Ethical Fashion – concerns human rights
Ethical fashion is fashion that takes into account the morals of manufacturing. In addition, sustainable apparel is made of fabric and clothing which takes into account the whole production line and supply chain, from pickers of cotton to those who wrap, prepare and distribute. The assumption that behind most sustainable fashion brands, all staff and those impacted by garment manufacturing should be handled equally and fairly is the prevailing mentality.
Modesty wasn’t always fashionable, but a bit of a shift in the fashion industry has taken place over the years. The role of Muslim women bloggers and icons cannot be forgotten when it comes to modest fashion, especially Muslim modest fashion. They paved the way for a more accessible, inclusive, and dare we say, mainstream fashion.
For many Muslim women, it’s part of something larger than fashion to choose to dress modestly. It is based on personal, cultural and religious values that are dear to our hearts to many of us. We believe modesty, on the other hand, comes with ethics and ethics comes with modesty, because they support each other in such a beautiful way that they can’t get in.
The usual priorities of those who produce ethical alternatives to those who like fast fashion are to provide a safe working environment, living wages and a kind and non-abusive working environment.
Here are mesmerizing facts you need to know about Ethical Fashion.
Ethical fashion prevents the use of forced labor, slave labor and child labor throughout the manufacturing process, and ngos may enable retailers and businesses to tag and ensure that healthy and sustainable standards are enforced. Brands not only uphold ethical practices, but also promote and enhance the well-being of the workers they employ, particularly in developing countries. Often included are the incomes of the people who produce the products, such as the planting of cotton crops. That’s why you learn about traditional cotton vs fair trade. If statistics like 250,000 cotton farmers have killed themselves in the last 15 years, worrying over moral clothing are thrust to the forefront of our expectations, springing to our consciousness. We are beginning to consider the depth of the issue and the impact of our consumer choices.
- Cruelty free and vegan practices
Ethical fashion can also be a term that covers cruel and vegan practices, meaning that no animals are harmed or used in the production of clothing. Peace Silk is an example of a vegan fabric; after the moths have emerged and flew away, Peace Silk is produced from moth cocoons, so it does not disturb or kill the moths to be woven into fabric.
Looking at a clothing item is easy, and think it’s always been that way. But unfortunately, there are no t-shirt trees, and there are no shoe bushes. Our clothing begins as a material that doesn’t look like the clothes we put on our bodies.
Ethical fashion considers the impact of using materials, to make clothing. Linen, cotton, polyester, denim; each fabric has a different impact on the environment, and choosing the lesser impact is what ethical fashion is all about.
In China, they say you can tell the popular color that season by the color of the rivers. That makes us sick.
Our clothes are dyed with chemicals and pollutants, to get them that perfect shade of pink, orange, or whatever the celebs tell us is ‘in fashion’. When factories do not responsibly contain and manage their waste, these dyes flow into water ways, contaminating the drinking and bathing water of surrounding villages. Still births, mutations, and other life changing conditions, along with the destruction of plant life and ecosystems, are the repercussions of irresponsible dye use.
Alternatively, ethical fashion describes clothes dyed with natural dyes, closed loop systems, recycling dyes, or no color change at all. The price to humanity and the environment of conventional dyes and processes, just isn’t worth it.
We should bother with ethical fashion, because we’re human. The emotional and mental stress of a cotton farmer, and the conditions of garment factory workers wouldn’t be wished upon our worst enemies; so why do we continue to support it?
We should bother with ethical fashion, because we want to continue existing on this beautiful planet. The rate at which we’re using resources isn’t sustainable for mother earth.
We should bother with ethical fashion, because “there is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness.”- Mahatma Ghandi.
The fast fashion industry has gripped the world with its shiny talons and cheap accessibility. We’re getting used to cheaper and cheaper clothes, new styles every single week, and popping to the shops is a common occurrence no matter what you need. We’re building houses with wardrobes the sizes of bedrooms, and consuming things at a rate which our ancestors would have gasped at. Fast fashion is the issue, and ethical fashion is the solution.