Let’s Talk: Sustainable Fashion

rolls of white cotton fabrics

Hi, besties – let’s talk.

Sustainable fashion, yup that’s today’s blog post topic.

I’m sure we’ve all heard it and know what it means by now, but if you don’t here’s a quick recap – the fashion industry is one of the most wasteful industries in the world and is one of the largest threats to our environment. According to a recent study, “Synthetics Anonymous Fashion brands’ addiction to fossil fuels,” over 67% of major fashion brands contain fossil-fuel-based fibers in their clothes and is estimated to increase by 2030.

In order to minimize the harm of the fashion industry, consumers have been introduced to sustainable fashion, the process of producing clothing items in a way that reduces the release of toxins into the environment and helps better the planet. That can be through the farming process, manufacturing supplies, textile production, all the way to the consumption of a buyer.

Now, why do I want to talk about it? Well, it’s an extremely complex topic and it’s been something I’ve been actively practicing in my own day-to-day life, so I want to share some of the findings and opinions I’ve gathered throughout my research.

I will be making a series of posts discussing each theme more in-depth, but I hope to start a conversation about individuals vs companies, what it means to shop sustainable, overconsumption, thrifting, income limitations, and many other topics that contribute to the overall monster that we call the fashion industry.