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What is Slow Fashion?

Before the industrial revolution, clothing was sourced and produced locally. People bought or made their own durable garments that would last a long time. 

About twenty years ago, that changed. Clothes became cheaper, shopping became a form of entertainment, and the fashion trend cycles sped up.

Fast fashion was not without a cost. Cheap, quick labor typically required poor working conditions. Reducing expenses and quickening production time also cut corners on the environment, including toxic textile dyes that pollute water, resource depletion to grow cotton, and increased disposal of clothing. 

According to Good On You, modern day "Slow Fashion is an awareness and approach to fashion, which considers the processes and resources required to make clothing, particularly focusing on sustainability. It involves buying better-quality garments that will last for longer and values fair treatment of people, animals and the planet."

Some things to look for when shopping for Slow Fashion brands include:

  • Small, independent brands
  • Garments made in the U.S. or following U.S./European labor and environmental laws
  • Fair-Trade certified companies

Slow Fashion Brands To Try

Krochet Kids - Every product is hand-signed by the person who made it

Good Wool (available at Nordstrom) - Environmentally conscious merino wool clothing

Amour Vert - Sustainable fabrics, 97% produced in California

Reformation - Clothing produced in their sustainable factory in L.A.

What slow fashion brands do you recommend?

Eileen Fisher - Classic clothes with sustainable fabrics and practices

What slow fashion brands do you recommend?

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  • Michelle Chang