me luck!

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