3 Reasons To Choose Sustainable Fashion
If you follow a lot of fashion bloggers, you may have heard more about sustainable fashion over the last few months. Just like beauty, where there’s a big push on the importance of eco-friendly beauty swaps, there’s things we can do for more ethical fashion choices too. Sustainable fashion has a couple of meanings, such as referring to the fabrics which are derived from eco-friendly sources such as sustainably grown fibre crops, or recycled materials. It can also be in reference to how these fabrics are produced, or the environment in which fashion pieces are made.
Ethical fashion is a big umbrella term which covers many different areas within the production cycle of fashion. It can be used to refer to the design, production, working conditions or the environment and the detrimental effects fashion production can have. By choosing ethical clothing, you can be confident that the garments you’re purchasing haven’t been produced in poor working conditions from the farmers that produce the materials, to the factory workers.
Think Of The Planet
I have to be honest, I had no idea that the fashion industry (after oil and gas being number one) is the second biggest polluting industry in the world? That’s a scary statistic. We all need clothes, but the production of fashion is taxing on the planet, so by choosing more sustainable, eco-friendly fashion choices, we are in fact helping the planet. You could look to do more thrifting, and buying pre-loved pieces, or look for materials that are kinder on the planet like organic cotton or bamboo.
Quality = Less Waste
I think we all love Primark for their fast fashion, and low prices but I doubt many of us think about what the knock-on effects are on purchasing these items. One of the big recommendations for sustainable fashion, is considering better quality items. With a view that by purchasing something a little better quality, it’s more likely to last longer and helps to reduce unnecessary waste, which links back to thinking about the planet again.
Fast fashion brands don’t produce products which are meant to last, as they have a view that you’ll then be likely to buy more, but sustainable brands can give you better quality items, which are kinder to the environment and have a healthy supply chain unlike the fast fashion retailers.
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