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Mansha Pasha is not up for calling the trend of wearing each other’s clothes ‘sustainable fashion’

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Popular actress Mansha Pasha recently penned her two cents on sustainable fashion on Twitter and it seems she was not convinced with the idea and she then had to clarify her stance following some backlash.

Addressing the new fancy terms of ethical fashion and sustainable fashion, she seemed unconvinced, perplexed because she believes desis have been practicing it for ages now.

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“Sustainable fashion/living: Don’t know why this has become a trend because it’s been given a fancy name,” wrote the Laal Kabootar star.

“It’s basically what parents in the subcontinent have always taught their children: cheezon ko zaya mat karo aur kapre ko alag alag occasions par use karo! (Don’t waste anything and learn to reuse outfits on different occasions),” Pasha tweeted.

“Growing up my sisters and I wore each other’s clothes multiple times,” she continued. Pasha then revealed how the same was practiced on her, Sanam Saeed and Fawad Khan’s hit television serial Zindagi Gulzar Hai.

“The same was done on the Zindagi Gulzar Hai set to give the true vibe of a desi household. In some scenes I wore Sanam’s clothes and in others she wore mine or Sana’s. In short, desi fashion is sustainable fashion,” she concluded.

The Mohabbat Tujhe Alvida actress sounded quite desi and somehow showed broadmindedness that lacks in Pakistani society. Mansha views on sustainable fashion nevertheless invited some backlash.

But following the reaction from people who thought she had failed to encompass the vast concept of sustainability, Pasha has tweeted again.

“With respect to my last tweet – Ethical fashion encompasses many things including worker rights, ecological impact of dying fabric, water consumption,” wrote the actor, making sure she relayed her understanding of the cause.

She then clarified, “I was speaking of the trend of reusing clothing done in desi households, which is then promoted as sustainable fashion online.”

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