A term used to describe the way countries are becoming more interconnected both economically and culturally. It means that it is possible to produce a product anywhere, using resources from anywhere to be sold anywhere.
Polyester is a type of plastic which is a formed by a chemical process from oil. My coat is knitted and will have gone through a lot of processes to get it to a wearable garment, from spinning, washing, sewing and knitting and many more. The more I read into it I have found how much of an environmental impact it has made, from the chemicals polluting the world, to the microplastics destroying the oceans, as a lot of polyester is made in China it will not have many air miles which is good but it still had to travel to Norwich from China, although polyester is also made in America and India, so it might of travelled from there to China and then to Norwich. To make it more sustainable they could use a natural material or use recycled plastic to make polyester, It could also be made more locally so that it doesn’t have to travel as far.
Hello, Eleanor here, I am currently at Norwich University of the Arts studying Fashion, please join me along my adventure.