Slow fashion, Eco-freindly fashion, fashion revolution, its all about the same thing really -Capitalism.
The so called “rag trade” is the second largest polluting industry in the world!! This comes in behind fossil fuel energy production, and when you think about synthetic fabrics and what they are made from (petrochemicals) well one could say they are almost one in the same…
From the production and distribution of crops, fibers and garments the fashion industry impacts the environment through the water, air and soil.
Now more than ever we need to be aware of our purchases and who we support through these purchases. Sure you want to buy a bargain, but why waste your money on something that’s only going to last a season or sometimes a few weeks… It is definitely worth saving up for a well made garment made with quality (organic) fabrics, something that will last seasons and generations.
There are a few designers and labels who are incorporating the slow fashion approach into their designs but you don’t have to buy from designers to make sure your clothes will last, and to be honest some cuts are just not for some body shapes, every women has experienced this dilemma in the fitting room.
With that in mind look to your wardrobe for inspiration. Pick out your favourite items, find a maker and get some patterns/garments made. This way you can wear what suits you, with your choice of fabric, made by someone who cares.