It hardly crosses your mind how much that cute dress you’re buying online or shuffling through in a store impacts the earth or influences climate change. Apparel making usually happens through several processes, where it’s common to use harsh many chemicals that cause considerable industrial water pollution globally.
This is exactly why brands and buyers both need to be a part of the solution, your decision to go for ethically made dresses may go a long way in helping to conserve and protect the environment, people, and animals. But first things first, knowing what Ethical Fashion is important for you to buy better.
WHAT IS ETHICAL FASHION?
Ethical fashion is an all-inclusive term describing products, processes, activities, and actors (policymakers, brands, consumers) aiming to achieve a carbon-neutral
fashion industry, built on equality, social justice, animal welfare, and ecological integrity.
In recent years, sustainability in fashion has become a buzzword, not just because designers and creators are giving more importance to making clothes that are good for the earth, but also because consumers today are taking a closer look at where their clothes come from, favouring clothes that do not harm the environment.
Consumers always have a choice to opt for what they feel attracted to all the while making sure it is ethically made. However, one or two people investing in ethical fashion isn’t going to change the world, which is why everyone needs to get on board. Here’s why you should too.
In addition to treating workers fairly, ethical fashion is based on sustainability and clothes are made through environmentally friendly practices throughout with local, biodegradable fabric that can eventually return to the ecosystem after you have worn it out, reducing the pollution.
HOW CAN YOU SHOP MORE RESPONSIBLY?
It is always more sustainable to use your existing clothes for as long as you can but to satisfy your need for something unique that is you, then buy responsible clothing.
Here are some things that could help you make better choices:
- Choose a brand that has limited collections and doesn’t sell mass-produced clothes
- Look for natural or recycled fabrics
- Learn more about how your clothes were made
- Buy less and buy better, buying better quality clothes, you end up purchasing less and creating less impact
At Couturelabs, we’re committed to making clothes that last, without impacting the environment. You can shop our collection, with no compromise on style or
sustainability here - www.couturelabs.com