Is Gucci Sustainable Fashion? Are Designer Brands Sustainable At All?

Is Gucci Sustainable Fashion Are Designer Brands Sustainable At ALl

is gucci sustainable fashion? are designer / luxury brands sustainable at all?

what is sustainable fashion?

The Sustainable Fashion movement aims for sustainability in the fashion industry, strongly opposing Fast Fashion, a terrible business model that produces 10% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and 20% of global wastewaters, polluting our rivers and seas. This planet-killing business practice is also responsible for the buy-n-throw and excessive consumerism culture that pollutes our soil and waters with tons of textile waste, as 85% of all Fast Fashion garments are thrown each year.

Sustainable Fashion differs from Slow Fashion in the path it takes to achieve sustainability in the fashion industry, while Slow Fashion focuses more on clothes that are produced with slower manufacturing cycles, fair tradeand supporting smaller businesses, while also caring for the sustainability and quality of its garments, Sustainable Fashion puts a little more weight in the ecological impact of its clothes, using organic, recycled materials like organic ring-spun cotton and other environmentally-friendly biodegradable materials.

At the end of the day, all these anti-fast fashion movements want to achieve the same thing, they just differ in the path they take and on what they consider more important. For example, Ethical Fashion focuses more on the welfare of textile workers, who are exploited in the Fast Fashion industry with inhumane wages and terrible working conditions, many times reaching modern slavery.

can luxury designer brands be sustainable?

We all know that designer and luxury brands are made for people with a higher purchasing power or with poor spending habits and financial education at least. The thing is, this higher price makes people think the items are much higher quality or even sustainably made. Well, this doesn’t have to be the case.

We first have to understand why the price of luxury brands is so high. The reason is that the customer doesn’t pay for the material, for the design per se nor for any other thing, the customer pays for the status that the item gives them, for the extensive marketing that the brand has paid in order for the item to be considered luxurious.

Another thing is that people believe luxury brands are making unbelievable tons of money when that is not true. For example, Dacia, a middle-class-oriented car company, makes way more money than Lamborghini, a brand that does not need to be explained in detail. Luxury brands don’t make a lot of money, that’s because even though they sell items at an enormous price, not many people purchase their products to make them earn a lot.

So, what does this mean, are luxury brands sustainable or not? Well, it depends a lot. Luxury brands are the same as any other brand, just that they may have a higher profit margin on each of the products they sell. For some companies, this means creating more sustainable products and treating the workers a lot better, for others means doing just above the industry average, you have to look into each brand to know the full picture.

In conclusion, while designer brands usually earn a higher profit margin on each of their products, they don’t make a lot of money and you can’t know if they are sustainable or not until you have researched them closely. Now we will talk about one of the most famous luxury brands in the market, so stay put.

Can Luxury Designer Brands Be Sustainable Fashion

is gucci sustainable fashion?

Gucci is one of the most well-known luxury brands in the world, and its products are usually made from quality materials. So having this in mind, is Gucci Sustainable Fashion or is it just Wacky Fashion? We shall see…

Well, investigating a little deeper into the brand, one can see that it is actually trying to be more sustainable, setting up realistic goals, and actually doing something to meet them, unlike a brand that we know of… *ahem*, we’re talking to you, ZaraIt also uses some recycled and fairly sustainable materials for its products and is slowly removing the most polluting parts of its production processes.

One thing that Gucci does not do right is their animal treatment, as many of their products use animal products like leather or fur, for example. So this is a place where they could improve their sustainability, although the responsibility also comes to the consumer as well who decides to wear animal parts or not.

Regarding the treatment of workers, it could be way worse but is not as bad as other brands. They are not as transparent as Sustainable Fashion brands but also not secretive as Fast Fashion brands either. They are in some kind of limbo when it comes to their sustainable practices.

Overall, Gucci is not bad, it is definitely better than fast fashion brands, and infinitely better than ultra-fast fashion brands like SHEIN. But overall it is not a good choice either when it comes to sustainability if you have the kind of money (and terrible spending habits) to buy Gucci, you should buy real Sustainable Garments instead, which are way better to „brag about” than overpriced designer clothing.

when luxury brands are not sustainable at all

There are also luxury brands that do not even care about the consequences of their practices on the environment and society even though they could do something to improve this.

As we have said before, we can’t give you all the names and a fully objective rating of their sustainability, for that you should do your own research and find out, which is not really hard, like, just use Google or something.

We have, however, a few tips that we have talked about in our previous blog posts, that can help you determine whether a company produces sustainable clothing or wacky fashion, one of the most important things to look for is transparency, if a brand does everything right, it shouldn’t try to hide information from its customers.

Overall, don’t ever think that a luxury brand makes higher quality products, or that they make sustainable products, this does not have to be the case, and in most cases, it isn’t. And also, don’t be spending your hard-earned money on luxury products, it’s just stupid, you’re better off buying a bunch of sustainable fashion garments anyway. As Warren Buffett said, „Price is what you pay, value is what you get”.

When Designer Luxury Brands Are Not Sustainable At All

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We hope you now know something more about Sustainable Fashion and luxury brands, it was a pleasure researching and making this information available to you! Don’t forget to read our other articles or Joining Our Community in order to receive news every now and then about the Sustainable Fashion community!

We are thrilled to teach people all around the world 🙂 Also, did you really know what Fast Fashion really is and its terrible consequences for the environment, the planet, the workers, society, and the economy? Do you know exactly what the Slow Fashion or Sustainable Fashion movement is? You should really take a look at these articles about this forgotten and unknown but very urgent and important subject, click here to read „Can Fashion Ever Be Sustainable?”Sustainable FashionEthical FashionSlow Fashion or Fast Fashion 101 | How It’s Destroying Our Planet because knowledge is one of the most powerful strengths you can have, while ignorance is your worst weakness.

We also have a big surprise for you! Because we want to give you the right to know us better, we have prepared a carefully dedicated About Us page where we will tell you who we are, what our mission is, what we do, a closer look at our team, and many more things! Do not miss this opportunity and click here to check it out. Also, we invite you to take a look at our Pinterest, where we will pin everyday sustainable fashion-related content, clothing designs, and other things that you will surely love!

Is „Going Thrifting” or Buying From Thrift Stores Sustainable Fashion?

Is Going Thrifting Or Buying From Thrift Stores Sustainable Fashion

is „going thrifting” or buying from thrift stores sustainable fashion?

what really is sustainable fashion?

The Sustainable Fashion movement aims for sustainability in the fashion industry, strongly opposing Fast Fashion, a terrible business model that produces 10% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and 20% of global wastewaters, polluting our rivers and seas. This planet-killing business practice is also responsible for the buy-n-throw and excessive consumerism culture that pollutes our soil and waters with tons of textile waste, as 85% of all Fast Fashion garments are thrown each year.

Sustainable Fashion differs from Slow Fashion in the path it takes to achieve sustainability in the fashion industry, while Slow Fashion focuses more on clothes that are produced with slower manufacturing cycles, fair tradeand supporting smaller businesses, while also caring for the sustainability and quality of its garments, Sustainable Fashion puts a little more weight in the ecological impact of its clothes, using organic, recycled materials like organic ring-spun cotton and other environmentally-friendly biodegradable materials.

At the end of the day, all these anti-fast fashion movements want to achieve the same thing, they just differ in the path they take and on what they consider more important. For example, Ethical Fashion focuses more on the welfare of textile workers, who are exploited in the Fast Fashion industry with inhumane wages and terrible working conditions, many times reaching modern slavery.

what exactly are thrift stores and what does „going thrifting” mean?

A thrift store is one that sells gently used garments and other items at a discounted price, it’s like a second-hand store if you will. Everyone knows what a second-hand shop is, well a thrift store is no different than that.

„Going Thrifting” as you may have guessed, is the act of buying thrift items at the store, nothing more, that’s pretty intuitive. Now that you know this, is there any difference between thrift stores and second-hand stores?

Well, actually yes and many people do not know this. A thrift store sells items that have been donated to a charity, the store is usually run by the same charity, at very low prices, while second-hand shops are just second-hand clothes sold at a higher price than thrift clothes but still low-priced.

The objective of thrift stores is to raise funds for that charity, rather than just satisfying the needs of their customers. A second-hand store as you may know focuses on selling the items, what cash flow of its activity is used for depends on each store.

Now that you know the difference between these two terms, how about we discuss why buying from these stores is considered Sustainable Fashion and the positive impact they have on our planet.

