Emmy Watson has been a strong voice for sustainable fashion. With sweatshops continuing to exploit textile workers around the world despite decades of efforts to expose their unethical ways, her fight to raise awareness is admirable. Fashion should do more than empower the consumer – it should empower the artisans who make our clothes.
Part Of Being Eco-Friendly Is Switching From Mass-Produced, Inexpensive Clothing & Accessories To Organic, Handmade, Fair-Trade Items
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What is Slow Fashion Movement?
According to Wikipedia, The term slow fashion was coined by Kate Fletcher in 2007 (Centre for Sustainable Fashion, UK). “Slow fashion is not a seasonal trend that comes and goes like animal print, but a sustainable fashion movement that is gaining momentum.”
The slow fashion style is based on the same principles of the slow food movement, as the alternative to mass-produced clothing (also known as fast fashion). Initially, The slow clothing movement was intended to reject all mass-produced clothing, referring only to clothing made by hand, but has broadened to include many interpretations and is practiced in various ways.
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Some examples of slow fashion practices include:
- Opposing and boycotting mass-produced “fast fashion” or “McFashion”.
- Choosing artisan products to support smaller businesses, fair trade and locally-made clothes.
- Buying secondhand or vintage clothing and donating unwanted garments.
- Choosing clothing made with sustainable, ethically-made or recycled fabrics.
- Choosing quality garments that will last longer, transcend trends (a “classic” style), and be repairable.
- Doing it yourself – making, mending, customising, altering, and up-cycling one’s own clothing.
- Slowing the rate of fashion consumption: buying fewer clothes less often.
The slow fashion ethos is a unified representation of all the “sustainable”, “eco”, “green”, and “ethical” fashion movements. It encourages education about the garment industry’s connection and impact on the environment and depleting resources, slowing of the supply chain to reduce the number of trends and seasons, to encourage quality production, and return greater value to garments removing the image of disposability of fashion. A key phrase repeatedly heard in reference to slow fashion is “quality over quantity”. This phrase is used to summarise the basic principles of slowing down the rate of clothing consumption by choosing garments that last longer.
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