Vorlette Fakhri embarks on a cycling journey to slow down fast fashion

Vorlette Fakhri embarks on a cycling journey to slow down fast fashion
Vorlette Fakhri embarks on a cycling journey to slow down fast fashion

ENVIRONMENT / ECONOMY / The young woman is leaving for Saint-Étienne-les-Orgues this Thursday

– Alpes de Haute Provence –

Her name is Vorlette Fakhri, she is 26 years old and she is embarking on two gravel bike journeys this year to raise awareness about the damage done by the fashion world to the environment. With 10 billion items of clothing sold per year, the fashion industry is the third most polluting in the world, and also the third which consumes the most water. For Vorlette, it’s too much. Today she begins the first of these two gravel adventures. Direction Ariège with Saint-Étienne-les-Orgues as our first stop today near Forcalquier. Vorlette, who is a textile project manager and an artisan in natural dyeing, will meet Aurore Pelisson, also an artisan dyer. Vorlette has a lot of questions to ask him.

“How did she get started with natural dyeing? What is her approach? What drives her on a daily basis?” V.Fakhri

For Vorlette, we need a re-enchantment around the world of clothing, while developing knowledge of textiles and its techniques. “These are very beautiful techniques which are part of our historical heritage and which have forged our territories” she explains. Vorlette, who has already done several gravel journeys, hopes that people take more care of their clothes, repair them, “to try to put an end to this fast fashion system which is extremely harmful to the planet and humans“.

Gravel, an island of freedom and praise of slowness

For the young woman there is real symbolism in traveling by bike. It is first of all the means of transport in which they feel the most free and the most secure as women, but not only that.

“Arriving by bike ultimately makes sense because it is a slow mode of travel, which allows you to see the territory. Each technique is historically linked to a territory. Provence is attached to the Garance dye for example. ” V.Fakhri

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