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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:

Ethical Slow Sustainable Fashion Venn Diagram | Fashionhedge.com

Slow fashion

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

Ethical Fashion

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

Veganism

Supporting social causes

Employing minorities

Donating to charities

Raising awareness about  humanitarian issues

Sustainable fashion

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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About the author

I am TheYarina on social networks. I refuse to write this in the third person. You will see me in some of the photos, I am the one to the left or right of the slightly hairier creature. I am NOT a fashion blogger. I’m not even sure if I’m a blogger at all. I do not want to be famous and I don’t accept payment to promote useless crap on this blog. Other than that, I’m a very happy person and I would love to hear from you! Let me know if you have any comments or suggestions below or contact me. I like everything. Read more…

  • Thanks for the visuals. This very clear and concise. And good to refer to friends when they ask me what do you mean you are a sustainable fashion designer? I love infographics. Yes, I am a word nerd. hahah. Hope you had a great week-end!

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  • Thanks a lot! Loved your Instagram love necklace ♥

  • Mary Shoppings

    Looove your blog! Keep up the good work :)

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  • yay, thanks!

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  • Thanks for your kind words, I am glad you enjoyed it! If there are any topics you would like me to talk about, please feel free to reach out and request it. Also, if there is more information you would like to know about ethical fashion, please feel free to ask anything and I’ll do my best to answer your questions.

    Cheers!

  • Just taking the time to read your blog now… OMG, I love it… finally a honest, open and informative read about ethical fashion! I have just died reading your 5 things about 5 bloggers, both love and hate! Fantastic! Substance meets style, wonderful keep up the good work! x

  • yv

    I enjoyed reading yours too, thanks a lot cor coming! I look forward to read more about your views on sustainable fashion.

  • I enjoyed reading through your blog. You’ve made so many valid points, and I agree with you on everything.