Slow fashion has become a popular movement in the fashion industry. The movement takes into account ethical, eco-conscious, and sustainable efforts. Unlike fast fashion brands, slow fashion brands take conscious efforts in their decision-making. They value human rights, animal rights and the sustainability of our planet.
The Makings of a slow fashion brand
- Made from sustainable, high quality materials
- Focus on timeless rather than trends
- Have a max of 2-3 collections per year
- Often found in smaller, local, boutiques as opposed to chain enterprises
- They are transparent; they value their employees
For so long, I’ve been stuck with the mentality that clothes are disposable. I got caught up feeling like I needed something new to wear everyday. I felt pressured by all the pics, hauls and try on sessions I saw on IG. Have you ever felt this way? It was as if posting a picture of the same piece was strictly forbidden. And, oh boy, what an awful mentality to have.
I heard of slow fashion but never really did the research because, honestly, I didn’t really want to. And then, I did. The detrimental impacts are, in lack of a better word, incredible. In an ethical, economical, and environmental standpoint, fast fashion has made a stand and I don’t want any part of it. If you haven’t watched The True Cost, a documentary on Netflix, it is a great resource to guide you through the ugliness of the fast fashion world.
My goal is to be conscious. I want to invest in pieces I cherish and style over and over again. I buy pieces that make me happy. So why not show off all the ways it brings me joy? You’ll be seeing a lot more repeats to show how I get the most out of all the pieces I invest in. I want to inspire all of you to see your clothes as enduring, as opposed to single-use items
I’m not perfect, though I strive to be my best self, and I know this isn’t something I can change in a week. I haven’t purchased any clothing in a while and plan on investing on staple pieces. I am also making a conscious effort to only partner with sustainable brands I trust and want to share with you all.
Are you part of the slow movement? Will you join me?
21 Ethical & Sustainable Fashion Brands to Check Out
- Outdoor Voices
- Thought Clothing
- Eileen Fisher
- People Tree
- Back Beat Rags
- Whimsey + Row
- Elizabeth Suzann
What I’m wearing
Top (size 4): The Clean Silk Short-Sleeve Notch Shirt from Everlane
Shorts (size 6): Everlane patch pocket short
Sneakers: Huaraches (similar model here)