The contents of your closet not only shape your style and individuality, but also have a profound impact on the planet.
Ethical fashion means a lot of things … ethically designed, upcycled, recycled, sharing, swapping, second hand, locally made, locally purchased from vintage or second hand shops. Words like fair trade – though it might travel far it supports people in marginalized countries to make a living wage, Organic – no pesticides used which supports the earth and worker’s health. The bottom line is to be conscious, ask questions, make thoughtful and sustainable decisions for the earth, and higher quality purchases when you buy new so they last. Support designers and businesses that are supporting you and the planet!
The process of making clothing poses environmental, health, and social justice concerns. Your choices can ensure humane working conditions and labor rights, sustainable and planet-friendly materials, repurposed and recycled materials, safe processing and manufacturing, waste minimization, earth friendly packaging and shipping, and proper recycling and disposal.
Don’t sacrifice style for sustainability
Designers have proven that stylish clothing can be made from sustainable materials like organic cotton, bamboo, hemp, and silk. More big companies are adding eco fashion-forward options to their collections! And, buying local vintage, second hand, and repurposed items are as eco as it gets, lighter footprint and eco-nomical! Check out this link. Check out sites like eBay Green and yerdle.
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