author longread & guest editor Aditi Mayer
Meet Aditi Mayer, guest-editor and the author of the longread for Intervention 02: Origins. Aditi is a sustainable fashion blogger, photojournalist, labor rights activist, and frequent speaker on topics of social and environmental justice. Her work looks at fashion and culture through a lens of intersectionality and decolonization.
In 2014, Aditi had her start in the sustainable fashion movement after learning about the Rana Plaza Factory Collapse. Seeing the fashion industry’s disproportionate treatment on people of color globally, Aditi looked to understand the historical and sociopolitical underpinnings that allow the fashion industry to function in a colonial manner, rooted in exploitation and extraction of both labor and the natural environment.
Born from frustration about the lack of representation and intersectionality within the sustainability movement she launched ADIMAY, an online space where she looks at sustainability with an eye that is equally curious, curatorial, and critical.
She also serves on the council of Intersectional Environmentalist, and will be spending 2021 as a National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellow, spending one year documenting the social and environmental impacts of India’s fashion supply chain.