“How can a product that needs to be sown, grown, harvested, combed, spun, knitted, cut and stitched, finished, printed, labelled, packaged and transported cost a couple of Euros?” Li Edelkoort asked, comparing fashion’s supply chain to slavery. “On the hunt for cheaper deals, volume companies, but also some luxury brands, have trusted the making of their wages to underpaid workers living in dire conditions,” she continued. “What’s more, these prices imply the clothes are to be thrown away.
What can you do?
Off course, like we promote: wear, repair and share what you have like it’s a treasure! Whether in a capsule wardrobe, simplified, d.i.y. or more lazy attitude. Surrounding yourself with things you love is always a win-win. Get it vintage or preloved. And when you do want to buy something new? There are a lot of great brands out there, sustainable, fair, eco. Here are 10 of our favourites!