Did you know what we choose to wear impacts the environment, the fragile ecosystem, and life on the planet?
The fashion industry now contributes more carbon to the ecosystem than aviation and shipping combined. If you are looking to upgrade your wardrobe this year, why not consider going green with sustainable and ethically sourced fashion options? Here are some factors to consider when choosing a conscious clothing option.
The glamourous side of the fashion industry is visible to all of us. Fashion models walking on the ramp, being photographed for magazines, wearing the most stylish clothes are familiar sights. In today’s digital era, we see influencers and fashion models flaunting their dresses. However, we only get to learn very little about the origin of the clothes they wear and those who make them. The fast fashion industry is heavily lopsided towards unethical business practices. While the big fashion brands earn billions as profits – they hardly spend a fraction of their earnings on the people who make their products. As a result of this greed for profit – the workers suffer. The fashion industry is abundant with stories of modern slavery and exploitation of the workers to the point of misery.
We’re deep-diving into the world of the fashion industry to look at why transparency is needed and how it can be achieved. This article tackles everything from issues with transportation and packaging to the role everyday consumers can play pertaining to transparency.
Cotton is one of the most popular fabrics globally and undoubtedly the one with a long history. Despite its versatility, durability and popularity, cotton takes a lot of labour to satisfy the current demand for cotton. Because of that, the production is often outsourced to developing countries, where labour is much cheaper.
Currently, 100 million rural households in developing countries are directly engaged in cotton production. As these people are essentially powerless in the grand scheme of fashion production, they're left to be affected by any price fluctuations, rising costs of production, or the effects of climate change.
Ethical fashion, sustainable fashion, eco-friendly fashion… These terms represent alternatives to fast-fashion, which has taken over the fashion industry in the last two decades. While they all have many things in common, they each have a distinct definition, encompassing solutions to slightly different problems in the current fashion supply chains.
In this article, we talk about promises and the landscape offered by the ethical fashion industry and emphasise how it seems to be the most all-encompassing alternative to fast fashion.