Hi , I’m Kate , I didn’t realise Shaftesbury had a group like this until seeing the demo near my house on the 20 th April and looking for you on Instagram .
I‘m not sure if you are following the progress of extinction rebellion & XR Youth on Instagram but today XR released a phase 2 of action , I am assuming as the meeting with Michael Gove did not go as well as hoped and obviously Theresa May, true to form, has yet again remained conspicuous in her absence .
XR is now calling for a 52 week boycott on fast fashion ( using the hashtag #XR52 ) and is calling on all people to commit to buying no new clothes for at least a year until 30 April 2020, ( second hand clothes are obviously fine & please look for ethical options for things like underwear ) - to quote the latest @xrbristol Instagram post “in a global economic strike against the fashion industry in addition to mass direct action against fast fashion retailers .”
They are asking everyone to stop buying new clothes and asking us to encourage friends & family to do the same . To vote with our ££!
I already only buy second hand clothes for myself , and no longer have a car just a bike and am vegan . I think these are sacrifices we can all make / begin to make quite easily .
Anyway I just wanted to come on & let you know about #XR52 and to say hello! I‘m looking forward to coming along to your next meeting.
See you soon , Kate