What is a Slow fashion and why it matters?

We are living in a world that is full of choices. And the trend of renewing things in the name of hacks and tricks, is compelling the fashion audience to turn to their wardrobe, and regenerate those old saggy outfits.

It’s fine to shop for cheap brands, follow fast fashion, and even to shop often. But it is equally necessary to be a conscious shopper. You may be wondering how would you shop slow? 

You can say that the idea of slow shopping somewhere connects with the slow food diet plan, but believe us, it’s about fashion. Slow fashion is the idea of consuming the material, keeping its impact on environment and society in mind.

Slow fashion has many definitions: some say it’s a natural way of living, it’s trendy, purposeful, and some say it is timeless, holistic, and sustainable.

But for us, slow fashion is a better way to outweigh the thought to shop more, neglecting how it affects our nature and environment. Maybe that is why slow fashion is often referred to as ethical and sustainable fashion.

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Beginning with the slow fashion

In recent years, trends have changed. People tend to think about how much and what do they consume. If you want to be mindful, especially when it comes to clothing, here are some tips you can follow:

Spend less

It’s not encouraged that you quit shopping or avoid going for new brands that you like. Spending less means to go for alternative consumptions, not anti-consumption. Consider thrifting, spend only when you need something, and avoid extra expenses.

Before you buy

Compare costs with different online stores for a specific product. Go after sustainability and quality, instead of quantity and delicate stuff, and consider purchasing from local small brands.

Things you don’t consider often

It may be the case that you like your old dresses, accessories, shoes, etc. but if you are not using them, then instead of shunning them off, try recycling, repairing them or donate them to the needy.

Why slow fashion matters?

It is because of fast fashion. It not only affects our environment but in the production of these goods, excess of material is consumed. An average T-shirt is produced from 400 to 600 water gallons that more or less equals to 10 full bathtubs. A whopping 18,00 gallons of water is used to produce a single pair of jeans.  (Who would have been thinking when buying them?)

Many people only donate stained or ripped clothes.

It is better to opt for sustainable and environment-friendly clothing, as this practice will help you save some of your precious bucks.

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