Slow Fashion

The fashion industry is among one of the most wasteful, unethical, and environmentally harmful industries contributing to almost 10% of global carbon emissions per year. The two most common fabrics used in clothing are polyester and cotton. Polyester is a non-renewable, petroleum-based fabric that takes centuries to decompose. While the production, dying, and finishing of cotton require lots of water and released lots of pollution. Additionally, the textile industry is infamous for its exploitative labour practices and working conditions.

Much of this trend has been exacerbated by fast fashion. A business model characterized by its trendy, mass-produced, and cheap prices with brands like Zara and H&M leading the charge.

Slow fashion is the antithesis to fast fashion. According to here are a few characteristics of slow fashion:

A few other slow fashion tips I’ll add:

August 8, 2023

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