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:
4. Reve En Vert
5. P.i.C Style
Be The Change You Want To Be In The World.