What Exactly Are Thrift Clothes And What Does Going Thrifting Mean

how buying thrift clothes is considered sustainable fashion

There are many reasons why buying thrift clothes is considered sustainable fashion, so we will name a few of them to clear that out. Having said this, here are 5 reasons why buying from thrift stores is considered Sustainable Fashion:

  1. You are supporting charities, as we said before, these stores donate their revenues to a charity, or even charities themselves run the stores. So every time you buy a garment or any other item from here you can be sure your money spent will go to a charitable cause, and the best thing is Uncle Sam won’t be taking any part of that, as these charitable causes are exempt from taxes (So every penny will go to helping others)
  2. You are giving those garments a second life, we have discussed previously how important it is to give clothes a second life, as creating a new piece of garment (Especially Fast Fashion garments) supposes a big environmental impact on the planet. By buying already used, perfectly wearable items you are saving yourself a good amount of carbon footprint.
  3. You will be saving yourself a lot of money, which is a great thing, but it is especially a great thing if we consider that the extra money you have can be spent on improving your habits and achieving a sustainable lifestyle. Remember that a lot of people turn down sustainable practices because they don’t think they can be financially able to pursue them.
  4. You will find great garments that will help you create your capsule wardrobe, you can even find very cute clothes that someone chose to donate that will fit perfectly in your closet, aligning with your style. You can also find pretty weird items but that is just the beauty of it, some people love it, others don’t.
  5. You will develop good habits, both spending habits, and moral ones. You will get more familiar with sustainable, non-fast fashion clothing and with not spending money on things you don’t need or expensive items that could be found elsewhere. These are great habits everyone should have that will improve their lives a lot, both morally and monetarily.

Overall, buying from these charitable stores is a great thing that will benefit you and others in many ways, but there are unfortunately also some cons to buying from these stores, and that is something we shall see next.

cons of buying cheap clothes from thrift stores

We have discussed that buying from thrift stores is a great thing that will benefit both your wallet and our society. But, what are the cons of it? Here are the biggest cons of buying items from thrift stores:

  • You are still contributing to fast fashion, even if you are buying used clothes, giving them a second life, you are probably buying fast fashion items, which, as we discussed in our other articles on the subject, do not stop polluting this planet not even after we’re done using them. So this is something to keep in mind.
  • Should You be a Buyer or a Donor? This is a question you should ask yourself keeping in mind your socio-economic status, these affordable items may be for people with a lower economic status than you, who need affordable clothes more than you. Not saying you shouldn’t contribute, but you should ask yourself if you should better be a donor to these stores and use your money to buy some more sustainable clothes.
  • Sometimes it is hard to know to which charity the money is going, this doesn’t usually happen but sometimes these stores are not so transparent with the public, which is a huge red flag. Always try to choose stores with a great reputation that you trust and know will handle your money in the best way possible.

These are some of the cons of buying from thrift stores, we don’t want to say that you shouldn’t buy from them, but rather keep these three points in mind the next time you are going „thrifting”. One of the big takeaways here is that you should also consider being a donor, not only a buyer.

Cons Of Buying Cheap Clothes From Thrift Stores

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We hope that you have learned a lot today because we did as well. Now that you know all of this about these charitable stores, how about you check out our other articles on Sustainable Fashion or Fast Fashion? We have plenty of those so you can enjoy 🙂

We are thrilled to teach people all around the world 🙂 Also, did you really know what Fast Fashion really is and its terrible consequences for the environment, the planet, the workers, society, and the economy? Do you know exactly what the Slow Fashion or Sustainable Fashion movement is? You should really take a look at these articles about this forgotten and unknown but very urgent and important subject, click here to read „Can Fashion Ever Be Sustainable?”Sustainable FashionEthical FashionSlow Fashion or Fast Fashion 101 | How It’s Destroying Our Planet because knowledge is one of the most powerful strengths you can have, while ignorance is your worst weakness.

We also have a big surprise for you! Because we want to give you the right to know us better, we have prepared a carefully dedicated About Us page where we will tell you who we are, what our mission is, what we do, a closer look at our team, and many more things! Do not miss this opportunity and click here to check it out. Also, we invite you to take a look at our Pinterest, where we will pin everyday sustainable fashion-related content, clothing designs, and other things that you will surely love!

Why Sustainable Fashion Is Finally Going Mainstream And Is It Good News?

Why Is Sustainable Fashion Going Mainstream And Is It Good News

why is sustainable fashion finally going mainstream and is it a good thing?

what is sustainable fashion?

The Sustainable Fashion movement aims for sustainability in the fashion industry, strongly opposing Fast Fashion, a terrible business model that produces 10% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and 20% of global wastewaters, polluting our rivers and seas. This planet-killing business practice is also responsible for the buy-n-throw and excessive consumerism culture that pollutes our soil and waters with tons of textile waste, as 85% of all Fast Fashion garments are thrown each year.

Sustainable Fashion differs from Slow Fashion in the path it takes to achieve sustainability in the fashion industry, while Slow Fashion focuses more on clothes that are produced with slower manufacturing cycles, fair tradeand supporting smaller businesses, while also caring for the sustainability and quality of its garments, Sustainable Fashion puts a little more weight in the ecological impact of its clothes, using organic, recycled materials like organic ring-spun cotton and other environmentally-friendly biodegradable materials.

At the end of the day, all these anti-fast fashion movements want to achieve the same thing, they just differ in the path they take and on what they consider more important. For example, Ethical Fashion focuses more on the welfare of textile workers, who are exploited in the Fast Fashion industry with inhumane wages and terrible working conditions, many times reaching modern slavery.

why is sustainable fashion finally going mainstream?

You already know what Sustainable Fashion is and why we need to stop Fast Fashion. Moreover, if you have read our other articles, you may also know how forgotten this topic is, how most people don’t even know what Fast Fashion even is and how alarming this is. Well, this is starting to change, slowly but steadily, with Sustainable Fashion even making it to Mainstream Media, but, how?

Well, this is primarily because people are more aware than ever of the consequences of their actions on the planet, how we only have one, and the importance of preserving it, both for current and future generations, as well as for other types of unique lives living in this wonderful place we call Earth.

Not only that, but we are seeing somewhat of a „regression to the mean” regarding fashion, for many years fast fashion has been completely forgotten and ignored, even the most aware environmentalists did not even care or know about the fashion industry, and that’s not necessarily their fault, almost no one talked about the subject on any sort of media, so how would they even know?

Only now are we starting to see news on the consequences of Fast Fashion, the importance of Sustainable garments, and how the industry will change in the next years, something unthinkable only a few years before.

Overall, Sustainable Fashion is getting more coverage and more people are becoming informed on the subject, next we are going to discuss how this is going to influence the industry and if it’s good news for the industry or not.

Why Is Sustainable Fashion Finally Going Mainstream Media

is going mainstream good news for the sustainable fashion industry?

Is it good news that the industry is finally making it to Mainstream Media? Well, the short answer is no. Haha, just kidding, of course, it’s great news, for the industry, consumers, workers, and the entire planet! This is exactly what the industry needed to have more chances of beating Fast Fashion.

We have to say that even if it’s finally going to Mainstream Media, it is not talked about nearly as it should be, it is still s subject many people don’t know or even have heard about so there is still a long way to go for this anti-fast fashion movement. The good thing is that it is on the right path.

This is, of course, a big step towards spreading awareness and beating Fast Fashion, and it should be celebrated, as anti-fast fashion activists we all have to make our voices heard and achieve more Mainstream Media coverage, the planet is not going to save itself.

If you have read our other articles you already know that, informing yourself is the best way to beat Fast Fashion, the second-best way? Informing others, because no one is going to adopt a sustainable lifestyle if they don’t know why they should do that or what it means.

At the end of the day, this is great news not only for sustainable fashion but also for the planet, for our society, and for all the textile workers in the world who are now being exploited by the Fast Fashion industry (maybe not in the short term because Fast Fashion is still around and strong, but definitely in the long term).

what we can expect next from sustainable fashion

What’s next? You may ask, well, we can expect the Sustainable movements as a whole to finally become more relevant than they were or are now. The people that are now becoming conscious are not going back to their environmentally destructive lifestyles any time soon, and our society is going to need to adapt to that.

As we have always said, with increased awareness and demand for sustainable and ethical products, more businesses are going to invest in these industries, making their products more efficient and available to the general public, which is great. This is also happening with electric cars, only a few years ago no one wanted to buy them, then people became aware of the carbon footprint a car has, and businesses started investing in this industry, innovating and making it more efficient and accessible, and now an electric car is becoming increasingly more affordable for the general public.

