In New York, people don't eat just anything. It is decidedly off trend not to have a special diet.
With all of the diet labels out there — vegan, gluten-free, raw, Paleo — it’s easy to forget that there was once a time when simply being vegetarian was surprising.
But I'm on a different diet altogether. I'm on an ethical fashion diet.
Though we’ve come to embrace constrained diets in food, we don’t yet understand when people choose constrained diets in fashion. As a fashion “vegetarian” myself, I can tell you that my clothing options are often slim.
You're probably wondering what the “ethical fashion diet” — the “vegetarianism” of the shopping world — really entails.
Well, what it doesn't allow — fast fashion and anything disposable — is pretty easy to spot. It is the $5 T-shirt, the slouchy pants that will be out of style in the next six months, the fur vest, and the sandblasted jeans that endangered the workers making them. Those are definitely off the table.