9 common myths about ethical and sustainable fashion

9 common myths about ethical and sustainable fashion

by Kathie Palumbo, CNN

This article was produced by CNN’s editorial team in a partnership fashion style Revolution, an international non-profit votes for a clean, safe fair, transparent, accountable, and the fashion industry.

Eco buying a consicous brands is the best way to capture the style sustainability. You think that they do not end up in your online returns. Thus, in the study of the form of luxury is at work does not necessarily prevent the use of the fast.

Such misconceptions about morals can be sustained once the action will keep consumers from taking his life, when it comes reasons. Here, after nine stories, each common achievements.

Myth: Buying the “eco-conscious” or “sustainability” is the best way to reduce your fashion brands on;

The reason why truth, a trace of that of the foot, and the best way to reduce your fashion be worth the price to buy it. To get the most out of your current, or by means of the middle of the mountain of the garments they were mending their old, tattered rags, and the merchandise of the love of the items in the apparel of his pieces restyling, wearied with their friends, or swaps (post-pandemic). If you want to buy a new item to try to find a second-hand. Some companies offer the program to repair and Patagonia’s “Worn any, help tired or resell items. Researching sustainability brands helpful, but to buy something new is the last option, not the first.

A tale of lust bring more sustainability than the fast fashion

FACT: Spending money to secure the luxury of patience. Some houses fashion, including Burberry, have staged a “neutral itself, shows and soccer now are entirely his claims, neither pleasure. Stella McCartney has been working on for a further year greener practices many fashion brands to sign the UN charter air activity use to reduce by 30% the collective bananas 2030. however, the luxury fashion industry is still work to do. the report released early this year in order to renew special in the online showrooms, weeks are really reveals how unsustainable fashion, for example. in measuring means that the tracks of fashion buyers from 2.697 retail firing of 5.096 ready-to-wear designers on the international fashion weeks over a 12-month period, the report found that about 241,000 thousands of tonnes (265,657 US tons) of CO2 (or equivalent greenhouse gases) is let out as a small country that does not have enough energy to light 42,000 homes for a year.

Fabrics are more expensive and less likely in the garment workers among the victims

The Truth, the factory have many of the same premium and which, and the fast of the middle of the price to the price levels to be produced in the act of fashion, and sending. This means that the worker has the right to situations in which work can be exploitative, regardless of price point. What more need be, the cloth is enough to guarantee that the price does not break the occupation, and that makes the production of a small amount of the total fraction of the cost of so much labor and costs.

MYTH: Donating old clothes to clean out your bedroom sustainability

It is true as long as they receive the alms of your substance, and the thrift of the treasures of his clothes, has made, or sells it, he will be part of the garments in the regions of the end of which is a negative impact of the place is the boring boring on this side of the market, nor the resale of the landfill. Only 10% of clothing given to thrift stores sold understood. The US ships were only a billion pounds per year on clothing used in other countries. Africa receives 70% of the global once clothes.

A 2016 research project entitled “Dead Man white robe” Kantamanto found in the market once the largest in Ghana, 15 million items are unloaded per week. 40% of the team, after a report of a garments did she use to be stopped, and running over, as is the case with himself, and threw it in the landfills and the waste to bale out the water, and the bottom of Guinea, and I will burn in Accra is allowed.

MYTH: Faces which promote sustainability sustainability

FACT: “Sustainability” Greenwashing buzzwords and other things would not be able to abuse, to attract consumers on the impact of the environmental, covetous, and to reduce the on the planet. Search engine fashion Lyst reported in 2019 that saw a 75% increase compared with the previous year with sustainability-related search terms. “Rating of objective criteria and sustainability fashion that failed’s McKinsey Saskia Hedrich told CNN. And to aspire to that by recycling materials or neither, is not always enough. “With sustainability spaces is a broad array of matters in a very fragmented fashion store chain is often consuming more fully what” sustainability “really means.”

MYTH: Most clothes can be recycled

FACT: Books can be difficult to recycle, in part because of how it’s done. For one, many fabrics are made of blends (cotton and a polyester, for example), the material is separated if there is to be turned into a new garment. In the US, 14% less than thrown away clothing and shoes end up being recycled. However, “recycling” can also be broken down into the streets, “downcycling” and “upcycling” diversity of matter. No order is reached, the fibers are often used for home Downcycled clothes and blankets. In Europe, less than 1% of collected is actually recycled into clothing in new garments in the ring Series.

MYTH: It is not cheap it’s not worth it to repair clothes.

Veritas: ut sit ibi item fashion Reficientes ad ieiunium quod pretium illud est, sed observatio et simul essent in vicem conventus vestimentis optimum est facere aliquid potes ad redigendum ipsum vestigium pedis vestri. A little girl, too, need to learn how to carry out the You can as repairs as his own, and to return to the house of the expense of another, between the and replacing the buttons, zippers are fixing broken to pieces, the store had plenty of seams and pants, resewing has been resolved.

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Stories of online returns are to be resold to other customers

But your returns might end up in a landfill and incinerated. It is often cheaper for the societies, and ran again to the mind, and repackage them, out of what is useful with the items contribute to cheapening analysis: that they are unwilling, for the fear of them had the nature of deviation, damaging to the process of exclusion of a sign does not of his own life. In 2019 a CBC report this practice, pointing out that the volume has also increased by 95% of online returns in the past five years.

Myth: inscribed in the directory tag from the region of a garment,

But the multitude of your clothes, and all series tag can not reveal them to go into labor. “Your label does not tell you where in the world the cotton that is cultivated, where the fiber is the Lord could make threads, where the yarn woven into the fabric (or) where the dead and printed,” assert more conflict reputation , how to get a Fashion and revolutionary. “” I do not tell you in this thread, colors, zips, buttons or other features of the beading. “to encourage label with the transparent bands in their store, Fashion Revolution has been pushed you? , users #whomademyclothes hashtag to tag brands selfie visible on clothing tags.

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