Making a difference: Slow Fashion
What we do defines who we are, from the smallest of decisions to life-changing choices. Everything we do is an extension of who we are, consciously or unconsciously. You may not notice but you leave marks wherever you go and with whatever you do. Our expressions are all around us as an abstract form of language, indicating your ideas, behaviors, way of living and how you impact the world around you. From the process of manufacturing a car you drive. To the way you walk. What you wear. To the type of food you choose to eat. Everything we do leaves a mark whether pretty or destructive.
This is where the concept of slow fashion can change the whole perspective of modern lifestyle.
Most of us go on every day with countless thoughts and distractions from what's really important because of the ongoings and influence of the fast-moving modernized world. Never really leaving time to think things through.
Starting with purchasing mass-produced, easily accessible goods to the need to get a new fast car or to buy the newest latest fashion without really thinking if you really need it and what all it really cost, and it doesn't cost just your money.
If you knew you could, would you choose to make a positive or negative impact?
What is Slow Fashion?
It's not only limited to preventing physical damage to the environment. It's also about seeing the bigger picture, thinking before you buy, about respecting people and surroundings, slowing down negative consumption to promote positive consumption. Its about advancing your consciousness.
Slow fashion is essentially a fashion trend, a taste, or style. It's styles are typically modern and focus on comfort, with some showing artisan's influences.
By choosing slow fashion you are promoting positivity.
Slow fashion is a steady eco-friendly movement focused on incorporating eco-friendly methods to produce quality garments. The goal of production is to produce safely to compete with fast fashion while supporting locally made eco-friendly materials and handicrafts from all over the world. Benefiting from promoting alternatives to leather to sustainable weaving techniques or designs, slow fashion is an expression of positive change.
Why waste your earnings on big companies profiting few individuals and supplying their destructive lifestyle? When you can promote purpose, sense of worth and help people with fewer opportunities.
Why buy cold storage clothing made with minimum wage using methods destructive to the environment? When you can buy hand-woven garments made with passion and care for people and their surroundings.
Then why choose fast fashion over slow fashion? The more you promote positivity the more likely it will become standard, making things almost effortless to become sustainable and eco-friendly. By choosing slow fashion you already eliminate one major destructive behavior. By wearing slow fashion, you are wearing change. The difference starts with you.
The Difference Starts with you
Yes , you. No matter how much the companies and corporations seem to be running the modern industries, the true power is within the consumers. Without consumers a business cannot exist. The more the consumers turn to eco-friendly consuming, the more it will be available for everyone. It may not be fast to grab your favorite meal or type of clothing without sacrificing the environment but by starting now with slow fashion you will change the future impact for everyone. The future generation will then impact the world positively.
Start with slow fashion, for a positive and better life for you and everyone around you.