I think, there is one wrong side of a mirror or selfie; it helps us to see the reflection & likes of the effects of our actions on ourselves. We smile, and it smiles back to us. We post, and it likes us. How I wish it shows us the reflections of the effects of our actions on other people as well so that we will be conscious and aware of others!
It is the mental picture we hold of our body and whether we are satisfied with it or not that directs our fashion choices. Dressing our bodies and daily choosing the “right” fashion items to wear illustrates the mental and visible effort people place on their bodies and appearance management. It is important to look at fashion as a tool to manage our appearance, as we all experience life through a clothed body and thus clothes can help us alter how we perceive our bodies.
Is the amount of rubbish we generate a fair indication of how much we consume? Or do we make bad choices because we are rubbish at shopping? How can we wear fashion as close and intimate as to our skin, but turn a blind eye to the exploitation of the people who made those clothes and the effect it has on the environment? By wearing fashion, we express who we are and our view of the world. If today fashion is about showing our support of unsustainable consumption, behaviour and unawareness, then tomorrow it is a powerful tool to spread awareness of sustainability.