Slow Fashion

Let’s talk about Slow Fashion.

The New York Times discusses how famous fashion designers are choosing to slow down production time and retail seasonal schedules to focus on Ethical Fashion and the movement towards conscientious living and shopping. For example, offering a seasonless basics line, repeating best sellers, utilizing recycled fibres, lowering water usage for production and lastly ethical production.

By focusing on creating garments that are quality, wearable throughout the year and credibly manufactured, the designers have the clout to make sweeping changes in the fashion industry.

If you think about your clothing as having an actual life, it becomes quintessential to want to take care of it, keep it out of the landfill and find it a new home. The life of a garment is a lovely way to visualize your clothing moving on to a new owner.

I love seeing consignors visit the shop and see their clothing integrated into the shop. The ability for a consignor to trade their gently preloved clothing for “new” clothing is a win/win for our environment and pocketbook.

Read the Atlantic article here

Thistle & Wren focuses on providing quality preloved articles alongside Canadian small shop brands. 

Candace | Owner Thistle & Wren