'Slow Fashion' and why Black Wagon Kids Boutique Supports it
Donna McClelland·September 15, 2023
The fashion industry produces up to 100 billion garments a year. Up to 92 million tons of clothing end up in landfills each year. Only about 20% of textiles are reused/recycled globally. ... and the statistics go on.
Extending the life cycle of clothing by a further 9 months would reduce carbon, waste and water footprints by 20-30% each.
Buy less, choose well, make it last.
Fashion shouldn’t cost the earth.
Waste isn’t waste until we waste it.
These are statements made by leaders/agencies in the fashion/textile industry.
'Slow Fashion' is an on-going effort to counteract the waste in the textile market. It is meant to slow down the rapid pace of clothing consumption/waste. These designers only produce what is ordered with the intent for consumers to buy fewer, better quality items intended to be passedon, reused, redesigned or recycled. A circular system where today’s fashion throwaways are tomorrow’s raw materials.
Black Wagon Kids Boutique supports the 'slow fashion' movement by purchasing clothing from these suppliers as often as we can. We seek them out. They utilize materials that can be reused/recycled cleanly. We look for quality that lasts for years, then passed on. Mostly organic or natural fibers, produced in ethical conditions where workers are treated and paid fairly.
We are only trying to do our small part...however, as we all are more conscious and act on behalf of our conscience, the world can only change for the better.
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