Autumn capsule wardrobe? Here are a few good reasons why we believe you should choose conscious clothing brands for this season.
The temperatures are dropping and the days are getting shorter as we enter this transition period between Summer and Autumn. Now is time to swap your summer clothes for warmer jumpers and fleeces that can be worn for the cold months ahead.
But, have you ever considered curating an Autumn capsule wardrobe? Here are a few good reasons why we believe you should choose conscious clothing brands for your Autumn wardrobe.
Sustainable brands use eco-friendly materials.
Eco- friendly brands use safe materials for clothing, which is important, because these materials sustain the health of soil, ecosystems, and people by using natural farming processes. Susty Wear products are made from organic cotton in order to ensure that our clothing is safe for both the planet and humans. Although eco clothing can be more expensive than fast fashion, due to the use of environmentally friendly materials, we believe the prices are more than fair. This is because these prices take into account labour costs and material prices. Equally, there is a benefit to slow fashion prices, since they encourage the consumer to only buy what is essential, which in turn, promotes a more sustainable lifestyle.
In contrast, fast fashion prices encourage the unethical ‘haul’ culture, leading to unnecessary and wasteful purchases, as 2/3 of clothes end up in landfill. Equally, fast fashion brands create their garments from not only unethical materials, but also harmful ones which can prove hazardous for both the planet and human health. These materials can cause skin irritation for humans and allergic reactions, resulting in ‘textile dermatitis.’
Eco conscious clothing is designed to give longevity.
In Autumn and Winter, there is nothing worse than clothes not lasting. Due to the use of organic and eco-friendly materials, slow fashion clothes are typically much better quality than fast fashion ones and so, last longer. We believe good quality clothing is most imperative during colder months when you want to keep cosy! The longer lifespan of sustainable clothing also means that you will be able to wear the item more than thirty times and be able to keep it for years, enabling you to be truly sustainable in your purchase. This is cost-effective too.
Slow fashion brands have eco initiatives to help the planet and people.
Sustainable fashion brands often have eco initiatives to ensure your purchase will have a beneficial impact on the planet, so at Susty Wear we plant a tree with each order. Yet, during the Autumn and Winter seasons, many slow fashion brands will support charities and give aid to people who will struggle with their living costs in these critical months. This is why Susty Wear partners with factories and suppliers who display socially acceptable practices in their workplace. We work with those who are Fair Wear Certified™ /SA8000 because having safe working conditions and fair wages are central to achieving environmental and social justice.
These are just a few things to know that can help you understand why buying from eco conscious brands this Autumn is important. What else would you like to learn about sustainable fashion? Let us know!
(If you would like any additional information on our eco conscious practices and principles, please see the ‘sustainability’ section on our website.)