We live in times of Fast Fashion, the quick fashion. Our closets are so full as ever before, constantly New, and if the clothes do not like, they end up in the old clothes collection.
With this behavior we not only damage our wallet: Because Fast Fashion is only possible by starvation wages, chemicals in the clothes and a small shelf life of the goods (you buy new). With each purchase we support such practices – at the expense of the environment.
“I do, but for a long time!”, we say to ourselves. But how exactly it’ll work with a more sustainable fashion? We have a few tips.
How I am Almost Fashion?
Prior to making any purchase you should ask yourself these questions:
How often will I wear this piece?To what occasions I wear it?How long will it keep?How many similar pieces I already own?Is it really necessary to buy the yellow sandals because Yellow is just trendy? I’m going to wear it next year too? You will, after a Time of rain and still look beautiful?
Often we buy clothes that we find as the pieces beautiful, in our body, but then. Maybe you are a little uncomfortable. Maybe they just don’t fit so well with the Rest of the wardrobe. And then you rot away in a corner, although they were actually quite nice.
How do I recognize a sustainable fashion?
There are several seals that show if clothing has been produced in a sustainable way. The main seal:
IVN Best: One of the strictest seal. In the whole supply chain are banned harmful chemicals, and all the fibers must be biodegradable.
GOTS: The abbreviation stands for “Global Organic Textile Standard”. For the GOTS seal qualified, you must be at least 70 percent of the fibers are biodegradable and the production chain of minimum social standards.
Oeko-Text Made in Green: Greenpeace it is one of the strictest in the seals. The chemicals must comply with the most restrictive requirements.
The Bluesign seal of approval is strictly at the chemicals, recyclable, the clothes don’t have to be.
Cradle to Cradle is based on a good idea. All of the materials in the production process to get to produce without waste. The System has many steps and is somewhat opaque.
Which brands produce fair?
H&M, Zara and co. are everywhere. But who stands for fair fashion? Since the App can help “Good On You – Ethical Fashion”, which examined about 2000 brands.