Make the planet great again
07 Reasons why Adapting the Slow Fashion Movement can be Your Next Breakthrough
This year has been reflective- focusing on what’s truly important to your personal life and planet, questioning everything, and seeking alignment and apply knowledge was something not to be missed.
Fashion too reinvents itself every day. The industry itself has undergone several changes: from fast fashion to the concept of conscious consumption.
But After All- Why Slow Fashion and for What Purpose?
“Slow Fashion is a commitment to reparative work and regenerative practice, that works to heal the destruction and imbalance caused by capitalism and racism. Actions that promote cooperative, interdependent, and symbiotic relationships with the living communities in the social and biospheres, to safeguard the fragile connection between them and respect their needs and limitations.”
- Georgina Johnson, THE SLOW GRIND
We are at a truly pivotal moment- as we step into 2021, it is time to reflect and ponder, to grasp what we can do better in 2021, for the love of ourselves and the planet.
If you have already decided to take a step ahead to live a consciously driven life, here are 07 reasons to support ‘SLOW FASHION’ as a part of it.
- YOU WILL WASTE LESS, INCREASE MORE CLARITY TO YOUR LIFE
Bye-bye, impulsive purchases! We tend to follow trends and belittling wearing the same dress more than once- what happens to these clothes when we no longer wear?
“Seventy-five percent of the fashion supply chain material ends up in landfills. This amounts to ‘the equivalent of one garbage truck of textiles per second.”
— Pulse of the Fashion Industry 2018 Report
Buying lasting and timeless clothes consciously, you will help to solve one of the biggest issues in the plant- waste reduction, as well as will bring more clarity, peace and will obtain a better state of mental wellbeing.
- YOU WILL CONTRIBUTE TO LESS POLLUTION
Studies say that approximately 4000 million metric tons of Carbon Dioxide being released into the atmosphere, every-single-year! According to the Fashion Revolution, 3781 liters of water are used to make a pair of jeans. If you minimize your consumerism on trending clothes, you will eventually lower your carbon footprint and water wastage, and other consequences of climate change come along in the long and short term.
- YOU WILL BE SUPPORT FAIR WAGES & BETTER WORKING CONDITION OF THE WORKERS
We have heard and witnessed the low wages beyond the average of the workers in the past couple of years. Why would we feed into a system which lacks empathy towards its employees?
Moreover, It is the responsibility of these fast fashion chains to go ahead with transparency- to take accountability for the wellbeing, safety, and compensation of all the workers in its supply chain.
While you adapting to the slow fashion movement, you are demanding fair wages, safety, and compassion for the workers – which will lead to an irresistible change in the coming years within the fast fashion industry!
- YOU WILL BE SUPPORTING ANIMAL WELFARE
Animal cruelty in the fashion industry is nothing new to our ears. To make use of animal parts such as skin, fur, and usage of toxic chemicals on the animals or the environment- and the list goes on. Slow fashion brands that make sustainable clothing supports animal welfare directly, and indirectly. It’s another good reason to support a worthy cause!
- YOU WILL DEVELOP A SENSE OF PERSONAL STYLE
There is far more to fashion than chasing trends. Once you slow down, you will wear your inner self outwardly. You will start to think who you are and will want to portray that person, outwardly.
This will be a different and independent journey for each one of us- may be a process of healing, building awareness of your pattern and thoughts. Eventually, you will come across an authentic you, with a better sense, who will lead a meaningful lifestyle. What is more better and exciting than that, isn't it?
- YOU WILL ADAPT TO MORE MINIMALISTIC LIFESTYLE
If you look around, you will see how everyone is dictating what to choose, what to buy, and the pressure of pleasing is sometimes exhausting and unattainable!
Slow fashion is a great escape yet a good escape to de-clutter yourself and space, which will lead to better mental health, to save more time and money, to be quality conscious, focus on the interests and hobbies better, and getting to know yourself better. Slow fashion will eventually give meaning to every action you take, every purchase you make, which will lead you to a more meaningful minimalistic, and sustainable lifestyle.
- YOU WILL SET STANDARDS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION
One of the great aspects of eco, sustainable, slow-fashion is that you as a pioneer will be setting an example to generations to come. So, let’s be that change that you want to be in the world! This will definitely will make you feel good about yourself, bring you joy and gratitude within you.
the land sprawled its limbs
and said put your feet up
the trees said we will give you life
the air said breathe me in
the earth said
take care of what takes care of you
And we turned our backs on all of them.
- rupi kapur
Throughout this year, if one thing has taught you- let it be ‘Take Care of What Takes Care of You’. Our beautiful PLANET.
Let’s take small steps on our way to the year 2021; to make a little difference, an impactful one.
With love,Amanda Guyes for Absolute