Our Planet is burning. Our Planet is bleeding. Our resources are becoming less and less and it is urgent we go back to the essentials.
Going back to the essentials touches everything in our daily lives from the way we eat, to the way we go from point A to point B, to our general consumption but it also touches the way we dress.
Mass production is becoming a huge ecological problem. Pollution, waste and High Street brands that produce up to 8 collections a year. Fashion has become the 3rd most polluting industry.
Brands now tend to produce more to make us spend more but with a lesser quality.
Evidently, I am not asking you to stop buying High Street, Premium or Luxury brands but to rather make thoughtful purchases; fashion pieces that will be with you for years and not shoved at the back of your wardrobe, therefore slowing down the pace of mass production.
The second option would be to buy from ethical brands; to buy less but to buy better with a true human ecological work behind it. Brands that are using natural materials, where workers are treated and paid fairly, where children are not used for labor and where women can be reintroduced to the work force in certain countries.
Luckily, more and more designers are now becoming engaged and responsible.
See a list below of different styles, for every tastes, shipping worldwide:
Last but not least, the third option is to buy second-hand!
Choosing second-hand can in fact be considered ethical in many ways because we are recycling! In London, you can find as many charity shops as there are bakeries in France!
In other places, you will find boutiques called “Second-Hand” or “Vintage Shop” that are a little more expensive but completely worth it.
Back in the day, what we used to produce was a much better quality therefore allowing us to find pieces a fraction of the price that lasted us for years.
My message is to simply make baby steps towards a more human and ethical environment, going back to basics and taking care of what we have.
More love x
Translation: Melanie Harlay
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