What does sustainability have to do with fashion? A lot, it turns out. The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries worldwide, and many fashion brands are starting to take notice. Sustainable fashion is more than just using eco-friendly materials; it's about creating clothes that will last, supporting fair labor practices, and reducing waste throughout the supply chain. Here's why sustainability matters in fashion, and why it matters to us!
The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world
It's no secret that fast fashion is one of the most polluting industries around the world. If you step back and think about it, it makes sense; fast fashion produces clothing items in an incredibly fast-paced cycle to meet big demands. This means that fast fashion requires a lot of energy, water, and chemicals to support high production rates, which result in disastrous environmental impacts from toxic chemicals, factory waste production, air and water pollution and so on. With thousands of resources being used for fast fashion production every day, it’s no wonder why this industry is one of the top offenders when it comes to environmental pollution – a problem we can't ignore any longer if we want to protect our planet’s future.
The average person throws away about 80 pounds of clothes each year
To make matters worse, the average person throws away about 80 pounds of clothing each year! While most of these items may be donated to thrift stores, quite a bit of it still ends up in landfills, joining the ever-growing pile of waste we accumulate. If each one of us takes a stand to reduce our yearly clothing waste, we can make a big difference to the planet.
The true cost of fast fashion
Fast fashion makes it easy to keep up with the latest trends at a fraction of the cost, but buyers beware: fast fashion is not as inexpensive as it appears. While fast fashion may seem like a great deal when purchasing something new, you may spend much more money in the long run due to the low quality and fast replacement cycle. Furthermore, fast fashion has an incredibly detrimental effect on the environment. From chemicals in dyes to synthetic materials used in production processes, fast fashion generates vast quantities of pollution. Taking the time to purchase higher quality garments that last longer is worth considering both for your wallet and the planet.
We believe in investing in higher-quality pieces that last for a lifetime
At Eavolu, we believe consumers can start making smart investments in their wardrobe by investing in high-quality pieces that can last for years, if not decades. Of course, this means some initial research and occasionally spending a little more… but it pays off! Making the right choices now guarantees timeless fashion at its finest without breaking the bank every season.
Thankfully we're not alone in our thinking. Sustainable fashion is quickly becoming the industry standard, with fashion brands making a conscious effort to reduce waste, use fewer resources (including how we pack and transport our products), and support fair labor practices while producing clothing items. It has a wide range of benefits that can help us protect our planet and make the fashion industry more ethical and sustainable in the long run.
Ethical fashion is empowering communities
Ethical fashion also helps communities in many ways by promoting local economic development, creating job opportunities for marginalized people, providing access to resources such as education and healthcare, fighting inequality between genders and ethnicities; it reduces poverty levels in local communities while also advocating safe working conditions. Whilst Eavolu products are made in the USA, we see the positive local impact we have made in the Greater Los Angeles area.
Ethical fashion has a direct benefit on the lives of people since it provides them with more stable incomes. It also enables women’s empowerment thanks to its inclusion of female artisans in production processes that often would not be afforded without this kind of assistance. Moreover, ethical fashion encourages self-expression among artists who bring their own ideas into the market that could never be replicated using machines or mass production methods. In addition, sustainable clothing increases public awareness regarding global climate change while helping conserve natural resources like water or energy which is critical for preserving our planet's health in the long run. It's a win-win across the board for everyone.
Eavolu's vision is to revolutionize the fashion industry and make it more sustainable and ethical. We do this by working hard to create beautiful, sustainable clothing that you will love for many years, not just this season. Browse our complete collection and discover Eavolu today. Be part of the change!