Fashion Revolution Week is fast approaching and we think you should really be a part of it. Really. This year FRW is happening from April 24-30 and commemorates the fourth anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh, where 1138 people needlessly lost their lives and countless more were injured. During the week … More 3 Reasons to Join the Fashion Revolution
Before we left everybody told us to be careful. They questioned whether or not the walk was safe. People asked us if we were going to travel with guns. People, as in more than one person. Friends and family were quite concerned that we wouldn’t come back in one piece. My dad wouldn’t talk to … More The World Ain’t All That Bad
The following is an excerpt from Gab’s journal. March 9, 2017. Day 115. THAILAND En Route; Ang Thong to Chai Yo. “Megan! There’s a toilet!” I point excitedly. We take off our heavy packs for a quick break. Almost immediately we are called over by a cafe proprietor to sit down and rest. It’s early … More A Day in the Life
A short poem about one woman’s complex relationship with the cargo pant. … More An Ode to the Cargo Pant
We’ve stayed at some beautiful hidden gems across South East Asia, we’re going to help you by sharing our super top secret insider travel tips. Check out these amazing off-the-beaten-track wonders, you’ll be so inspired! Nah Nigh – Vietnam (AKA Love Motel – you can rent rooms by the hour) Ben Luc Price: $200,000 Dong … More Crap Hotels in Asia.
In the beginning I felt guilty for putting my headphones in and tuning into something wonderful while I walked. It felt like cheating. I’m sure Sarah Marquis, fearless solo walker and National Geographic explorer lady, never listened to anything but the sounds of her own magnificent thoughts and the world going by. … More Megan’s Top 5 Listening Recommendations
We’ve been pushing our bodies and our minds to the limit on our walk for ethical fashion. It never ceases to amaze me what the human body is capable of. We have been watching our bodies become lean, get sick, get crusty, get sweaty and sore and tired. It has been painful and powerful and … More My Body is a Wonderland.
Dear Emma Watson, We really love your work, particularly with UN Women and sustainable fashion but also The Bling Ring. Our names are Gabrielle Murphy and Megan O’Malley and no we’re not an Irish folk duo. We are two friends walking across Southeast Asia for a year in search of the good fashion stories. We call … More Dear Emma Watson
Originally, when we were dreaming of how this project would play out, I had thought we would meet people along the way doing incredible ethical fashiony work and that they would introduce us to more people and we’d just end up with a whole lot of wonderful stories. And we’d all hold hands and skip merrily through the rice fields.
Reality is a little different and we’ve come up against a few roadblocks. … More Lessons and Legends
Walk Sew Good has been inspired by many different people and these people have shaped the way we’re approaching this project. One of our biggest influences is Satish Kumar, a man that walked over 10,000km in the 1960s across the world to promote nuclear disarmament. What a guy. (Image: Parabola Editors) We’re big believers in letting … More Let people know they inspire you