In the last few years, sustainable fashion has been on the rise. This is a new movement that is taking the world by storm. Thanks to advocates, eco friendly companies, the rising trend of green choices, a better world is being developed.
Here you will find information on what this means, how you can take part on this movement, and how you can continue to educate yourself.
What is Sustainable Fashion?
A brand cannot be 100% sustainable, at least not yet. BUT, we can come very close to it. Green Strategy has the perfect definition as to what this means:
“...sustainable fashion can be defined as clothing, shoes and accessories that are manufactured, marketed and used in the most sustainable manner possible, taking into account both environmental and socio-economic aspects. In practice, this implies continuous work to improve all stages of the product’s life cycle, from design, raw material production, manufacturing, transport, storage, marketing and final sale, to use, reuse, repair, remake and recycling of the product and its components.”
Some brands are able to almost apply all these things to their corporations. Hopefully, one day we will be able to apply everything to all corporations. Earth has taken enough damage.
How Can I Do My Part?
There are many moving parts to sustainable fashion; it creates many ways to support this movement. Here are some:
- On Demand & Custom Made Stores: garments that are made-to-order, tailor-made, and DIY. ANTIDOTE, ARMEDANGLES, and Remake are just some of the many companies practicing this movement!
- Repair, Redesign, & Upcycle: no more throwing away, instead fix it or recreate it to something new.
- Rent, Lease, & Swap: Need a dress and will be a one time use? Don’t buy! Use these alternatives instead. Check out Rent The Runway!
- Secondhand & Vintage: a lot more affordable and unique. Depop, Poshmark, and Mercari are some shops you can check out.
How can I continue to educate myself?
Thanks to the many advocates out there educating consumers, people have began to learn where their clothes come from, who makes it, what materials are used, and how the company is doing their part to reduce waste. Remake, a community who pledged to end fast fashion, has been making a difference by training women leaders around the globe by:
- hosting workshops
- webinars to educate
- inspiring and engaging
- uplifting the voices of communities
It is an amazing place to begin getting informed about this movement and taking action. You can even apply to become an ambassador! It also has information about brands, corporations, movements, and information on the footprint being left on Earth. It is a community where everyone supports each other, educates, and look for ways to improve how we go about production.
Sustainable fashion is an amazing way to support Mother Nature. All together we can make a change. Even if you don’t practice sustainability, changing this small part of your life can make a difference.
There are thousands of videos on Youtube on how to contribute to this kind of fashion. Below is a video that teaches you different ways to design your garments. It is quick, fun, and easy!
Now go into your closet and start creating!
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I appreciate you reading my blog post about sustainable fashion! This is something that I am truly passionate about. Hopefully, I can inspire others to begin this change in their life.
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