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Article: How To Make The Transition To Slow Fashion.

Slow fashion is the future

How To Make The Transition To Slow Fashion.

How To Make The Transition To Slow Fashion:

Let's talk about the transition to slow fashion. First of all, what is slow fashion?

It’s the antithesis of fast fashion. It’s a lifestyle choice that you can make that takes a long-term perspective to fashion that is conscious and mindful. It encompasses an awareness and approach to fashion that considers the processes and resources required to make clothing. It advocates for buying better quality garments that will last longer, and values fair treatment of people, animals, and the planet along the way. (What is Slow Fashion? Good On You)

Change your shopping

The most important thing to do when transitioning towards slow fashion is to change our shopping mentality. It comes as no surprise that most of us shop without thinking about the consequences, so the first step is to acknowledge our behavior and to start making small changes to reverse it.

How do I begin my transition?

1. To begin, you need to look at your closet. Pay close attention to every garment and separate the ones you haven’t worn in over a year from those you wear regularly. Declutter your closet, and resell the clothes or donate to people who are in need. Think about the many jackets you have and that you never use, and picture someone wearing it every day; when doing this, not only are you helping someone but you’re also ensuring additional textile waste won’t end up in a landfill.

2. The next step is research. Make an effort and investigate ethical brands that match your style. Ask questions such as: Where was this garment made, and by who? Are the workers paid fair wages? Is the packaging sustainable? What fabrics are they using? Social media is a great research tool, but use it wisely and be curious about the products that you are interested in purchasing.

3. But don’t stop with brands, you should also ask questions to yourself every time you are about to make a purchase. For example: is this something that I will continue to use over time, or will I get bored of it easily? Seek stylish, timeless pieces that will never go out of style - a good pair of jeans, a white blouse to name a few. Keep in mind that quality is always better than quantity.

4. Another great way to make the transition into slow fashion is to find creative ways to spark joy within your wardrobe and your personal style. Visit thrift stores in person and online, host clothing swaps with your family and friends, or even upscale your own unworn pieces with DIY projects such as embroidery, painting, or dying (if you’re up for it). Continue to find joy in your personal style while evolving your shopping mentality.

The transition to slow fashion is a long process, so don’t be intimidated. This will take time and a lot of effort but at the end you will make a difference for yourself and for the planet. Start with us and see how Humans & Land is trying to change the world of fashion.

Source:
What is Slow Fashion?, Good On You
https://goodonyou.eco/what-is-slow-fashion/

 

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