The clothes you wear make a statement about your sense of fashion and style. They should also reflect your personality. However, they are also an opportunity to showcase your belief in taking care of the planet that everyone shares. Let’s explore fashion trends that are good for the world.
Use Fewer Resources
Fashion fanatics concerned about the usage of the planet’s resources are looking into multiple things they can do about it in influencing the industry. One of them is paying more attention to fashion-on-demand manufacturing, where companies don’t actually make the garments until someone has ordered them. Another aspect of this is buying local fashion that didn’t use fossil fuels for thousands of miles of transportation over continents and oceans to get to their buyers. Another simple way to use fewer resources is to buy second-hand.
Don’t Own It
One thing a number of fashion fans are starting to do is find ways to access fashion without actually owning it. Renting, borrowing, bartering, and trading are all different economic models that still let people get their hands on clothes new to them without actually being permanent owners and part of the consumer-driven economy. From local fashion libraries to community swap meets, people are getting together to take care of their closets and the planet at the same time.
Turning Trash to Treasure
Some manufacturers are making high-caliber polymers and textiles out of plastic waste found in the world’s waters and marine ecosystems. BionicYarn.com is one such organization doing this. Turning one of the world’s biggest sources of pollution into a manufacturing resource can clean up the planet while also keeping good-quality clothes on the backs of people.
While recycling waste into textiles and polymers is a noble effort, there are some doing the reverse by making textiles that are recyclable. For many, fashion is a very seasonal and short-lived thing. There is a definitive market segment that enjoys updating their wardrobe fairly frequently. Now, rather than just throw their old clothes away, they can recycle them so they get used again instead of heading to a landfill.
The fashion industry and broader clothing and garment sectors are incredibly vital components of the global economy. That’s why they also have a serious impact on the world’s resources and environmental conditions. If you’re someone who cares about all of this, then tap into these trends to enjoy both at the same time.