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Published : 25/12/2019 08:00:00 Categories : MC2patterns
We all know, contemporary fashion is not sustainable. What’s perhaps most shocking, is how far-reaching the industry’s impact is. It affects four major areas: waste, water, toxic chemicals and energy.
Currently, tons of cheap clothes are being produced in the world to meet the demand for hot new styles. All these items very quickly get to stores, quickly lose their good looks and are thrown away...
For example in the US, each person throws away roughly 80 lbs of clothing each year. In North America, 85% of textile waste ends up in landfills, which equates to about 25 billion tons of clothes in the trash. Only 1% of clothes thrown away is recycled. Publications of environmental studies make people think about the future of the earth in general. And the concept of sustainable fashion is gaining popularity in the world.
“Sustainable fashion is a movement and process of fostering change to fashion products and the fashion system towards greater ecological integrity and social justice. Sustainable fashion concerns more than addressing fashion textiles or products. It comprises addressing the whole system of fashion. It means considering fashion from the perspective of many stakeholders - users and producers, all living species, contemporary and future dwellers on earth” (according to Wikipedia)
Forbes magazine/ Why Sustainable Fashion Matters “In recent years, sustainability has become a buzzword and turned a few heads. Just as consumers today are taking a closer look at the food they consume and the chemicals they put into their bodies, they are also shifting their purchasing decisions to create a cleaner environment through the clothes they wear.”
Daily Mail: Anna Wintour has spoken out against fast fashion and urged men and women to pass buy sustainable pieces that they can pass onto their sons and daughters. Vogue's British-American Editor-in-Chief, who turned 70 this month, encouraged fashion lovers to value their clothes and wear them more often. Speaking to Reuters about sustainability in fashion, she said: 'I think for all of us it means attention more on craft, on creativity, and less on the idea of clothes that are instantly disposable, things that you will throw away just after one reading'.
We sincerely share such attitude. We always look at our product from the sustainability point of view. We come up with pattern designs that simplify the sewing projects, make them less costly and minimize waste.
For the New 2020 Year, we would like to inspire you to be creative, build your own “fashion stories” that are always unique, make something that you enjoy for a long time!