Things you need to know about slow fashion
At first it’s important that you know the meaning about slow fashion. Slow fashion is fashion that will be recognized by the timeless collection of clothing and accessories with a high quality standard. It is the opposite of fast fashion.
Slow fashion is about a conscious way of dealing with clothing or accessories. You will not only look how the piece hangs in a shop but also thing about how the piece was produced and if the piece is timeless. Timeless items are the perfect items for you wardrobe by example a beautiful white blouse or jeans. It’s not only about what fits your outfit but also what suits you as a person.
Fast fashion is known for the mass production of collections, there producing multiple collections every year and the emphasis is on the daily trends. An average fashion trend remains a standard for mostly three years. So its not necessary to change your wardrobe every 6 – 8 weeks.
How do I recognize slow fashion?
When you are choosing to change your wardrobe it’s useful to look at materials that last longer. Materials with a high quality are by example bio cotton, silk, wool and linen. Mostly for fast fashion there is chosen for materials that are cheaper but they do not least as many years as high quality materials. Cheaper materials are by example polyester, acryl rayon and spandex.
You also can look at the zippers and the details of a product to see if it’s slow fashion or fast fashion. Slow fashion characterized by stronger zippers and a finer finishing touch.
The way to slow fashion
Luckily more producers and consumers wants to change the fashion industry from fast fashion to slow fashion. No more mass production and more fashion items that are last longer. In addition more and more attention is being paid of producing items that are sustainability for the environment. But also that the items are produced under humane conditions.
There are nowadays more initiatives that are contributing in their own way and making the clothing industry more sustainable. A few of the initiatives are vintage, fair, green or vegan fashion.
Vintage fashion is a sustainable alternative for fast fashion. Because when you are reusing other people clothes no new resources need to be used and the clothes don’t have to be produced. In the last few years the market has significantly grown in vintage fashion. You can find vintage shops in more places and online is even more upcoming in the last years.
If you want to buy something new you can also choose for fair fashion. Fair fashion has the main focus on producing items under humane circumstances. This may be in a developing country but can also be in the Netherlands.
Green or vegan fashion
More and more people are choosing for a green or vegan lifestyle. Vegan fashion is completely cruelty free. By not using animal products animals will not suffer anymore. It’s upcoming in the latest years and it can be a quite search but fortunately there are more vegan shops online and offline.
Creating a slow fashion wardrobe
When you are interested in slow fashion and the benefits that comes with it you can change your wardrobe to a slow fashion wardrobe. When you want to create a slow fashion wardrobe you buy products that are characterized by durability and high quality. It’s important that you’ll not make any impulse purchases. Impulse purchases are often purchases that are pushed by the fast fashion. They want to sell their collection quick so they can make place for new collections.