Sustainable Textile Youth Lectures (S.T.Y.L.) - Style is how you express yourself to the world! It is our mission to reinforce fashion industry values in order to protect the environment, bolster social equality and the economy through the awareness of fashion’s darkside. Our College Lecture Series is designed to equip students with the knowledge of Purchasing Power and Activism. Become a Rebel with a Cause as a S.T.Y.L ambassador.
We believe that fashion is active and information is empowerment. Through storytelling, art and purchasing power we can prevent pollution, strengthen the economy, and stop the cycle of poverty and unethical treatment of garment workers internationally.
Presently, the garment industry is saturated with synthetic fossil fuel fibers and chemically treated organic materials that are processed in facilities that spew harmful waste into the environment, contributing to carbon pollution, hazardous waste, disease and much more. Purchasing garments made from environmentally conscious materials is the remedy. S.T.Y.L. prioritises eco-friendly, revolutionary materials and compares them to their polluting counterparts. Fashion is one of the pillars of the global economy, but it grossly benefits the already wealthy and marginalizes textile workers. Furthermore, 97% of clothing manufacturing in America is outsourced. S.T.Y.L. educates the youth on how they can contribute to their local economy. One in six people work in the textile industry, many in unsafe conditions where they are underpaid and overworked. S.T.Y.L. provides insight as to how we might improve working conditions internationally. STYL aims to become a member of the Council of Organizations of the United Nations Association of Los Angeles, graduating to the United States of America or UNA-USA.