To fashion or not to fashion, that is the question? – was that what Mr. Shakespeare said? Well, not quite but you get me, I know you do. No matter how much we all try to deny it, at the end of the day we’ll all end up gushing over the latest trends or particular pieces of clothing we never fell out of love from. And there is nothing wrong with that.
While we are used to having the fashion moguls breathe behind our necks, telling us what to do, what to wear, what bag to buy, what shoes to love, the fashion industry is so broad and so incredibly optional that even if you are not following fashion trends, you end up following them. There is something for everyone, and we love it.
A wonderful thing is that most fashion designers are slowly but surely getting environmentally conscious, trying to include sustainable fashion in their collections and make the world more aware of how important it is to save our planet Earth.
Naturally, not everybody is on board with this mission nor are they looking forward to eventually having to drop all their already set ways just to stay in favor with their environmentally-customers but it’s the price everyone’s got to pay.
If you are not sure why you should be the one to hop onboard with the sustainable fashion, here are some more than good reasons:
The Earth appreciates it
“The fashion industry leaves behind a huge environmental footprint, from the pesticides used in growing cotton and the leached chemicals from the toxic dyes that went into that perfect shade of teal, to the landfill impact of clothes that wear out and the energy required to produce each piece”, explained knowledgeable environmentalists when asked about the impact of fashion on the planet. For this reason it’s become essential for everyone to think before they create, and buy!
Unfortunately, it’s impossible to absolutely pick out fabrics that will be 100% organic and sustainable but making an effort and starting small like opting for fabrics made of hemp or bamboo can trim the amount of carbon given off and chemicals brought onto this planet.
Organic clothes aren’t only the least toxic way to go but they are also of such good quality that you’ll be able to wear it for a few seasons. If you choose a cut that fits your shape perfectly, a chic silhouette and opt for a classic timeless shape and color you will be able to flaunt what you’ve chosen for years to come.
On top of that, stocking up on unnecessary fashions (even if they were made without pesticides) is absolutely unnecessary and by not doing it you are actively reducing waste and cutting back on your consumerism! Don’t be lazy and do some browsing online and ultimately buy online some amazing dresses made out of sustainable, organic fabrics. You’d be surprised what you’ll find!
It’s better for both people and animals
When you see that a particular piece of clothes is labeled Fair Trade Act it means it was not only sweatshop free but that it was produced under safe working conditions and the person who made it earned a fair wage! As for the animals… well, that one is pretty clear – no animal ever gave their skin for those boots or (fur)coat. That’s pretty amazing, right?
This post has been contributed by Cristina Nika Kask
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