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What Is Ethical Fashion

September 02, 2019

What’s on-trend now and here to stay?

Ethical and sustainable practices. 

 The fashion industry has always been something glittery and attractive but there’s a dirty side to it. And we are breaking up with it. 

Unethical Fashion that is.

Unethical Fashion is like that toxic relationship we keep coming back to. It’s cheap, it’s new, and we need more of it. 

Examples of Unethical Fashion are: 

  • Child labor & Sweatshops

  • Negative environmental impacts

  • Animal cruelty 

So what does Ethical Mean?

Ethical fashion represents an approach to the design, sourcing, and manufacturing. It maximizes benefits to people and communities while minimizing the impact on the environment.

Ethical fashion brands are often known for: 

  • Providing cruelty-free products

  • High quality and long term use of clothing

  • Paying liveable wages to employees

  • Environmentally conscious practices

An ethical fashion label doesn't exploit people for its own financial success. Transparency is key to being considered an ethical fashion brand.

Ethical fashion starts with us.

Ethical fashion is well on the rise and we are here to spread the message! In the name of fashion, let’s join the movement to a sustainable future. 

TIPS ON HOW YOU CAN DO YOUR PART FOR ETHICAL FASHION

#1 Choose Well, Buy Less 

Less is more! At Turquoise Collective, our goal is to provide high-quality pieces that you can wear year-round for years to come. When it comes to shopping, choose pieces you truly love. 

It’s worth considering cost-per-wear. 

Cost of item / # of days you’ll wear it = Cost per wear

Here’s an example, if you wear a pair of $95 sneakers and wear them three times a week over the next year, the cost-per-wear comes to around 60 cents per wear. 

Investing in a small number of high-quality, ethically made pieces rather than a ton of cheap/poorly-made clothes is not only better for the environment but for your wardrobe as well!

#2 DONATE OR RESELL 

If there are some items that don’t “spark joy” anymore, give them to family or friends who would like it better. Donate to small non-profit centers where your clothes can find a new home. 

Apps like Poshmark help you sell your unwanted items and you earn $$$.

#3 SHOP LOCAL

Skip the big-box store and shop small! 

When you shop small at local shops and boutiques, there’s a better chance that the goods you’re buying were made locally or, at the very least, in your own country. Plus, shopping local helps the local economy.

#4 BUY FROM ETHICAL BRANDS

The internet is so helpful to find Ethical Brands. When finding a new brand that you’re interested in, do a quick Google search to find out what they’re all about. If they are transparent about their practices that’s a good sign.

IF YOU LEARNED SOMETHING NEW IN THIS BLOG, LIKE AND SHARE! 

Building a better world together,

Xoxo

-Daniela 




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