Say Goodbye to Fast Fashion
It’s time to say goodbye to fast fashion and hello to sustainable fashion trends. We need to slow down and think before we purchase. It’s up to us, the suppliers and consumers, to buy items of clothing that are made to last, to have longevity and style. Start by choosing products that will last for the long term, such as sustainable wool apparel. Make smarter choices when purchasing products and make an effort to buy better quality clothes that can be repurposed, repaired or recycled into something else when they are no longer needed, thus reducing the environmental impact of our fashion choices.
Let’s talk about wool. You may have heard that it’s sustainable, but what does that mean? Well, let’s take a look:
How wool is made.
Sheep are the traditional source of wool, but it can also be derived from other animals. The fleece is removed from a sheep by shearing it with a special kind of blade called a scimitar or razor. The wool is washed and carded to remove dirt and grease, then spun into yarn or yarns for knitted fabric.
How can Wool help against Fast Fashion? Wool is a natural, biodegradable product.
Wool is a natural fibre, and it’s biodegradable. In fact, most wool fibres can be composted within a year or two of being thrown away. That’s because they’re made from the fatty cells in sheep’s hair (and other animals’) bodies—not petroleum!
Wool isn’t just great for your skin (it keeps you warm), but it also makes for some of the most luxurious clothing out there: sweaters, socks, jackets and even scarves can be made from this strong yet soft material. So if you want something that feels luxurious, wool will fit the bill perfectly!
Wool has many other sustainability benefits.
Wool is a renewable resource, and it is biodegradable and compostable. This means that when you wear wool clothing made from sustainably harvested fibres, your body doesn’t have to deal with any nasty chemicals from making it into felt products.
We believe that the fashion industry can be shaped by suppliers and consumers. People nowadays are becoming much more conscious of how fashion impacts the environment and how ethically brands treat people. More brands are moving away from mass-produced clothing to a longer, sustainable model, which will decrease the impact their products have on the environment.
Slow fashion is about buying quality items that last and making more conscientious decisions when buying, trying out new designers, buy less but better. The old saying “you get what you pay for” seems more appropriate now than ever before. Every piece that you buy is just as important as anything else in this world.
As a family business, we are responsible to our customers for providing the highest quality clothes that are made to last. This is why we only source from suppliers who share this same ethic.
That’s all for now, folks! We covered how wool is made and some of its sustainability benefits. We hope you enjoyed this article.