Slow Fashion

The “Slow Movement “ is a steadily growing crusade throughout the world affecting food, design, travel, fashion and many other initiatives.  The “Slow Fashion” concept is to change the habits of current globalized mass production.  The mainstream fashion industry relies upon the overconsumption of goods by today’s consumer at a cost to the environment and the supply chain workers.  In an interest of sustainability, the steps to challenge the current situation are to agree to a “slow approach”.  This ideal is to take time ensuring quality manufacturing, give true value to merchandise and consider the correlation with the environment.

Examples of slow fashion practices include:

  • Opposing and boycotting mass produced fashion (AKA “Fast-Fashon” or “McFashion”).
     
  • Choosing artisan products to support smaller businesses, fair trade and locally-made clothes.
     
  • Buying secondhand or vintage clothing and donating unwanted garments.
     
  • Choosing clothing made with sustainable, ethically-made or recycled fabrics.
     
  • Choosing quality garments that will last longer, transcend trends (a “classic” style), and be repairable.
     
  • Doing it yourself – making, mending, customizing, altering, and up-cycling your own clothing.
     
  • Slowing the rate of fashion consumption: buying fewer clothes less often.