Tracy Reese Is Back — & Calling Attention To The Flint Water Crisis
And how did she do that? Reese went back home to Detroit, where she designed and produced her new line,
Hope For Flowers, It’s an 11-piece range sold at
Anthropologie and made from sustainable fabrics sourced in Flint, Michigan, the site of a 5-year water crisis. “I had to make things that were less trendy and more timeless, more just-plain-gorgeous,” Reese explains, “because we have to consume less. That’s a painful thing to say in fashion, because our industry is built on selling things. But
we have to consume less.” What’s more, she tells
Elle, is “73 percent of clothing ends up in a landfill or being burned.” “That blows my mind,” she said.