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Slow Fashion Guide - Sustainability and Eco Fashion

Updated: Oct 22, 2023

Slow fashion is a movement and approach to clothing consumption that encourages mindful and sustainable choices. It emphasizes quality, longevity, ethical production practices, and reduced environmental impact. Here's a guide to adopting slow fashion principles: Slow Fashion guide - Sustainability and Eco Fashion

Guide to Sustainability and Eco Fashion
Slow Fashion guide

  • Buy Less, Choose Well:

    1. Prioritize quality over quantity. Invest in well-made, timeless pieces that will last longer and withstand trends.

    2. Choose versatile items that can be mixed and matched to create different outfits.

    3. Consider your personal style and lifestyle when making purchasing decisions.

    4. If you like to know more on how to buy less, choose well and make it last, this is a very good read.

  • Research Brands:

    1. Support brands that prioritize ethical and sustainable practices.

    2. Research a brand's transparency regarding their supply chain, labor practices, fabric choices and environmental initiatives.

    3. Visit our blog Identifying sustainable brands to learn more.

you have the power of choosing sustainably
Research your brand

  • Choose Sustainable Fabrics:

    1. Opt for natural and sustainable fibers like organic organic cotton, linen, hemp, and wool.

    2. Avoid synthetic fabrics that are petroleum-based, such as polyester and nylon.

    3. Be mindful of fabrics that says "Vegan" check it is not plastic, Rayon or other plant based fabrics that pollute the environment.

    4. Here is a great read for Treehuggers if you are interested in knowing a bit more about environmental impact and fabric choice.

  • Second-Hand and Vintage Shopping:

    1. Explore thrift stores (Like our second life partner Thrift for good), consignment shops, and online second-hand marketplaces for unique finds and in the process you will also be giving back to the society and environment.

    2. Buying second-hand reduces demand for new production and extends the life of existing clothing.

  • Mindful Consumption:

    1. Practice the "30 wears" rule: Before buying an item, ask yourself if you can see yourself wearing it at least 30 times.

    2. Avoid impulsive shopping and give yourself time to consider purchases.

    3. The experts guide on online shopping

  • DIY and Upcycling:

    1. Learn basic sewing skills to repair or alter clothing instead of discarding them.

    2. Upcycle old clothing into new pieces or accessories.

  • Support Local Artisans:

    1. Explore local markets (like ripe markets, mint market ) and artisans who create handmade and unique clothing.

    2. Supporting local businesses can help reduce the carbon footprint associated with transportation and supply chain.

Buy locally to reduce the carbon footprint and support creators around you to grow.
Buy local

  • Capsule Wardrobes:

    1. Create a capsule wardrobe with a small collection of versatile items that can be mixed and matched.

    2. This approach reduces clutter, saves time, and promotes more intentional dressing.

    3. Here is how you can build your own capsule wardrobe.

  • Care for Your Clothing:

    1. Follow care instructions to extend the life of your garments. If you are not sure, today we have information available on the tip of our fingers, check it out on google.

    2. Wash clothes in cold water, avoid over-washing, and air-dry.

Try to wash your clothes and dry it with minimal waste of energy.
Sustainable living

  • Educate Yourself:

    1. Learn about the environmental and social impacts of the fashion industry to make informed choices.

    2. Stay updated on sustainable fashion trends and initiatives. New Report from UN Climate Change

  • Advocate for Change:

    1. Engage with brands and retailers by asking about their sustainability efforts and encouraging positive change.

    2. Support policies that promote ethical and sustainable practices in the fashion industry.

Be the advocate for change

By embracing slow fashion principles, you can contribute to a more sustainable and ethical clothing industry while cultivating a thoughtful and intentional approach to your personal style and wardrobe.

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