The Sustainable Fashion industry is going down that path too, but the speed at which it will go will depend on the demand for sustainable garments, which, as you know, depends on the level of awareness of the general public. It is the job of the anti-fast fashion activist to inform themselves and others in order to achieve a sustainable fashion industry.

What We Can Expect From Sustainable Fashion Next

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We hope you have learned how the Mainstream Media is going to affect the Sustainable Fashion industry and what the role of the anti-fast fashion activist is in this world. We highly recommend you to check out our other articles on the subject, we have a ton of them, so just sit back and enjoy.

We are thrilled to teach people all around the world 🙂 Also, did you really know what Fast Fashion really is and its terrible consequences for the environment, the planet, the workers, society, and the economy? Do you know exactly what the Slow Fashion or Sustainable Fashion movement is? You should really take a look at these articles about this forgotten and unknown but very urgent and important subject, click here to read „Can Fashion Ever Be Sustainable?”Sustainable FashionEthical FashionSlow Fashion or Fast Fashion 101 | How It’s Destroying Our Planet because knowledge is one of the most powerful strengths you can have, while ignorance is your worst weakness.

We also have a big surprise for you! Because we want to give you the right to know us better, we have prepared a carefully dedicated About Us page where we will tell you who we are, what our mission is, what we do, a closer look at our team, and many more things! Do not miss this opportunity and click here to check it out. Also, we invite you to take a look at our Pinterest, where we will pin everyday sustainable fashion-related content, clothing designs, and other things that you will surely love!

Is Sustainable Fashion Actually Elitist Or Is It BS?

Is Sustainable Fashion Actually Elitist

is sustainable fashion actually elitist or is it all bS?

what is sustainable fashion?

The Sustainable Fashion movement aims for sustainability in the fashion industry, strongly opposing Fast Fashion, a terrible business model that produces 10% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and 20% of global wastewaters, polluting our rivers and seas. This planet-killing business practice is also responsible for the buy-n-throw and excessive consumerism culture that pollutes our soil and waters with tons of textile waste, as 85% of all Fast Fashion garments are thrown each year.

Sustainable Fashion differs from Slow Fashion in the path it takes to achieve sustainability in the fashion industry, while Slow Fashion focuses more on clothes that are produced with slower manufacturing cycles, fair tradeand supporting smaller businesses, while also caring for the sustainability and quality of its garments, Sustainable Fashion puts a little more weight in the ecological impact of its clothes, using organic, recycled materials like organic ring-spun cotton and other environmentally-friendly biodegradable materials.

At the end of the day, all these anti-fast fashion movements want to achieve the same thing, they just differ in the path they take and on what they consider more important. For example, Ethical Fashion focuses more on the welfare of textile workers, who are exploited in the Fast Fashion industry with inhumane wages and terrible working conditions, many times reaching modern slavery.

But you may already know that, especially if you have read our other articles on our blog. So how about we go to the part where we explain why in the world this benevolent sustainable movement is even considered elitist?

why is sustainable fashion considered elitist in the first place?

One important thing to remember is that sustainable fashion does not outsource all of its costs to the environment, the workers, and society as a whole, as it aims to have the minimum impact possible while producing garments. For this reason, its products are more expensive than those of fast fashion’s. All of this is pretty straightforward for now.

Some people argue that this is elitist because only people with more resources can afford to buy sustainable garments instead of fast fashion clothes, while people with fewer resources have to buy cheap, highly polluting fast fashion garments and still feel guilty for it.

Not only that, but other people also argue that sustainable fashion’s customers do not really care that much about the environment and the positive impact they have on the planet, but rather feel morally superior to others, doing good actions so they can brag about it on social media.

These are some of the arguments that want to „prove” sustainable fashion is elitist. Now stay steady because we are going to discuss next how defendable these arguments are and if sustainable fashion is actually elitist at all.

Why Is Sustainable Fashion Elitist In The First Place

is sustainable fashion elitist then?

We have seen some of the arguments that tell us why sustainable fashion is elitist, but what truth is there in these arguments? Are they actually true? Well, as you saw in the title, these arguments if looked at closely are rather more BS than true.

Firstly, arguing that people with fewer resources can’t help but feed the fast fashion giants is not the full picture. Yes, someone who doesn’t have a lot of money, for example, a college student, won’t be spending a lot of money on some 100% organic Himalayan-grown hemp sustainable clothes, but there are better options than fast fashion.

We are not saying you should spend a lot of money on 100% sustainable clothes, but at least avoid the worst options, the ones that have the most environmental and social impact of all. For example, it is much preferable to buy clothes from H&M than from SHEIN (Which is the worst ultra-fast fashion clothing store to ever exist). Like Charlie Munger said: „Invert, Always Invert!” think about what you shouldn’t buy, ever, and avoid those, instead of thinking about the most sustainable options that you cannot realistically buy.

Also, we have to say that how we treat clothes is another big pet peeve that we all need to fix. Many people think of clothes as disposable pieces of cloth that don’t deserve much respect and time, that is why many times we justify buying a $10 iced coffee but not a $30 good-quality t-shirt. Clothes are crucial in our society, and they deserve more respect, we already know the terrible environmental and social consequences not treating them with respect has.

The other argument we have mentioned, that „Sustainable Fashion customers do not care about their positive impact on the world, they just want to show off” is just plain stupid. No, the few people in the world who actually care and buy sustainable garments do not want to „show off”, if they wanted to do it they would just waste their money on a Balenciaga bag or Gucci underwear.

And if people want to brag about their sustainable and eco-friendly life choices what about it? It is better to brag about doing good actions that will make a huge difference in the world than not doing anything at all, right? So this argument has no real foundation, even more, if we consider that sustainable fashion shoppers are people who are already fully aware of the real consequences of our current fast fashion model.

Overall, we can say 100% that Sustainable Fashion is not elitist, and it will become more and more accessible to everyone, especially with the rise of new and more efficient technologies. Let’s now discuss how exactly this is going to happen.

how sustainable fashion is changing

We have discussed why this sustainable movement is not elitist, and the arguments are rather more BS than true. But what is true is that sustainable garments are more expensive than fast fashion ones, but worry does not, because this is going to change not far from now.

How is Sustainable Fashion going to become more affordable in the future? Well, this question has a more simple answer than what might think at first, let’s see how.

Like with any other industry, the sustainable garment industry will get more and more efficient over time, using new techniques and technologies to help improve its productivity. This all comes down to lower prices, better garments, and less environmental and social impact overall.

This happened during the industrial revolution as well, industries were forming and they were very unproductive at first, but over time, they got more and more efficient, using new technologies and techniques… Over the course of the century humanity practically got out of the Middle Ages, and sometime after that we got into the privileged first world era in which we are right now (Not all of us yet, sadly, but still improving.)

Of course, we don’t have to wait a whole century to see really affordable sustainable garments that will replace fast fashion (not even sure there’s that much time to wait), things are changing faster and faster now. A modern-day example is electric cars, they were something out of this world only like a decade ago and today many people are buying competitive and affordable electric cars, in just a decade!

The key thing is that people demanded electric cars, affordable, efficient, and competitive electric cars; so businesses were incentivized to invest in these new technologies and look at them now. The thing with Sustainable Fashion is that a lot of people do not even know what it is and why fashion has to be rethought, if people were really aware of that, the whole picture would change.

How Sustainable Fashion Is Changing For The Better

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Well, that’s it for today, we hope we have cleared your doubts on the subject. As always, we invite you to check out our other articles on the subject, remember that in order to beat Fast Fashion we need to get informed and aware of the subject, so don’t forget to expand your knowledge and spread the word with others.

We are thrilled to teach people all around the world 🙂 Also, did you really know what Fast Fashion really is and its terrible consequences for the environment, the planet, the workers, society, and the economy? Do you know exactly what the Slow Fashion or Sustainable Fashion movement is? You should really take a look at these articles about this forgotten and unknown but very urgent and important subject, click here to read „Can Fashion Ever Be Sustainable?”Sustainable FashionEthical FashionSlow Fashion or Fast Fashion 101 | How It’s Destroying Our Planet because knowledge is one of the most powerful strengths you can have, while ignorance is your worst weakness.

