Can you make your wardrobe more ethical by adding Sustainable fashion? Time for some awareness.
Do you know that the clothes you are wearing have had a long history before it landed in your wardrobe?
One of the aims of sustainable fashion is to make this journey transparent.
Do you know what this term means?
Sustainable fashion is the concept of considering the long-term environmental and social impacts of what we wear each day. The term is hazy so it gives flexibility to shoppers to choose what really matters to them personally.
Sustainable Fashion encourages you to take a minute to think – What matters to you?
In recent years shoppers have realized that there’s far more to the fashion world than what you see at first glance.
This is a good thing, as it has on one had made people curious about what material their clothes are made of;
- who makes them?
- Where was the material sourced?
- What the environmental impact has been?
So what does it really mean for fashion to be sustainable and ethical?
It can mean many things: On the one hand it depends on which practices and policies are adopted by company.
Very few companies can afford do it all (as in, meet all the criteria of an ideal production model), which means that it’s pretty much up to you to weigh the pros and cons and make shopping decisions based on what’s most important personally.
On the other hand it has brought to light the atrocious working conditions, poverty wages, and pollution
that is intimately connected to the world’s garment industry.
It can be very confusing, trying to sort one’s way through the maze of terms and certifications that are all claiming to make fashion a better industry for all.
Recycling is a good way forward
So instead of throwing away that tee shirt you ruined in the wash, could you make it into something? Could it become a cute tote bag, a pillow, a bunch of cleaning rags, or a heating pad through some careful stitches? The idea is what we all learned in elementary school: