Producing clothing ethically
Its 2019, and though a ton of trends seem mediocre, some trends especially in the fashion sphere are a breath of fresh air.
When you make to purchase a clothing item typically, certain things hardly ever come to mind.
When purchasing clothing items, how ethical the sourcing and production of said clothing items were, hardly ever comes to mind. Online shopping shall be the death of us all! (But I don’t mind dying stylish, you? okay)
Producing clothing ethically today, is more than just a fad for a marketing campaign, but an endeavor that a lot of brands actually believe in, the bloody luxury brand being one of them.
Producing clothing ethically may seem like one of those politically correct terms, but its break down really is something interesting and worthwhile to pay attention to. (Yep, you sure can save the planet and be a fashion killa at the same time, rihanna would be proud)
You can’t adequately talk about producing clothing ethically without mentioning fair trade and the strict use of organic cotton.
Manufacturers using sweat shop labor or souring for low paying labor in developing countries, to ensure a high level of profit while still keeping the prices fair in their home countries, has been a practice that has gone on for a mighty long time.
With the adoption of ethnical practices to produce clothing, looking to more product sources that Ensures:
- that both producers and their workers are being paid a fair wage for the work that they do
- the conditions in which these products are manufactured are safe for the workers
- The whole production process, also works towards the reduction of poverty and the encouragement of development in these developing production localities,
Are a few ways in which the fair trade endeavor works towards fueling the ethically produced clothing movement.
Fair trade also covers the purchasing of clothing materials and the finished products from producers who do not employ sweat shop labor.
Another aspect of fair trade is the use of cotton that carries the fair-trade symbol.
This means that the farmers who cultivate this cotton are being offered a stated minimum price for their cotton, and are also given a fair-trade premium in addition.
The fair trade marked cotton also allows for a clearer view of the cotton’s production and supply chain.
There are so many other factors that tie into the fair trade endeavor in regards to ethically produced clothing, and the factors stated above are just the high points.
The use of organic cotton
The use of organic cotton in ethically produced clothing is one factor that not only works for the good of the people, but for the environment as well.
With one third of a pound of chemicals being employed to produce the quantity of cotton required to make one t-shirt, the air, water and land is constantly open to chemical pollution, which causes long term health and environmental damage.
Switching to the use of organic cotton doesn’t only ensure that the environment and its people are safe, but it also ensures that the farmers who produce said cotton receive a fair price for their produce.
Going organic totally or on some level really is the ideal way to go.
We are proud to say that we offer 100% organic cotton on all our tees and employ high impact sustainable fashion practices for all our productions.