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.
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.