“It isn’t enough looking for quality in the products we buy, we must ensure there is quality in the lives of the people who make them.”
-Orsola De Castro.
“Ignorance is always afraid of change.”
Ethical fashion covers the design, production, retail and purchasing of clothing. It ensures fair working conditions, fair pay as well as environmental and animal welfare. It is important to me to bring awareness to how our clothes are made and to the process and the impact each item has on our environment. There are no excuses for ignorance any longer. We buy clothes constantly but do we ever really think where they come from or how they are produced? The impact of our purchases affects a lot of people, often animals and always our environment as a whole. It is worth educating oneself on what it is that makes a brand ethical. Nowadays alternatives to fast fashion are readily available. Imagine you can support a future where ethical clothing becomes a normal social standard and ethical brands have the chance to thrive. Won’t this feel so good? And won’t it feel good to know that your garments have been produced in an environment that is conscious and engaged in the many social issues the fashion industry affects?
Ethical fashion, for the most part, encompasses the entire production from cotton seed to the finished garment, focusing on the fair treatment of the people at every stage of the supply chain. Brands who fall under the ethical fashion umbrella, recognize and respect every single person involved in turning raw materials into wearable clothes hanging in your wardrobe. They ensure safe environments in which individuals are paid fairly for their skills and are appreciated for their talents as human beings . When we support ethical brands we can sleep better at night knowing that we are active citizens that use our spending power to support positive change.