Once we’ve slimmed down our wardrobes we've found ourselves asking, "Where do I take my used clothing?" Finding the right place for these unwanted items to be reused or properly recycled is an important step in pursuing ethical fashion!
Patagonia may just be the emperor of large-scale ethical clothing. What began as a backyard steel-piton company, has now blossomed into a massive line of outdoor apparel and gear that is currently setting new precedents for corporate social and environmental responsibility. In this post we will present to you the various aspects of Patagonia that truly make it a cut above other international clothing companies, interspersed with pictures of our friends who also have a penchant for the high quality, responsibly made items Patagonia has to offer.
Set on a backdrop of magnificent Earthly wonders, the film shares how several individuals have seen their Patagonia garments stand the test of time while they come to realize how important it is for us to decrease our impact on the planet by buying less. Not only does buying high quality, consciously made clothing decrease our impact on the environment, it allows us to pass cherished memories experienced in the long-lasting garment down for generations.
These days it is possible to produce clothing at increasingly lower prices thanks to the vast outsourcing of labour and materials to developing countries. Clothing prices are often so low that consumers are able to think of the clothing as disposable. The term "fast fashion" has risen from this type of consumption, where clothing is likened to fast food…quick, cheap and not very healthy.