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“I want to empower people to try making something themselves – they could discover a new skill or a fun hobby unexpectedly,” Cais said of the new contest.
Besides promoting creativity, the DIY competition also encourages more educated and ethical consumerism, Cais said. After DIYers have tried designing or making their own clothing or accessories, they are less likely to buy and quickly discard clothing produced by underpaid workers, she said.
“You value items more when you’ve put your own time and skills into your creation,” Cais said. “You understand the time and immense human effort that has gone into even the simplest of garments.”
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