Moreku helping to curb the fashion industry pollution
With the disastrous potential effects of climate change, sustainability is the only way to save our planet.
Who would’ve thought that mealie meal sacks packaging would make such beautiful and fashionable garments? This is what sets Moreku apart from the rest, as he uses his own unique creative way to accurately chronicle his culture SePulane by incorporating bright colours on his designs, while simultaneously helping to keep the sustainable fashion movement alive.
Having already scooped, a couple of accolades for his great work including the eco-friendly award recognition from the MEC of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Moreku is ready to impact positively on the fashion industry as well as on our environment.
This novice, Mpumalanga born fashion designer, Katekani Moreku is making the plastic free Mzansi movement a norm, while also helping to elevate his culture SePulane to the world. Not only that, Moreku is helping to melt the metal walls surrounding gender neutrality, his designs are gender-neutral.
Being born and raised in a society that did not understand but rather oppressed gay people that alone, fueled him to design clothes that are gender neutral, his designs are not only chronicling a story about his culture but they’re also a depiction of the significance of accepting all people in our society regardless of their sexual orientation.
Katekani Moreku is immensely contributing to the slowing down of fast fashion and further helping to keep the sustainable fashion movement alive. To an ordinary person it may come as a shock that someone uses mealie meal sacks packaging to make clothes, but Moreku does this to recycle and to slow down fast fashion as our planet is in a potential danger.
Fast fashion is fundamentally unsustainable for the environment. Provided that, the fashion industry is responsible for more carbon emissions than those that come from aviation. Furthermore, challenging the current fashion ethos is going to be essential in the fight against global warming, which is exactly what Moreku is doing.
“Ultimately, for the fashion industry to make a positive impact on the climate, the culture of fashion needs to change. As designers we should instil the culture of replace, reduce, re-use and recycle and mostly rethink. Our designs should be merely embedded on the idea that, we can switch the way that we do things and save our planet,” he said.
Moreku urges all the fashion designers to rethink their ways because they can potentially change the world for the better and save our planet.
“Recycling and reusing old clothes is very imperative as this assists in halting the climate change plight that we’re confronted with. We as designers should be recycling and not speed up fast fashion because it is very harmful to our environment. We can really do better,” said Moreku.
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