What is Ethical and Sustainable Fashion?

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What is Ethical and Sustainable Fashion?
by Crave Boutique

What is Ethical and Sustainable Fashion?

March 27th 2019
Do you ever think about where your clothes are made, what they are made of and how this affects the environment and the people that make them? Ethical and sustainable fashion is a term to describe ethical fashion design, production, retail, and purchasing. It covers a range of issues such as working conditions, exploitation of workers, fair trade, sustainable production, the environment, and animal welfare.This is becoming an increasingly popular topic when it comes to the fashion industry and more and more companies are taking it very seriously. One of our most popular labels we stock SELECTED FEMME over the last 2 years have been working extensively with sustainability and it has transformed into a core value for the brand. They want to be as sustainable as possible as soon as possible. There autumn winter 19 collection, more than half of the collection is made of sustainable fibres and they will continue to increase this year on year.What should you be looking out for to help with sustainability and what are sustainable fibres.There are 3 categories:Organic fibres
  • These fibres are produced without harmful chemicals
  • 100% gmo free
  • All SELCTED FEMME denim and the majority of jerseys are made from organic cotton
Recycled Fibres
  • Made from pre used items such as PET plastic bottles
  • Reduced waste going to landfill
  • Reduced co2 emissions
  • Reduced energy and water consumption
  • Many of Selected femme dresses are made from recycled polyester
Innovative Fibres
  • Cutting edge Technology means that it is easy to use natural resources
  • For example pineapple leaves are used to make a material called pinatrex
  • Tencel is a fabric made from sustainable forested wood pulp
  • Eco Vero are viscose fibres made from sustainable wood and wood pulp.
Many of Selected Femme dresses are made from Tencell and Modal made from wood pulp and Lenzing Ecovero sustainable Viscose.Much of Autumn/Winter 2019 Outerwear is made from recycled wool and polyester and thermore ecodown which is made from recycled pet bottles and 100% animal free.