August 01, 2022
It is no secret that the fashion industry is responsible for (approximately) 10% of global gas emissions. This is why there are more and more people saying goodbye to fast fashion (trendy, mass-produced clothes) and saying hello to sustainable fashion. But what does this term really mean?
Literally, sustainable fashion is clothes that are produced and consumed in a sustained way, meaning that the process protects both the environment and the people who make them. How? By cutting CO2 emissions, not overproducing, reducing waste, using organic materials, and making sure workers are being paid fairly and have safe working conditions.
So, how can you start joining the sustainable fashion movement? We give you some ideas here:
Remember that thousands of garments are being produced every day by large companies. And most of the time these pieces of clothing are made with the worst materials. So the next time you want to buy clothes in bulk, ask yourself, do I really need this? Will this garment survive after a few uses and washes? If the answer is no, you should buy a one-of-a-kind sustainable garment that will persist.
Go online and start researching brands and designers that preach sustainable fashion, like us. Here at Azul Mejicano we pride ourselves on the fact that Oaxacan women use palm leaves to handcraft each one of our artisanal bags, ensuring beautiful, resistant, and quality pieces.
Next time you go shopping, ditch the mall and instead go downtown to visit second hand stores. You will be amazed at the diverse treasures you will find. Besides, there is something beautiful about having a preloved garment in your closet. And the best thing is that no one else will have the same pieces as you!
If you have a formal event coming soon, such as a wedding, graduation, or a premiere, don’t hesitate to rent a nightgown! You will not only help the environment by choosing not to buy, but you also will save a ton of money!
Never forget that behind every dress, hat, or handbag there is a person. So the next time you want to buy a sustainable piece, don’t be afraid to ask the owner who made it. Here at Azul Mejicano we work with admirable Oaxacan women, Sara, Marcela, Alicia, and Wendolyn, who share their talent with the world.
Join the sustainable fashion movement! Start with purchasing one of our bags and donating a little extra to our artisans.
December 15, 2022
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