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A quote from a post on Earth Diva's blog "What is Slow Fashion"
"Slow fashion isn’t just a trend that’s resulted from the green movement. Slow fashion is also a mentality. Retailers and designers who embrace slow fashion are doing just that: they’re slowing the pace of fashion, and its negative effects on people and the environment. Slow fashion is also built to last. It uses high quality materials that won’t break down after a season or two. So, customers can keep using it and wearing it for years. It’s fashion built to last."
The term “Slow Fashion” was coined by Kate Fletcher in 2007 (Centre for Sustainable Fashion, UK). "Slow fashion is not a seasonal trend that comes and goes like animal print, but a sustainable fashion movement that is gaining momentum."
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Many individuals are learning to sew, creating their own clothes and accessories, alternatively buying other people's workmanship online, or buying second hand fashion, but how many of us are really shunning away from the high street?
It is apparent there is a movement of worldwide DIY fashionista's. We only need to look at sites such as BurdaStyle, Outapop, DIYFashion, SewRetro, and my second home - Refashion Co-op, not to mention online marketplaces where we can buy handmade fashion garments.
Anything vintage is popular right now, which these days can be categorised into any fashion dating back from the 1990s. A better term would perhaps be second-hand fashion, but who are we to argue when so many individuals are choosing thrift over new?
Are we are seeing a rise against fast fashion? Cheap clothes we now understand utilise essential resources, which are both damaging to the environment, and often made in ethically immoral work (sweatshop) practices.
But are consumers really changing their habits? Will we see our next generation continuing to buy new garments to keep on top of the impossibly fast paced fashion world in which we currently live, or will hand-made and thrift garments be the norm for our children?
What are your thoughts readers?