Adopting sustainable, ethical fashion is more important than ever, with new statistics showing that in the last two decades clothing consumption has increased five times. There are many severe issues with the fast fashion industry, ranging from poor working conditions and child labour to chemical waste and landfill contribution.
Brands that support slow fashion promote eco methods of production and fair trade employment. By prioritising recycling, using natural fibres such as silk, linen and cotton and swapping chemical dyes for plant-based dyes, they reduce their impact on the environment. Additionally, the slow fashion movement promotes living wages, safe worker conditions and animal welfare.
If you still aren’t sure about sustainable fashion, rest assured that there are tons of stylish, quality items out there. Check out the gallery below to see five of our favourite sustainable brands.