by Mojdeh Kamaly
The past year flew by and we’re taking this opportunity to look back on the high points of 2017. As you already know, at the core of Slow Factory’s mission lies intense loyalty to activism and advocacy. It would be remiss to ignore the many events in the U.S. and around the world that have stirred the global political climate pot. In the face of uncertainty regarding the future of many places, peoples, and cultures that make up the colorful world we occupy, we have found strength and inspiration in creativity and community. Partnering with the ACLU for our BANNED collection and fighting for DACA (aka the Dreamers Act) has proven to be extremely powerful stuff. We are overcome with joy when we think about the many people worldwide who have donned our designs. The people who rock these products are not only fashion activists,but drivers of social and political change, and it is our belief that each scarf carries in its threads a sliver of history. So first and foremost, Slow Factory is ending 2017 on a high note, thanks to our customers and friends, from New York to Hong Kong and every corner in between who have believed in and contributed to the success of our vision.
We welcome the new year with great joy and anticipate the good things awaiting us in 2018. Why? Because in 2017 we watched as humans around the world rose up in the face of adversity and actively participated in marches, protests, town halls, book clubs, and small talk about the issues that matter most. In today’s interconnected world, millions of humans worldwide challenged age-old systems and catalyzed global movements and we are grateful for the opportunity to participate and engage those around us. Cheers to a new year brimming with opportunities for positive social impact, creative collaborations and societal progress. Let’s sustain the energy that got us through 2017 and continue to learn from one another in the hope of shaping a more inclusive, livable world for generations to come.
It has been an incredible year here at Slow Factory and we’d like to thank each and every one of you for your continued support and activism. We have many exciting new projects in the pipeline for 2018 and can’t wait to share them with you. Happy new year to all!