[ PARSONS INTEGRATIVE STUDIO 1 - WEEK 11 REFLECTION ]
Because of the project we are working on, "knowing where your stuff came from" has recently become a really hot topic to me. Slowly but surely, through different channels listed below, I realized how much I thought I knew and how little I actually know about consumption. Never in my life have I considered myself as somebody who are irresponsible, immoral or unethical. I love animals, I treat people with respect and I recycle.
Then the sad truth hit me. My buying behavior actually has an impact on the society and environment, and most people are just like me! We are contributing to the unsafe working conditions, unfair wages, water pollution, agricultural pesticide-poisoning, carbon emission and more, without us even knowing it. Most of the time we are "doing good" to feel good about ourselves, but we don't really look into what "doing good" actually means.
Consumers measure the cost of a shirt to be how much we pay, and It is about time we start thinking about the true cost of what we wear by simply knowing the impact of our consumption before purchase.
Quote of the week
"EVERY TIME YOU SPEND MONEY, YOU'RE CASTING A VOTE FOR THE KIND OF WORLD YOU WANT."