Clothes are our chosen skin. The clothes we wear depict how we feel about ourselves and what we want to tell the world about who we are. What we wear also tells a story about our history, culture and social customs.
Social norms are how people think of themselves, what they aspire to be like, and how they expect others to act. As for social influence, people are constantly watching other people, and the biggest predictor of purchases is people like you driving that car, wearing that dress, or holding that phone, the choice of your clothing similarly signals and creates the potential for status and for the social influence effect.
Artisanal, heritage craft industries have been eroded, due in large part to mass manufacturing. We risk losing ancient techniques that have been passed down through generations in communities around the world.
Fashion Industry is the second largest pollutant in the world. Synthetic fabrics like polyester, spandex, nylon, rayon, etc. are non-biodegradable. It takes 20 - 200 years to decompose.
Creating Positive Emotions, Not Guilt
Your closet reflects your life, make a conscious choice. Some reasons why to choose conscious fashion.
Fair trade and consciously made products are much higher quality compared to fast fashion pieces. Consciously made products are often made of strong, real, durable materials, and often by hand, making them hold up longer against the test of time.
Consciously made products aren't mass produced, so you are far less likely to find yourself in one of those miserable situations where you are wearing the same thing as your coworker at your work or social Gatherings. It’s Human Nature to look & feel Unique among their peers ! Shopping consciously often times means you will be purchasing unique, artisan made, well-designed, small-batch products versus mass produced clothes.
When you support conscious fashion, you are contributing to a better life for those living in poverty or exploited communities.
“ Demand quality, not just in the products you buy, but in the life of the person who made it.” - Orsola De Castro
- MADE WITH LOVE
You can feel the love in each conscious made piece. Unlike goods that are mass produced, ethically made products are made by human hands in a loving, supportive environment. We believe when you are inviting an object into your home, you are inviting in the energy with which it was made.
- YOUR VOTE COUNTS
" When you spend money, you are casting a vote for the kind of world you want. " - Anna Lappe
So, ask yourself, do you want an ethical world? Cast your vote with your purchases.
Courtesy: Fashion revolution, Forbes on conscious fashion & Collective humanity.