Fashion and Sustainability

Hello I am Alina Thomas an inspired Fashion Designer and Creative Artist. I am fun, outgoing, a fashion guru and visual apparel stylist. I have had a love for fashion since I was a child and doing so I develop my skills by being self-taught in fashion designing and I am a college graduate in Fashion Merchandise my associates to be exact. My goal is to pursue a career in the fashion industry. So I leave you with a quote “Fashion is not just about cloths and accessories it is for the bolder, the chic, the expressionist and which allows you to create your own individual runway “.

In society most consumers never really paid attention to sustainable fashion; slow and fast fashion either in which could improve the environment. Some might not be familiar with the terminology fast and slow fashion. To explain slow fashion is haute couture or really expansive apparel purchased by consumers. Fast fashion is mass production apparel that is purchase at a low price. Mass production is the quantity or huge bundles or bulks. Slow fashion is also the process that is more familiar with quality fabrics like cashmere. Some individuals would say that “fashion is just fashion” or is for “looking good” or appear “finer” to the opposite individuals. However, fashion is more than “I am going out for the night in town and in need of something to wear” or “I am going to this party lets go shopping”. Fashion deals with the perspective of the wearer and to mention the garment itself. Some consumers shop associated with emotion or socialization, but the important factor is to shop according to the garment and construction. First, the consumer would purchase the garment; the consumer must shop not just for emotion, but for the construction of the garment and this can be the embellishments, stitching, textiles, fabrics and hems. Now if you are shopping for organic fabrics the consumer has to go to specific consignment stores or retailers because most don’t carry organic apparel. The perk about organic fibers is that they are good for the environment. Consumer than must understand how to care for the garment this can be located on the garments tags. Learning how to care for a garment can improve the longevity and is a lot of work and lots of money if not done properly. The apparel must be handled very carefully. The wearer can develop a relationship with the garment and doing so this can improve the waste in land fields. A relationship and improving waste can be how you wash, wear, handle and disposal of the garment. Now instead of washing the garment how you want to wash it, wash it the way it was recommended and this is located on the tag of the garment, after wearing or washing the garment it should be placed on a hanger or folded and if disposing of the garment it should be recycled and these are just a few suggestion on how to take care of apparel. Finally, the next time you go shopping don’t think of fashion as just another garment that is going to be added to your closet or to improve your appearance, but to improve the environment, make purchases based on quality and not quantity (fast fashion) and improve your relationship as a wear to your purchased garment. Read garment tags, understand and look at the construction of the apparel and educate yourself. This can help you look great and feel good without the damper on your wallet and banking account; improving the longevity of the garment and your loyalty to fashion.

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