Maseru-Sustainable fashion (eco-fashion) worries more than just addressing fashion textiles or products. It states the entire manner in which clothing is produced, who produces it and the life span of a product, before it reaches the landfill. Wear-Aware took a brave step into addressing this topic on Saturday at Cafe What?, where different bodies in the fashion industry shared apprehension and ideas.
In this conversation, subjects like sustainable clothing, repairing and patching clothes, inheriting and using hand-me-downs within ones expanded family and community, buying clothes from thrift stores or donating used clothes to shops for reuse or resale, were looked into.
Additionally, sustainable clothing is defined as fabrics deprived from recyclable resources, such as grown fiber crops or recycled materials. It also refers to how these fabrics are made. Being environmentally sensible towards clothing means making clothes last long, by caring for them, repairing and patching, inheriting and using hand-me-downs within one’s expanded family and community, buying clothes from thrift stores , or donating used clothes to shops for reuse or resale.
Furthermore , prevention of extracting raw materials from the earth by making use of what has already been used, an example being recycling. Thus reducing consumption of water, toxic waste, pesticides released into the environment, and increasing quality. There are many benefits to sustainable clothing, mentioned above are just a few common in eco-friendly discussions, not only to us, but to the earth.
In conclusion, merits of sustainable clothing were also discussed. It was stipulated that maintainable clothing will provide a new market with job opportunities, continuous net flow within the economy, and the reduction of raw materials and scarce resources. Source decrease or reducing the use of raw materials and virgin resources can eventually reduce carbon release during the manufacturing process as well as the resources and carbon emissions that are related to the transportation process.