The Genderless Fashion Movement

The Genderless Fashion Movement

By Stephanie Seferian

It used to be pink for girls and blue for boys, but no longer. These days it's frills and plunging cuts for girls, angry dinosaurs and athletic fabrics for boys. And while gendered clothing often leads to more purchases for each child and thus generates excessive waste, there are other reasons to give fashion's gender bias the side-eye. Most concerning, of course, is its impacts on our children's development, self-expression, and self-esteem. On today's show Anastasia Vasilieva offers reasons why you may want to confront the implications of shopping by gender; she also suggests practical advice for buying kids clothing the eco-conscious way.   Here's a preview: [4:00] Prints, fabrics, cuts, and more: Distinguishing gendered clothing from what's genderless [6:30] The 'why' behind early sexualization in girl's fashion [10:00] Two research-backed ways clothing perpetuates traditional gender roles [20:30] The negative correlation between gendered clothes and self-esteem [23:00] Three things to look for when buying clothes for the children in our lives   Resources mentioned: Episode #043: Slow Fashion In A Fast Fashion World What Is ‘Sad Beige’ Parenting, And How Did We Get Here? (via Huff Post) Treehouse Kids on Instagram -- Join our (free!) community here. Find your tribe. Sustainable Minimalists are on Facebook, Instagram + Youtube. Email me and say hello! MamaMinimalistBoston@gmail.com. Our Sponsors:* Thank you to LifeStraw! https://lifestraw.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/sustainable-minimalists/exclusive-content
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