We also have a big surprise for you! Because we want to give you the right to know us better, we have prepared a carefully dedicated About Us page where we will tell you who we are, what our mission is, what we do, a closer look at our team, and many more things! Do not miss this opportunity and click here to check it out. Also, we invite you to take a look at our Pinterest, where we will pin everyday sustainable fashion-related content, clothing designs, and other things that you will surely love!

Sustainable Fashion 101 | Saving The Planet From Fast Fashion

Sustainable Fashion 101 How It's Going To Save The Planet

slow fashion 101 | saving the planet from fast fashion

what is the sustainable fashion movement?

The Sustainable Fashion movement aims for sustainability in the fashion industry, strongly opposing Fast Fashion, a terrible business model that produces 10% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and 20% of global wastewaters, polluting our rivers and seas. This planet-killing business practice is also responsible for the buy-n-throw and excessive consumerism culture that pollutes our soil and waters with tons of textile waste, as 85% of all Fast Fashion garments are thrown each year.

Sustainable Fashion differs from Slow Fashion in the path it takes to achieve sustainability in the fashion industry, while Slow Fashion focuses more on clothes that are produced with slower manufacturing cycles, fair tradeand supporting smaller businesses, while also caring for the sustainability and quality of its garments, Sustainable Fashion puts a little more weight in the ecological impact of its clothes, using organic, recycled materials like organic ring-spun cotton and other environmentally-friendly biodegradable materials.

At the end of the day, all these anti-fast fashion movements want to achieve the same thing, they just differ in the path they take and on what they consider more important. For example, Ethical Fashion focuses more on the welfare of textile workers, who are exploited in the Fast Fashion industry with inhumane wages and terrible working conditions, many times reaching modern slavery.

How to do slow fashion

how the sustainable fashion industry is growing

This sustainable fashion movement is still very small, unfortunately, but the growing awareness of customers about the repercussions of their fashion choices is changing the way the fashion industry is behaving, one step at a time. 

Sustainable fashion has seen a great increase in the last years, with the worldwide ethical fashion market arriving at a value of almost $6.35 billion in 2020, it has expanded at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.1% starting around 2015. The sustainable fashion market is relied upon to develop from $6.5 billion in 2020 to $10.11 billion in 2025 at a CAGR of 9.7%.

This is great news for our planet and our society, however, sustainable fashion is not growing as fast as it is needed to avoid permanent damage to your planet. As we always say here, the biggest weapon we can use to defeat Fast Fashion and achieve sustainability in the industry is knowledge, informing yourself, and spreading awareness of the subject, because only then will customers begin to change their habits for the better.

How Is The Fashion Industry Becoming More Sustainable

the difference between slow, ethical and sustainable fashion

We may sometimes use these terms as similar and synonyms, but in reality, they differ a little bit in their meaning, so it is not accurate to use them as complete synonyms. We will explain right now the differences between them, having said this, here are the differences between slow fashion, ethical fashion and sustainable fashion:

  • Slow Fashion refers to a movement that directly opposes Fast Fashion and all the terrible consequences it has on our world. It promotes high-quality garments made with ethical labor and sustainable materials, in long and realistic manufacturing cycles that do not sacrifice our planet. It searches for small businesses that offer innovation and competitiveness, strongly opposing the buy-n-throw culture imposed by Fast Fashion and unnecessary consumerism.
  • Ethical Fashion is a movement that aims for a fashion industry that prioritizes fair trade and ethical work, strongly opposing inhumane wages and exploited workers in modern slavery conditions that work in the Fast Fashion industry producing cheap low-quality clothes. It also fights for the rights of all the agents involved in garment production, like small vendors and other types of workers.
  • Sustainable Fashion aims for the fashion industry with minimal environmental impact, focusing more on the ecological aspect of the garment and its production process. It prioritizes garments made from organic, recycled biodegradable materials like organic ring-spun cotton. it also searches for more local vendors that do not have to ship items intercontinental, to avoid more Co2 emissions.

These fashion movements may have their differences, but their similarities are much greater, as all of them aim for sustainability and ethicality in the fashion industry. They differ just in the path they plan to take to achieve that, but other than that, they are equally great and they equally oppose Fast Fashion.

Why Is Slow Fashion Expensive?

how is fast fashion destroying our planet?

Fast Fashion was born in the 90s, it is a business model that quickly tracks trends and turns them into clothes as fast as possible that are available for the customers to buy. It uses short manufacturing cycles that are very harmful to the environment and the workers and produces low-quality clothing that makes customers buy more and more, feeding consumerism and the buy-n-throw culture that pollutes our soil and waters with all the disposal that is generated from these thrown garments.

It produces 10% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and 20% of global wastewaters that pollute rivers and seas. Furthermore, 85% of all Fast Fashion garments are thrown in landfills each year, which combined with the fact that these garments are made from harmful, synthetic, and non-biodegradable materials, is a very scary fact. What’s worse, its terrible quality clothes, which are usually made from polyester, decompose leaving microplastics that will further pollute our waters and soil.

And we haven’t even talked about the workers, who are paid inhumane wages and have terrible working conditions, many times being in a semi-slavery state with no working protection at all. All of this is to produce low-quality garments that are so cheap customers have to buy more and more even if they don’t need to just because these clothes are so affordable, which generated the buy-n-throw consumerism culture that is destroying our planet today.

And now you may wonder, what are the most notorious and consumed Fast Fashion brands out there? Well, even if you didn’t ask yourself this question, it is good for you to see with your own eyes which of the brands you may even be a consumer of are guilty of practicing this terrible business practice, you may be surprised, or not. Without more hesitation, here are the most notorious fast fashion brands:

  • The Inditex Group

    We put the whole Inditex fashion group here, which owns brands like Zara or Pull&Bear because they all revolve around Fast Fashion, not only that, Zara is even the pioneer in this unethical business practice and that’s the reason why many people are avoiding buying from them.

  • Primark

    This Irish company is well-known for its extremely cheap (and poor quality) clothes. This is one of the living Fast Fashion examples to avoid. Some time ago they were involved in a scandal where they supposedly used child labor in third world countries, although we can’t and will not confirm that (we prefer not to get a lawsuit).

  • Shein

    This brand takes Fast Fashion to a whole other level, we may even e able to say that they have invented the Ultra-Fast Fashion, selling extremely cheap clothes of dreadful quality by the ton. Their manufacturing cycles last only a few days and they monitor, eveand n create trends 24/7 with their strong social media presence. They have been involved in innumerable scandals which with only hearing one of them should convince you to not buy from them ever. This is a very interesting topic on its own, so we invite you to read our article on SHEIN or Vox’s article about Shein’s Ultra-Fast Fashion model.

  • Mango

    This brand is popular in many countries, and its clothes are worn by many people worldwide. However, its Fast Fashion practices have led them to be part of the Rana Plaza factory collapse which took the lives of many factory workers, which shows the bad working conditions they are in.

  • Urban OutfittersThis fast fashion brand is also known for considering textile workers’ rights as optional and producing cheap fast fashion clothes. Also, worse than that is that they have also been flagged for stealing designs from independent small creators for their own benefit, which is completely unethical.

Sadly, almost all if not all the most popular fashion brands today sell Fast Fashion, not only that, there are others like SHEIN who took destroying the planet into a literal sports race. However, we will see more sustainable Slow Fashion brands in the future, and that is if the customers become informed and aware of the consequences of their buying choices because if they don’t we will unfortunately never see any change.

How to promote sustainable fashion

why fast fashion is still so popular

In the late 90s and early 2000s this new fashion model took over the streets, it became a booming industry in America with people enthusiastically going shopping for bags full of clothes, many of them not even being used. Brands such as Zara, H&M, Topshop, and Primark took over high street fashion and became the new norm in the fashion industry.

The reason this business model is still popular is that consumers like the cheap prices of these garments, which are so low because these fast fashion brands outsource their costs to the environment and their workers, profiting from cheap labor and not caring at all about the environment. These cheap prices also let their customers buy more and more clothes that they do not even need for the simple fact that they are affordable and do not suppose a financial burden for the customer.

The other reason is the marketing superiority these fast fashion retailers have, with campaigns that get to their potential customers and ultimately make them decide to buy their products. Sustainable Fashion brands do not have the resources to compete against them and sadly today there aren’t many people aware of the problem of fashion and why it needs to be changed. This is the reason we write this blog, to try and spread awareness so we can ditch the planet-killing fast fashion and turn to a more sustainable and respectable fashion model.

