Continuing my ethical clothing journey: Pt. 2: Fast Fashion

21.4.15

To check out my first post about my ethical clothing journey click here.

After a few months of not buying anything new, I have bought a few second hand things, I have been realizing the main problem about garment production today...



I think the #1 thing that needs to change is a switch from "Fast-Fashion" to "Slow-Fashion." Instead buying just for the thrill of getting something new, I should become a more conscious consumer. Using what I have, making things myself, buying second-hand and only when I must, buy new things. It also helps a lot if the items are versatile, high quality, and will last.

The table below is a nice little guide for when I do need something new for my wardrobe.

image courtesy of Sarah Lazarovic.

In addition to trying to find local sources for ethically made fashion, I've began collecting some resources for Ethical Fashion for Men and Women on Pinterest, if you'd like to check them out.

I don't want you to feel guilty and I don't want to feel guilty. I just want to be more conscious with my purchases and really buy things that I love and that will last.

Thanks for reading.

Do you have any thoughts or resources about where to start in a ethical fashion journey?

Cheers,

Anna

*I found an interesting short series about 3 Norwegian fashion bloggers who went to Cambodia to experience the fast-fashion garment making factories called SWEATSHOP.  It's a pretty powerful peek into what some of the sewer's lives can look like. It also gives a bit more of an idea of what a "living-wage" could look like.

2 comments

  1. Well, for someone dressed in old clothes you look stunning!

    I love that you take the time to think about how you affect those around you. You put it so eloquently,
    ( read:not preachy ) your decision isn't based on guilt, but rather an informed one with a little more thought put into your purchase.

    Great Post. Also love your note to Maslow.

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  2. Where I live is almost impossible to find second hand shops :( Most of the shops and boutiques here sell asian clothes, those clothes you could see their low quality. And you know it will only last one year in a good condition (or less).

    I try to use all my clothes, and if I don't like them or they don't feet me anymore, I try to give them to someone else (family, friends or donation) or give them a second life with some upcycling.

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