The Real Meaning of Slow Fashion

Lately, we’ve been hearing a lot about how so-called fast fashion is bad for the environment, but once you decide to avoid it and buy more sustainable stuff, you may realize that fast fashion is pretty much everywhere and that avoiding it completely is really difficult.

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🌿 Lola x Paloma 🌿 Un catalogue universel et versatile : cela a toujours été l’un de mes objectifs pour #Apollinepatterns ! Ici, retrouvez une version « mariage civil » de Lola, que j’ai associée à ma jupe « chouchou » de la capsule : Paloma ! Une jupe asymétrique qui découvre les chevilles sur le devant, et donne l’impression d’une traine au dos. Avec des plis creux pour jouer sur le volume et proposer une silhouette plus structurée ! Pour Lola, j’ai utilisé le crêpe de soie ainsi que le ruban de dentelle @atelier27france (au niveau des manches). Pour Paloma, un piqué de coton blanc trouvé chez @stragiertissus. Confidence : si j’avais dû me marier à la mairie un jour différent du mariage, j’aurais choisi cette association ! 🇬🇧 Lola x Paloma 🌿A universal and versatile catalog: this has always been one of my goals for #Apollinepatterns! Here you will find a «civil wedding» version of Lola, which I associated with my lovely pleated skirt Paloma! An asymmetric skirt that reveals the ankles on the front, and gives the impression of a drag on the back. With pleats to play on volume and offer a more structured silhouette! For Lola, I used the silk crepe as well as the ribbon of lace by @atelier27france. For Paloma, an amazing white cotton piqué by @stragiertissus. Confidence: if I had to get married at the town hall on a different wedding day, I would have chosen this outfit 😉 📷 : @cocoegia Merci à @villaroseparis pour l’accueil #apollinepatterns #lamarieeetsesinvitees #jecoudsmarobedemariee #stragiertissus #patterndesigner #weddingdress #weddinggown #isewmyownclothes #slowfashion

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What exactly is slow fashion?

Slow fashion is meant to be thoughtful and intentional. It represents buying garments that will last for a long time, buying second-hand items, and repairing the damaged things instead of throwing them out. It’s the slowest, more difficult way, but the one that will help you end up with more quality and less quantity in your closet.

Until we start thinking about it, going for fast fashion seems like a logical choice. Many stores offer the latest trends at great prices, but there’s always the question of what’s happening in the background. Slow fashion is more eco-friendly and focused on local labor and materials. Fast fashion, on the other hand, uses cheap overseas labor and moves huge quantities of stuff across the planet in order to distribute them to all the stores.

You only need a little bit of research to find a few great slow fashion brands and start switching to this eco-friendly movement.