Extending more on that, sadly today most people don’t even know what fast or slow or sustainable fashion means, why fashion needs to be changed, or that fashion even has a carbon footprint on our planet, which is very bad and actually surprising considering the gigantic impact of this industry on the planet. This is why people should start talking more about it, sharing news and articles on social media to spread awareness, because if we don’t even know what Sustainable Fashion is or why it exists, we will never spend our money on it.

At the end of the day, some people argue that customers are to blame for purchasing Fast Fashion garments and feeding an industry that is feasting on our planet, while others argue that companies are the sole responsible for this great issue in today’s world. In reality, we can’t blame any of them, nor the customer who unknowingly wants to save their hard-earned money by purchasing these garments, nor the company who produces the goods and services necessary for our day-to-day lives and created a more seemingly „efficient” production model (Even Einstein indirectly contributed to the invention of the atomic bomb).

What is to blame is the lack of information regarding this subject, the fact that most people don’t even know about this at all. This is why it is crucial to spread awareness on this issue because if people don’t know what fast-fashion is, we will never come close to ending it!

Is Zara Fast Fashion?

the UN alliance for sustainable fashion

This is a United Nations Alliance for Sustainable Fashion initiative with the intent of achieving a Sustainable Fashion industry that does not compromise our world. This alliance is the result of a growing fashion industry that is causing many problems worldwide that compromise development and the environment, problems that are only expected to grow more and more if something is not done to stop it.

It focuses on coordinating the different bodies in the UN that contribute to the fashion production chain in order to achieve sustainability and especially development in the countries involved in this production chain, a chain which involved 300 million people worldwide and growing.

It also focuses on the environmental impact of the industry and wants to avoid the terrible and permanent impacts the fashion industry will have on our planet. This UN Alliance monitors garments from the raw materials that it contains to their production, distribution, consumption, and disposal, as every one of these phases is very important and can be improved greatly.

Overall, this movement made by the United Nations towards Sustainable Fashion is great, but it could be much greater. If they really take this as seriously as it needs to be taken, they use funding correctly, make a move to inform fashion consumers, and use a type of sustainable fashion consultant to monitor the production process of fashion and determine its sustainability, then this project can greatly succeed, we just have to see if it goes to anything.

Does fast fashion provide jobs

the best sustainable fashion businesses

Now that you know the importance of sustainable fashion industry, we have to give you the best examples of retailers that abide by this sustainable fashion movement, retailers that sell their products online that you can buy right now. Having said this, here are the best sustainable fashion businesses online:

  • Grammar NYC: This beautiful store sells one of the best clothes out there, not only do they use the best quality materials, but they also make their designs with FASHION in mind. The only bad thing about this brand is its price, which is arguably very high, but at least the quality and sustainability match the price greatly. You can visit their store here.
  • Two Days Off: This store uses locally produced, ecological clothes made with recycled materials. They use linen, cotton, wool, and hemp for their products. Like the last one, price is not their strength, but they do offer original and stylish clothing. You can visit their store here.
  • ABLE: This Ethical Slow Fashion Brand has clothing and accessories made fairly by makers around the world. They are taking a big step in the way for transparency in the fashion industry by publishing their wages. Their clothes are more affordable than the other brands but still not as cheap as one would like to. You can visit their store here.
  • Valani: 
    This colorful Plant-based clothing brand creates mostly feminine clothing for a lighter living. Valani’s dreamy garments are made from low-impact fibers like hemp, Tencel, and banana viscose, a bit like Two Days Off. Additionally, the brand uses strategic cutting techniques and reuses fabric scraps to minimize waste. They have really colorful clothes that you should check out here.
  • PLEA: 

    This is our own brand! We too offer sustainable slow fashion clothing that you can buy. We mostly focus on t shirts, hoodies, and accessories, but they’re at an affordable price, and not only that, but we offer customizable clothes, That’s right! You can create a custom t shirt, hoodie, or accessories so we can then make them and sent them to you because we use a revolutionary method that does not involve creating tons of clothes before selling them, we just produce them on command! You can check out our shop here.

To sum it up, we do have a lot of choices literally in the palm of our hands, so there is no excuse other than not having enough money to quit buying Fast Fashion. Either way, if you want to know more about what you can do for sustainable fashion even if you don’t have money, check out how to do slow fashion.

Sustainable Fashion Brands

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Anyway, we hope this article has been of great help and that it added some information you did not know about, we surely learned something too by writing this article! If you want to inform yourself more on the subject, we have a lot of articles on our blog talking about fashion and fashion-related matters.

We are thrilled to teach people all around the world 🙂 Also, did you really know what Fast Fashion really is and its terrible consequences for the environment, the planet, the workers, society, and the economy? Do you know exactly what the Slow Fashion or Sustainable Fashion movement is? You should really take a look at these articles about this forgotten and unknown but very urgent and important subject, click here to read „Can Fashion Ever Be Sustainable?”, or Fast Fashion 101 | How It’s Destroying Our Planet because knowledge is one of the most powerful strengths you can have, while ignorance is your worst weakness.

We also have a big surprise for you! Because we want to give you the right to know us better, we have prepared a carefully dedicated About Us page where we will tell you who we are, what our mission is, what we do, a closer look at our team, and many more things! Do not miss this opportunity and click here to check it out. Also, we invite you to take a look at our Pinterest, where we will pin everyday sustainable fashion-related content, clothing designs, and other things that you will surely love!

Why Sustainable Fashion Matters

Why Sustainable Fashion Matters

why sustainable fashion matters

what is sustainable fashion?

The Sustainable Fashion movement aims for sustainability in the fashion industry, strongly opposing Fast Fashion, a terrible business model that produces 10% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and 20% of global wastewaters, polluting our rivers and seas. This planet-killing business practice is also responsible for the buy-n-throw and excessive consumerism culture that pollutes our soil and waters with tons of textile waste, as 85% of all Fast Fashion garments are thrown each year.

Sustainable Fashion differs from Slow Fashion in the path it takes to achieve sustainability in the fashion industry, while Slow Fashion focuses more on clothes that are produced with slower manufacturing cycles, fair tradeand supporting smaller businesses, while also caring for the sustainability and quality of its garments, Sustainable Fashion puts a little more weight in the ecological impact of its clothes, using organic, recycled materials like organic ring-spun cotton and other environmentally-friendly biodegradable materials.

At the end of the day, all these anti-fast fashion movements want to achieve the same thing, they just differ in the path they take and on what they consider more important. For example, Ethical Fashion focuses more on the welfare of textile workers, who are exploited in the Fast Fashion industry with inhumane wages and terrible working conditions, many times reaching modern slavery.

why sustainable fashion matters

Fast Fashion is responsible for 10% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and 20% of wastewaters that pollute our rivers and soils, it creates tons of textile waste accelerated by the buy-n-throw culture they have created where customers constantly buy clothes they do not need just to throw them after a few wears because of their terrible quality.

It is crucial to stop this terrible business practice for the sake of our future, the future of the earth, and the welfare of the textile workers that are producing its garments in terrible working conditions. And here is where Slow Fashion and Sustainable Fashion come into play, with their mission to end Fast Fashion and achieve sustainability in the fashion industry.

Sustainable Fashion focuses on using organic, recycled, and biodegradable materials to produce its garments, creating higher-quality and sustainable clothes that have minimal impact on our planet. Not only that, it wants to produce clothes with respect to the workers and all the agents involved in the production process.

This is why it is so important because it aims to solve one of the biggest issues we have as a species, avoiding the destruction of our planet and ourselves. Also letting us wear clothes without having to exploit young workers in some places most consumers don’t want to hear about. It’s about humanity and respect, and we don’t even have to go all crazy on Sustainable Fashion, a few good deeds a day makes a big difference in the future. We recommend you check our Slow Fashion 101 to learn more about this subject.

Why Does Sustainable Fashion Matter?

how to do sustainable fashion

Now that we know the importance of this anti-fast fashion movement, you may wonder how you can support it, and how you can change your fashion habits in your day-to-day life that will make a difference. Don’t worry, we have an answer for you, here is how to do Sustainable Fashion even at home:

  • Choose garments made from organic, biodegradable materials, like organic ring-spun cotton, never synthetics or polyester that, although they use less water, never decompose. Low-quality Fast Fashion garments made from polyester can even decay and leave microplastics that end up in our rivers and oceans, so avoid them preferably (unless you recycle them afterward).
  • Choose businesses that ship closer to you, that way you will save time and also Co2 that the international shipping of your product may produce. Although this can be sometimes hard to find, choose the option that is closer to you.
  • Donate Clothes, Fast Fashion garments still pollute our soils when they end up in the landfill, letting harmful toxic materials leak into the soil and potentially into the water, instead of throwing your clothes, you should donate or recycle them. If you want to learn more about this feel free to check Planet Aid.
  • Inform yourself, this is one of the greatest things you can do to stop Fast Fashion, the reason this terrible business practice still exist is that the majority of people don’t even know what it is and why it is bad. And if no one knows what Fast Fashion is, nobody is going to fight against it, that is why knowledge is the biggest asset you can have and no one will take it from you.
  • Spread awareness, this is the best thing you can do after informing yourself because as we said earlier, lack of knowledge is the reason why Fast Fashion is still destroying our planet without consequences. Just by sharing news and articles on social media, and talking about it with your friends, you can make an enormous difference, even some sort of domino effect.

