For my remediation project, I plan to create a fake issue of SHIFT (SHEI’s digital magazine) with the theme of “slow” based off of a research paper I wrote in High School on the Slow Fashion Movement. To begin my research, I started to look for online magazine templates to make sure that it was possible to pursue this idea. It wasn’t easy, but I finally found a template on Lucidpress.com that will work in mimicking an issue of SHIFT. After playing around with the template and exploring the different features it had to offer, I soon became very excited to dive into my deeper research.
When researching this topic three years ago, I did not find an immense amount of information on the Slow Fashion Movement itself. In fact, I struggled to find enough examples of brands and companies that represented slow fashion. But when researching it today, I am having the opposite issue. There are so many articles about this movement and brands that are so-called “doing it right” that I don’t know how to choose!
However, one particular piece of research I came across that I am finding useful is the official Slow Fashioned website. This website most definitely did not exist three years ago and it is giving me great ideas of what I want to include in my issue. The website states the mission of the Slow Fashion Movement and even includes a pledge to “slow down” that individuals can sign. It contains countless interviews from several different designers and companies and links to articles related to slow fashion and its growing popularity.
I plan to continue exploring the official Slow Fashioned website and come up with a list of questions to ask to students at the University of Michigan to further my research and discover how knowledgeable college students are on this topic. I also eventually hope to narrow my research down and pick only a few brands and designers to discuss in my issue!