Fashionhedge: The Ethical Fashion Blog
Fashionhedge was born with the mission of creating a useful resource to learn about ethical fashion and find stores and products that are more conscious about their impact on the world. Most importantly, we don’t claim to know everything, but we promise to analyze whatever ideas come our way in a fair and thorough way. Because fashion is also about perceptions of beauty and culture, we enjoy digging into broader debates in regards to women in the media, healthy living, pop culture and any other topic that entertains our audience.
The expressions “ethical fashion”, “sustainable fashion” and “slow fashion” circle around without too much of a concrete definition, we think the best way to explain it is, like most things in life, with a Venn diagram:
A series of principles borrowed from the slow food movement, mainly:
GOOD: quality, flavorsome and healthy
CLEAN: production that does not harm the environment
FAIR: accessible prices for consumers and fair conditions and pay for producers
The movement opposes mass-produced clothes and advocates for a more conscious view of the underlying aspects of the production process. Some components of slow fashion:
Buying vintage clothes
Buying from local producers
Repurposing old garments
Making clothes at home
Specific to each individual and is based on the perception that a company operates under certain values shared by the consumer, these might include:
Fair working conditions
Supporting social causes
Donating to charities
Raising awareness about humanitarian issues
Using manufacturing methods that reduce the environmental impact of the production and distribution processes, some forms of this are:
Use of more eco-friendly fabrics
Use of non toxic dyes
Controlled management of wastewater
Use recycled or upcycled materials
Eliminating paper from regular operations
We strive to provide accurate information about ethical fashion practices in the industry and inform about new initiatives or companies with solutions to create a more sustainable world. We interview experts, entrepreneurs and write about different areas related to slow fashion and healthy lifestyle.
In finance, to hedge is to take an investment action to reduce the potential losses of another investment. Similarly, we believe that by staying informed as consumers and searching for new ways to deal with the high global demand for fashion goods, we can help to reduce the harm this industry can inflict to the parties involved in the production process.
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