These are the best things you can do to support Sustainable Fashion, as we said earlier, just by doing a few simple good deeds a day you can make an enormous difference in the future. So now you know how you can change your fashion habits for a more sustainable, ethical, and respectful lifestyle.

best sustainable fashion retailers

Now that you know why it is important and how you can begin to change your habits for the better, we will show you the best businesses you can buy from online so you can begin to look up Sustainable Clothing. Having said this, here are the best sustainable fashion brands you can buy from:

    • Grammar NYC: 

      This beautiful store sells one of the best clothes out there, not only do they use the best quality materials, but they also make their designs with FASHION in mind. The only bad thing about this brand is its price, which is arguably very high, but at least the quality and sustainability match the price greatly. You can visit their store here.

 

    • Two Days Off: 

      This store uses locally produced, ecological clothes made with recycled materials. They use linen, cotton, wool, and hemp for their products. Like the last one, price is not their strength, but they do offer original and stylish clothing. You can visit their store here.

 

    • ABLE: 

      This Ethical Slow Fashion Brand has clothing and accessories made fairly by makers around the world. They are taking a big step in the way for transparency in the fashion industry by publishing their wages. Their clothes are more affordable than the other brands but still not as cheap as one would like to. You can visit their store here.

 

    • Valani: 

      This colorful Plant-based clothing brand creates mostly feminine clothing for a lighter living. Valani’s dreamy garments are made from low-impact fibers like hemp, Tencel, and banana viscose, a bit like Two Days Off. Additionally, the brand uses strategic cutting techniques and reuses fabric scraps to minimize waste. They have really colorful clothes that you should check out here.

 

  • PLEA: 

    This is our own brand! We too offer sustainable slow fashion clothing that you can buy. We mostly focus on t shirts, hoodies, and accessories, but they’re at an affordable price, and not only that, but we offer customizable clothes, That’s right! You can create a custom t shirt, hoodie, or accessories so we can then make them and sent them to you because we use a revolutionary method that does not involve creating tons of clothes before selling them, we just produce them on command! You can check out our shop here.

There are more brands out there that you can easily find online, but this is a list of a few of the best ones. Now you know where to get your Sustainable Fashion clothes that are made with ethical labor and fair trade, feel free to give them a try!

Sustainable Fashion Brands

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We hope you have learned a lot today, and that you put this information into good practice. Now that you know how important Sustainable Fashion really is and why Fast Fashion needs to be ended, why don’t you take a look at our blog where we talk about many other related interesting subjects.

We are thrilled to teach people all around the world 🙂 Also, did you really know what Fast Fashion really is and its terrible consequences for the environment, the planet, the workers, society, and the economy? Do you know exactly what the Slow Fashion or Sustainable Fashion movement is? You should really take a look at these articles about this forgotten and unknown but very urgent and important subject, click here to read „Can Fashion Ever Be Sustainable?”, or Fast Fashion 101 | How It’s Destroying Our Planet because knowledge is one of the most powerful strengths you can have, while ignorance is your worst weakness.

We also have a big surprise for you! Because we want to give you the right to know us better, we have prepared a carefully dedicated About Us page where we will tell you who we are, what our mission is, what we do, a closer look at our team, and many more things! Do not miss this opportunity and click here to check it out. Also, we invite you to take a look at our Pinterest, where we will pin everyday sustainable fashion-related content, clothing designs, and other things that you will surely love!

How Is The Fashion Industry Becoming More Sustainable

How Is The Fashion Industry Becoming More Sustainable

sustainable fashion | how is the fashion industry becoming more sustainable?

what is sustainable fashion?

The Sustainable Fashion movement aims for sustainability in the fashion industry, strongly opposing Fast Fashion, a terrible business model that produces 10% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and 20% of global wastewaters, polluting our rivers and seas. This planet-killing business practice is also responsible for the buy-n-throw and excessive consumerism culture that pollutes our soil and waters with tons of textile waste, as 85% of all Fast Fashion garments are thrown each year.

Sustainable Fashion differs from Slow Fashion in the path it takes to achieve sustainability in the fashion industry, while Slow Fashion focuses more on clothes that are produced with slower manufacturing cycles, fair tradeand supporting smaller businesses, while also caring for the sustainability and quality of its garments, Sustainable Fashion puts a little more weight in the ecological impact of its clothes, using organic, recycled materials like organic ring-spun cotton and other environmentally-friendly biodegradable materials.

At the end of the day, all these anti-fast fashion movements want to achieve the same thing, they just differ in the path they take and on what they consider more important. For example, Ethical Fashion focuses more on the welfare of textile workers, who are exploited in the Fast Fashion industry with inhumane wages and terrible working conditions, many times reaching modern slavery.

how is the fashion industry becoming more sustainable?

In recent years, customers have been informing themselves about the repercussions of their fashion choices on our world and the terrible consequences of Fast Fashion on the environment and our society. This has led to an increase in sustainable garments, slow fashion brands, and more, which is great. Not only that, some big brands have even changed how they operate so they can become more environmentally friendly.

Many sustainable fashion brands have been born since then in order to fight Fast Fashion and offer a sustainable and ethical choice for customers. However, these brands are still small and do not have a lot of clients, because customers are not yet informed o the subject and do not turn to Sustainable Fashion because they don’t even know it exists and why it’s so important. Nevertheless, it’s a good start and in the future, the fashion industry is going to become much more sustainable than today, which is strictly necessary if we don’t want to destroy our world permanently.

Big brands, and even Fast Fashion brands, have been making a few changes in the way they operate so they can become more sustainable. However, these changes are usually not enough and in some cases, like Zara, it’s as if they aren’t doing anything, which is something we will going to talk about right now.

How Is The Fashion Industry Becoming More Sustainable Fashion?

what is greenwashing?

This increased awareness in the customers that now seek cleaner, more eco-friendly, sustainable fashion options, is a great thing that is reforming the planet-killing fashion industry, but it has also come with some cons, one of them is Greenwashing, a shameless practice that we will explain in a second.

Greenwashing is a practice in which brands try to look environmentally friendly and sustainable without doing anything regarding the subject, using Sustainable Fashion to their advantage with malicious intent. This is obviously extremely immoral, and yet some brands are doing it without even trying to hide it.

Brands like Zara or even SHEIN, the creator of the ultra-fast fashion production model, are „trying” to greenwash their harmful activities by telling their customers they care about the environment or that they will take measures in the future without any evidence of them even trying to do so. Customers have to be conscious and use critical thinking in these situations and not any brand fool them in that way.

what are some of the best sustainable fashion brands?

However, even with these problems with the sustainable fashion movement like greenwashing, there are a lot of brands who are trying to make a difference by offering customers real options so they can change their fashion habits for the better. Having said this, here are the best Sustainable Fashion brands that you can buy online now:

    • Grammar NYC: 

      This beautiful store sells one of the best clothes out there, not only do they use the best quality materials, but they also make their designs with FASHION in mind. The only bad thing about this brand is its price, which is arguably very high, but at least the quality and sustainability match the price greatly. You can visit their store here.

 

    • Two Days Off: 

      This store uses locally produced, ecological clothes made with recycled materials. They use linen, cotton, wool, and hemp for their products. Like the last one, price is not their strength, but they do offer original and stylish clothing. You can visit their store here.

 

    • ABLE: 

      This Ethical Slow Fashion Brand has clothing and accessories made fairly by makers around the world. They are taking a big step in the way for transparency in the fashion industry by publishing their wages. Their clothes are more affordable than the other brands but still not as cheap as one would like to. You can visit their store here.

