Moving Forward to Slow Fashion
We live in a world today where fast fashion is ruling the fashion world and is being stuffed into our closets. It’s cheap, trendy and easy to discard because you have already worn it to shreds. This fashion model fits todays lifestyle, but with out much acknowledgment, fast fashion is taking a huge toll on our environment and our ethical practices.
Here are a few facts:
“2 billion pairs of jeans are produced every year, and a typical pair takes 7,000 litres of water to produce. For a t-shirt, it takes 2,700 litres of water to make just one – that’s the amount of water an average person drinks over the course of 900 days” http://www.greenpeace.org
“Each year over 80 billion pieces of clothing are produced worldwide, and after its short lifespan, three out of four garments will end up in landfills or be incinerated. Only a quarter will be recycled”. http://www.greenpeace.org
“Americans for instance, consume three times as much as their ancestors did fifty years ago, and they buy twice as many items of clothing as they did twenty years ago”.
“Clothing literally falls apart, meaning that it must be discarded rather than donated or sold to consignment shops”.
“Fashion is the 2nd most polluting industry in the world. What’s #1? Oil. Think about it”.
What To Do:
How do we change this, how do we progress, how do we move forward? As consumers, we must ask the question, “Who made my clothes”.
Slow Fashion is a trend that has been growing internationally for some time and has finally found it’s way to America (Trends always start overseas and find their way to America about 2-3 years after they boomed on the streets of cities such as Tokyo, Paris and London). There are a number of brands, such as SixChel, that are becoming part of the Slow Fashion Revolution. We are creating clothes with thought, individual style and with quality construction. SixChel is ethically Made in America, in Brooklyn to be exact. Our clothes are designed with what modern women want today. We want comfort and ease in our clothes, but we also want to be stylish to look and feel good.
On 24 April 2013, 1,134 people were killed
and over 2,500 were injured when the
Rana Plaza complex collapsed in Dhaka,
Bangladesh. We believe that’s too many
people to lose on one day.
That’s when Fashion Revolution was born.
I encourage you to check out fashionrevolution.org to find out how you can help improve
the fashion industry.
SixChel is working hard to bring you an alternative to fast fashion. We are an ever evolving fashion brand with the desire to make clothes that you need. So we at SixChel are asking you, “What is missing in your clothes today”. Please, send us a comment or concern you may have about the clothes that are missing from your closet and we will pursue each idea to create the right collection for you, today’s modern woman.