FASHION: Why We Should Buy Less, Keep Longer & Start Considering Sustainable Fashion.

Sustainability is a word you will have heard by now with a lot people making adjustments in their life to live more green and more environmentally aware. Many people are making changing in the way of diet, recycling and gaining awareness of plastics and packaging. However, have you considered your clothing, where they are from? how much they cost to be made? Or even who is making them? If you haven’t then I urge you to start.

The fashion industry is the second largest polluter after the oil industry and majority of our clothes are produced in developing countries by people who are paid next to nothing, working under terrible conditions and living in poverty. I’m not saying we should stop buying from our favourite stores, but I think we need to buy more consciously and consider where our clothes are coming from. We need to start buying pieces that we can keep, that are made responsibly and with a conscience.

So what can we do to help?

  • Choose fabrics with stricter environmental regulations, like linen, organic cotton and other organic fibres, silk and lyocell.

  • Pick more independent brands who are ethically and responsibly manufacturing their clothes.

  • Buy less good quality clothing and keep longer.

Brands To Look Out For:

  1. Veja

Environmentally friendly sneakers, made with raw materials sourced from organic farming and ecological agriculture, without chemicals or polluting processes.   Veja Trainers £110

Environmentally friendly sneakers, made with raw materials sourced from organic farming and ecological agriculture, without chemicals or polluting processes.

Veja Trainers £110

2. MUD

Mud Jeans work by being part of the circular economy they are creating a world where waste will be reused. At the moment, their jeans consist of between 23% – 40% post-consumer recycled denim.   MUD Jeans £119

Mud Jeans work by being part of the circular economy they are creating a world where waste will be reused. At the moment, their jeans consist of between 23% – 40% post-consumer recycled denim.

MUD Jeans £119

3. Oneself+

Oneself+ is a gender neutral brand devoted to creating beautiful basics, they challenge and stand for breaking boundaries, for positivity and authenticity. We celebrate and fight for diversity, equality and individuality.   No Homophobes Tee $68

Oneself+ is a gender neutral brand devoted to creating beautiful basics, they challenge and stand for breaking boundaries, for positivity and authenticity. We celebrate and fight for diversity, equality and individuality.

No Homophobes Tee $68

4. Reve En Vert

Their curation of designers strives to offer the best in sustainable luxury fashion and lifestyle. They feature fashion lines that use organic materials and fair labour practices.   Reve En Vert Silk Trousers £150

Their curation of designers strives to offer the best in sustainable luxury fashion and lifestyle. They feature fashion lines that use organic materials and fair labour practices.

Reve En Vert Silk Trousers £150

5. P.i.C Style

P.i.C, is consciously designed and lovingly made around the corner in our local London factory. Not only are our fabrics locally sourced, sustainable, organic or select stock material, but P.i.C is never mass-produced.   Kingland Sweatshirt £120

P.i.C, is consciously designed and lovingly made around the corner in our local London factory. Not only are our fabrics locally sourced, sustainable, organic or select stock material, but P.i.C is never mass-produced.

Kingland Sweatshirt £120

6. Finisterre

Their design ethos has always been to build the best and most sustainable product we can. We create product that is fit for purpose, built to last and, wherever possible, that encompasses innovation to deliver a sustainability agenda. Their product is build for the outdoors.   100% Wool Jumper £95

Their design ethos has always been to build the best and most sustainable product we can. We create product that is fit for purpose, built to last and, wherever possible, that encompasses innovation to deliver a sustainability agenda. Their product is build for the outdoors.

100% Wool Jumper £95

Be The Change You Want To Be In The World. 
Gandi

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