 

    • Valani: 

      This colorful Plant-based clothing brand creates mostly feminine clothing for a lighter living. Valani’s dreamy garments are made from low-impact fibers like hemp, Tencel, and banana viscose, a bit like Two Days Off. Additionally, the brand uses strategic cutting techniques and reuses fabric scraps to minimize waste. They have really colorful clothes that you should check out here.

 

  • PLEA: 

    This is our own brand! We too offer sustainable slow fashion clothing that you can buy. We mostly focus on t shirts, hoodies, and accessories, but they’re at an affordable price, and not only that, but we offer customizable clothes, That’s right! You can create a custom t shirt, hoodie, or accessories so we can then make them and sent them to you because we use a revolutionary method that does not involve creating tons of clothes before selling them, we just produce them on command! You can check out our shop here.

These are some of the best small brands, Sustainable Fashion brands that sell their items online. This goes to show that there are still some available options for customers to change their fashion habits for the better. Anyways, as we have said before, you don’t have to go all crazy with Sustainable Fashion, a small change today makes a big difference tomorrow, and the biggest change you have to make is deciding to inform yourself on the subject.

What Are Some Of The Best Sustainable Fashion Brands?

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We hope you have learned something today and that you put this information into good practice, as we just said, the biggest change you have made is deciding to become informed, which is the best step of them all, because only when consumers become aware of this fashion problem will they change their habits for the better ditching the planet-killing Fast Fashion.

We are thrilled to teach people all around the world 🙂 Also, did you really know what Fast Fashion really is and its terrible consequences for the environment, the planet, the workers, society, and the economy? Do you know exactly what the Slow Fashion or Sustainable Fashion movement is? You should really take a look at these articles about this forgotten and unknown but very urgent and important subject, click here to read „Can Fashion Ever Be Sustainable?”, or Fast Fashion 101 | How It’s Destroying Our Planet because knowledge is one of the most powerful strengths you can have, while ignorance is your worst weakness.

We also have a big surprise for you! Because we want to give you the right to know us better, we have prepared a carefully dedicated About Us page where we will tell you who we are, what our mission is, what we do, a closer look at our team, and many more things! Do not miss this opportunity and click here to check it out. Also, we invite you to take a look at our Pinterest, where we will pin everyday sustainable fashion-related content, clothing designs, and other things that you will surely love!

Pros And Cons Of Sustainable Fashion

Pros And Cons Of Sustainable Fashion

pros and cons of sustainable fashion

what is sustainable fashion?

This fashion movement aims for sustainability in the fashion industry, strongly opposing Fast Fashion, a terrible business model that produces 10% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and 20% of global wastewaters, polluting our rivers and seas. This planet-killing business practice is also responsible for the buy-n-throw and excessive consumerism culture that pollutes our soil and waters with tons of textile waste, as 85% of all Fast Fashion garments are thrown each year.

This anti-fast fashion movement differs from Slow Fashion in the path it takes to achieve sustainability in the fashion industry, while Slow Fashion focuses more on clothes that are produced with slower manufacturing cycles, fair tradeand supporting smaller businesses, while also caring for the sustainability and quality of its garments, Sustainable Fashion puts a little more weight in the ecological impact of its clothes, using organic, recycled materials like organic ring-spun cotton and other environmentally-friendly biodegradable materials.

At the end of the day, all these anti-fast fashion movements want to achieve the same thing, they just differ in the path they take and on what they consider more important. For example, Ethical Fashion focuses more on the welfare of textile workers, who are exploited in the Fast Fashion industry with inhumane wages and terrible working conditions, many times reaching modern slavery.

greatest benefits of sustainable fashion

This sustainable anti-fast fashion movement has a lot of pros, a lot of benefits for you as a customer, and for everybody as citizens of planet earth. Having said this, here are the greatest benefits of Sustainable Fashion: 

  • It aims to reduce the big environmental footprint of the fashion industry, which is currently destroying our planet at an accelerated pace.
  • It wants to produce clothes with sustainable, biodegradable materials, reducing the big impact garments make on the environment when they are thrown away.
  • Its garments are much higher quality, making the person wearing them more comfortable and not having to constantly buy new clothes because the other ones became unwearable.
  • Promotes fair trade, without exploiting any workers and vendors in unfavorable positions, improving wealth creation and fighting poverty in the regions that produce fashion.
  • It goes hand-in-hand with Slow Fashion and all the benefits it brings, like supporting small businesses, innovation and competitiveness. If you want to know more about Slow Fashion feel free to read out Slow Fashion 101.

This sustainable movement has a lot more pros that you should consider, and it overwhelms the few pros Fast Fashion may have. However, we just covered one of the most important ones, which can be enough to illustrate why this movement is so important.

Greatest Benefits Of Sustainable Fashion

biggest cons of sustainable fashion

We have seen the biggest pros, but to be fair we also have to look at some of the cons of this sustainable anti-fast fashion movement, which are not a lot but still are, at the end of the day. Having said this, these are the biggest cons of Sustainable Fashion:

  • It is usually more expensive because it doesn’t outsource its costs to the environment and its workers, which is a fantastic thing, but it can be a drawback for some people, but considering it uses much higher-quality materials that last longer, it shouldn’t be a reason to not change one’s harmful fashion habits.
  • The ecological movement can make brands greenwash their activities, portraying themselves as „green and sustainable” when none of those terms correspond to that brand. This sadly happens usually with Fast Fashion brands.
  • This sustainable business model has not been around for a long time and its production is still inefficient, which makes the price higher and its success a little bit harder to achieve.

Overall, there are a few cons that we can mention, but these also have a considerable weight. However, don’t let them scare you one bit, because they can be surely corrected. Regarding the price, you should read our article on why Sustainable Fashion will be affordable.

pros vs cons of sustainable fashion

We have seen the pros, we have seen the cons, all of them have a considerable weight in themselves, while the cons as we said, can be corrected. Now, which is greater? The cons, or the pros? Well, that’s the question we will be trying to answer right now.

You may have seen that there are more pros on our list than cons, and that is because Sustainable Fashion, at the end of the day, is a fashion movement that wants to correct the terrible consequences that Fast Fashion has on our planet, it’s obvious that it is going to have a lot of pros because its main goal is to reduce the great environmental impact the fashion industry has right now, to save the planet, and by saving the planet we save our lives, what can be more important than that right?

Regarding the cons, the main disadvantage is its price, because it uses better, higher-quality and organic materials that have a much smaller impact on our planet, the price is usually going to be higher, and that is because it doesn’t outsource its costs to the planet and the people. This is a problem that can be resolved fairly easily, and that is something we have explained in our article Why Is Slow Fashion Expensive?

To sum it all up, the pros clearly overwhelm the cons, you may pay a little bit more for sustainable garments but the costs the entire planet saves in the future, and the costs you will save by not having to constantly buy new clothes, are much greater. And you don’t have to go all crazy into Sustainable Fashion, just by making a few small changes in your life you can make an enormous change long-term.

Pros Vs Cons Of Sustainable Fashion

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We hope you have learned a lot today because so did we! Even if Sustainable Fashion may have its cons, it is absolutely nothing compared to how bad Fast Fashion is, and as we said, you don’t have to go all crazy with it, a few good deeds a day make a big change in the future, deeds like informing yourself and talking about it with your friends, spreading awareness because the single most effective way of stopping Fast Fashion is knowledge.

We are thrilled to teach people all around the world 🙂 Also, did you really know what Fast Fashion really is and its terrible consequences for the environment, the planet, the workers, society, and the economy? Do you know exactly what the Slow Fashion or Sustainable Fashion movement is? You should really take a look at these articles about this forgotten and unknown but very urgent and important subject, click here to read „Can Fashion Ever Be Sustainable?”, or Fast Fashion 101 | How It’s Destroying Our Planet because knowledge is one of the most powerful strengths you can have, while ignorance is your worst weakness.

We also have a big surprise for you! Because we want to give you the right to know us better, we have prepared a carefully dedicated About Us page where we will tell you who we are, what our mission is, what we do, a closer look at our team, and many more things! Do not miss this opportunity and click here to check it out. Also, we invite you to take a look at our Pinterest, where we will pin everyday sustainable fashion-related content, clothing designs, and other things that you will surely love!

How to promote sustainable fashion

How to promote sustainable fashion

How to promote sustainable fashion

what does sustainable fashion mean?

Sustainable fashion is the movement that wants to end fast fashion and its horrible consequences for the environment, the people, and the economy. It promotes sustainability in the fashion industry, which is one of the biggest polluters of all time.

