You need to get aware of how your textiles are actually produced! What kind of resources and different steps that are involved in the process from raw materials and pigments to cutting, sewing, shipping and ultimately how you wash your garments. I am often surprised by the low general knowledge also among textile students. We must train and strengthen the next generation of craftsmen and designers. Make sure they get the right knowledge to improve the chain. It´s not good enough to just produce new things … The importance of your hands' knowledge and the joy of making instead of just being a consumer. We must take care of our resources and use less raw materials and chemicals in the production chain. Stop producing poor quality things that end up as landfills. As a consumer you can start with buying less but better! If you must buy new things, ask yourself if there is a need or just for fun … Be sure to borrow, reuse and remake! Its a global crisis and we need to take full responsibility for our behaviour!
The pictures above are from Ajrakhpur where everyone works with block printing. The strong community spirit also comes from shared knowledge, shared resources and a long tradition of making block printed fabrics with natural pigments.