ETHICS & SUSTAINABILITY
Now more than ever Mother Earth needs us to step up.
As natural capital decreases and population swells, the future holds many challenges for the global fashion industry. We simply will not be able to sustain this cycle of careless consumption.
So what exactly is sustainable fashion?
Sustainable fashion uses environmentally sustainable fibres like bamboo, hemp, organic cotton, wool, silk, linen and hemp. Natural dyes are used instead of chemicals and water consumption through the process is greatly monitored. Workers are provided with safe, clean working environments and there is a real openness between consumer and company – from design to production, distribution and consumption.
Why Support it?
IT’S BETTER FOR THE EARTH!
The fashion industry as it is leaves behind a catastrophic environmental footprint! Fashion is the second largest polluter on the planet, Fast fashion being the cause.
We simply will not be able to sustain this cycle of carless consumption for much longer.
Fast fashion will soon be a process of the past. It is not
something that might happen, it is something that HAS to happen.
We have the opportunity to create lasting change. Say no to fast fashion and support the slow fashion revolution.
IT’S BETTER FOR THE PEOPLE!
The first questions we ask our brands before taking them on board is “Who made your clothes?”
When shopping at Gypsy Trader the research has already been done for you and you can rest assure that you are purchasing items that have been produced under fair work conditions and following ethical practices. The companies we support care about their workers as much as they care about the clothes they create.
IT LASTS LONGER!
Sustainable clothing actually lasts longer!
Research has shown that clothing made from organic, renewable fibres is not only less toxic to the earth and to you, but it is also more durable and timeless!
We are advocates for spending money on one beautiful piece of clothing that will last rather than three items from un unethical companies, made with cheap materials or under poor work conditions. These items only last a season, support slave labour and unfortunately end up in land fill.
To us the choice is easy!
By being mindful of where your clothing comes from you will be
supporting the earth and will create a beautiful wardrobe of long lasting quality pieces you’ll have forever.
Thank you for shinning your light into the world!