Fast fashion is responsible for 10% of the world’s carbon emissions, and it releases a great carbon footprint for both of its clothing’s production and disposal. Fast fashion pollutes fresh water in the production of its cheap low-quality clothes with harmful chemicals. It also produces cheap garments made with toxic materials that deteriorate, mostly microplastics, that end up in the oceans when the clothes are washed. It even pollutes soils when the clothes end up in landfills after they failed to keep up with their own trends, releasing harmful dyes, toxic substances, and greenhouse methane gas during its 200 years of decomposition.

Not only that, but fast fashion also takes advantage of vulnerable workers in underdeveloped countries that need to work in horrible inhumane conditions with little to no pay reaching slavery-like conditions, that is what is called modern slavery.

Sustainable fashion aims to produce ethical clothing made with respect for the planet, the people, and the economy with non-polluting production processes and sustainable materials. With its much higher-quality garments, it can even save the buyer some money as there is no need to constantly buy new clothes as much.

does sustainable fashion have to be expensive?

Fast fashion is known for its extremely cheap clothes because it outsources all the costs to the environment, the people, and the economy. Sustainable fashion, as it respects all of these and produces garments ethically, clothes are generally more expensive, sometimes by a lot.

But this doesn’t have to be the case, there are a lot of initiatives to make sustainable clothing more affordable. But the truth is there is somewhat a long way before sustainable clothing can become as affordable as fast fashion while being just as clean or even cleaner. You can learn more about sustainable fashion brands here.

Sustainable clothing is going to become more sustainable when its demand increases, driving more businesses to invest in this ethical clothing model and innovating, creating much cheaper, cleaner ways of producing clothes ethically. The crucial part is for the demand to increase, which will happen only if people start becoming aware of the dangers of fast fashion for our society.

Does sustainable fashion have to be expensive

how to get into sustainable fashion

If you want to get into this wonderful movement, you’re welcome :). What every movement that wants to change the world needs is supporters, a movement is not going to achieve anything if no one fights along with it.

As you may know, fast fashion if unstopped is going to damage the planet permanently, and is one of the biggest polluters of all time. To get into the Sustainable Fashion movement you first need to understand the importance of it and not treat it like a secondary thing.

The most important thing of all is becoming informed, knowledge is power and this isn’t an exception, the more informed you can be on the subject the better, the more tools you have to fight fast fashion. Then, the other crucial thing is to spread awareness, as we said earlier, the more people support a movement, the more chances it has of succeeding.

The most obvious step of all and one of the most important is to abide by your philosophy yourself, you can’t be supporting sustainable fashion if in your personal life you do nothing regarding the main point of it, not turning to sustainable clothes that respect the planet and the people and still buying from fast fashion businesses. Check this article if you want to know more about how to do sustainable fashion.

How to promote sustainable fashion

As we said earlier, spreading awareness is crucial for the achievement of sustainability in the fashion industry. Today, most people don’t even know what fast fashion is or why it’s bad, or even worse, they have never even heard that term, ever.

Our duty as respectable inhabitants of this earth is to spread awareness, and this can be done in many ways, just remember the VSB acronym. The first one (Voice) is very simple, which is simply telling your friends and family about the topic. Telling people you trust is a great way to spread awareness on any deserving matter. 

The second one (Social) is similar to Voice and consists of spreading awareness through social media, whether it’s your Facebook, your Instagram, YouTube… By this method not only can your close family and friends know about this movement but also people from the internet you may not even know! While using this method you should share informative posts, videos, news, that can make people at least informed on what fast fashion is and why sustainable clothing is important.

The third one (Blogging) is what we opted for ourselves. It consists of creating a blog or any internet-related activity that is mainly focused on sustainable fashion and wants to spread information to as many people as possible. This can be extremely effective but also very time-consuming, we think it is totally worth it though.

Having checked all of these VSB’s off your list, you’re now an active member of the sustainable fashion movement, Congratulations! You will be going down to history as one of those people that saved humanity from total environmental annihilation.

how to promote sustainable fashion

summary

We hope you have learned a lot today! We want to congratulate you as always for making the first and most important step towards achieving sustainability in the fashion industry, which is becoming informed and conscious on the subject. We encourage you to try out the VSB’s of spreading awareness on sustainable fashion!

We have prepared a big surprise just for you! A carefully written About Us page where we will tell you who we are, what our mission is, our team, and many more! Do not miss out on this opportunity and check it out here. You can also visit our Pinterest, where we will pin sustainable fashion-related content and clothing designs that you will surely love.

Can fashion ever be sustainable

Can fashion ever be sustainable

can fashion ever be sustainable?

why fashion needs to be more sustainable

With the rise of fast fashion, the clothing industry has become one of the biggest polluters on our planet, producing 10% of all greenhouse gas emissions, evaporating water sources, and contaminating waterways and streams. Furthermore, 85% of all clothing goes to landfills every year. Also washing a few kinds of fast fashion garments sends a great amount of plastic into the sea.

Fast fashion has skyrocketed these numbers by a lot and doesn’t seem to be stopping soon. Not only does fast fashion pollute our planet in many ways, but it also creates very negative consequences to the people in vulnerable positions and to the world’s economy.

Considering all of these factors, it is clear the necessity to make fashion more sustainable than it is, reducing its carbon footprint and stopping fast fashion and its terrible consequences to the planet, the people, and the economy.

what is fast fashion, meaning

Fast fashion refers to the business practice that focuses on making fashion trends quickly and cheaply available to consumers totally disrespecting the environment, the people and the economy in the process.

Its clothes are so cheap because it outsources all of the costs to the planet and people. While also producing very low-quality garments made with polluting and unethical production processes, making the clothes only last from a few weeks to a few months before they become too old, perfect to keep introducing new trends constantly.

Fast Fashion has a colossal carbon footprint for both its production and disposal. Fast fashion clothing creation requires a lot of energy and resources, while it relies upon harmful dyes and different toxic synthetic substances that contaminate new water.

This bad business practice is also commonly known to use underpaid and child labor working in inhumane conditions to produce very cheap clothing, sometimes reaching slavery-like conditions. If you want to know more about fast fashion visit this article here.

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what is sustainable fashion, definition

Sustainable fashion is a movement that wants to stop fast fashion and its carbon footprint, producing high-quality garments with respect to the environment, the people, and the economy.

Sustainable clothing is made with ethical work, paying its employers a decent wage and having them work in human conditions respecting their dignity. The clothes are made with non-polluting materials and processes and are made to last, to avoid unnecessary overproduction and also achieve customer satisfaction at the same time.

This movement is increasingly growing, which is a great thing, but there is still a long way before it can surpass fast fashion. If you want to know more about sustainable fashion visit this article here.

can fashion ever be sustainable?

We already know the horrible outcomes of fast fashion and the movement that swears to stop it, but, Can fast fashion ever be sustainable? As in most cases, there is a simple and a complicated answer to that question.

The short answer is YES! more than ever, people are becoming conscious about the footprint they leave on the planet and the consequences of their actions, with that, a lot of them are turning their back to fast fashion and switching to a sustainable, ethical and higher-quality sustainable fashion instead.

The complicated answer is, we don’t know when it is going to happen yet. Even though it is happening right now and many people are becoming aware, most people don’t even know what fast fashion means and why it is bad, or even worse, they haven’t even heard that term in their lives.

But the war is not lost yet, we are doing our part in spreading awareness about this topic as it is the most crucial thing to achieve in order to stop fast fashion because no one is going to fight against fast fashion if they don’t know what it means in the first place.

As per the affordability of a sustainable fashion industry model, when the demand increases and more businesses start investing in this ethical business model, there will be new innovative, more cost-effective, and cleaner ways to produce sustainable fashion. This is the same for any other industry, but people need to start turning their back on fast fashion turn to sustainable fashion for this process to happen.

Can fashion ever be sustainable

summary

We hope you have learned a lot more about sustainable fashion and fast fashion today and you start applying this knowledge for the best of our world. We want to congratulate you for making the most important step of all towards achieving a sustainable fashion industry! Which is becoming informed and interested about this topic.

The next crucial step is spreading awareness, either by telling your friends or by posting informative content on social media. This is very important as like it was said earlier, people are not going to fight against fast fashion if they don’t know what it is in the first place.

We also have prepared a big surprise for you! A carefully dedicated About Us page where we will tell you who we are, what we do, what is our mission, a look at our team, and many more! Do not miss out on this opportunity and check it out from this link. You can also take a look at our Pinterest, where we will post sustainable fashion-related pins that you will surely love.

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