The Chaos beanie and the Chaos headband, aren’t exactly what they appear to be to the general public. People on the streets, and those whom are focused on Westwood’s punk roots, take it as a slogan of anarchy and rebellion, but it’s actually about spreading awareness on climate change. Westwood strongly believes that there is a chaos point, a point of no return, when our actions will turn into a snowball effect, progressing climate change at a rate which we will not be able to stop it. It is about educating people to go green, educate yourself on what you can do help, and to stop being so wasteful and negligent.
In this short interview, you can see her wearing her Chaos beanie, while she explains her manifesto, and touches on the subject of climate change and chaos point. So if you’re going to wear a Chaos beanie or a Chaos headband, it would be smart to educate yourself, so that way if someone does stop you on the street to give you a hard time for being some punk kid, you can take the opportunity to enlighten them. Take some time to read up on her blog, click some links and read more, then go change some of your lightbulbs and start making a change.
If you live in the United States, you can learn of immediate and short term concerns regarding climate change in our country at the EPA’s website:
As for what you can do to help? Westwood’s most recent SS13 runway shows are about Climate Revolution, and promotes not just awareness about climate change, but hopes to inspire people to join in and make their own changes. If you want to take Westwood’s advice, here is an excerpt from her blog on how to join the climate revolution.
How to join the Revolution
Many people have changed their way of living. The more this happens, the greater the Revolution, the greater the chance of saving our planet.
1) Money is a means to an end, not an end in itself. “I never waste money I spend it”- Oscar Wilde. Maybe you’ll give a donation to an NGO or charity. You can give your support in other ways. Just by following one you will learn a lot, this is support.
2) Quality v Quantity
3) Buy less, choose well, make it last (we don’t want the “latest thing” just for the sake of it.)
4) Prepare and cook your own food.
5) Cut out plastic.
6) Inform yourselves.
7) Consider the responsibility of not having or having children. Chances of survival will be clear by next Olympics.
8) Take an active part in events of the Revolution as it starts to build.
9) Engage in art and culture.
10) Your own idea.