The fashion industry is constantly undergoing changes, and in today’s fast-paced world, those changes are eco-friendly and sustainable. To make the world a better place and preserve its many valuable resources, fashion designers are taking a whole new approach to their jobs.
Fab Lab Creations
While in the past, the majority of the creative process in fashion was all about the catwalk, the focus is shifting to the labs that turn a designer’s vision into reality. The production methods used by these labs are becoming better than they ever have been before. Esteemed designers such as Stella McCartney have stated that the hottest aspect of today’s fashion industry is the technology that has been brought into it.
Re-use Due To Technology
Though the industry isn’t there yet, many fashion brands and designers are supporting the idea of reusing old pieces of clothing to create brand new sustainable pieces. These brands, such as the popular H&M, are encouraging their customers to bring in used clothing that can be recycled in efforts to make new pieces. However, in the event that the donated clothing is stained or damaged, technology isn’t quite ready to make them reusable. Yet if some in the industry have their way, this will be a possibility in the future.
New Creations Are Imminent
According to Fashionista.com, the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel is already developing technology that makes it possible to separate polyester and cotton so that they can be reused. It has been found that when the procedure is performed, the polyester retains its original quality. When the technology that allows for this has been perfected it will be shared with major fashion brands throughout the world.
Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Clothing
No matter what an individual’s budget is, it is possible to purchase eco-friendly, sustainable clothing and still look good. The good news is that those who do so will be able to get away with having a smaller wardrobe than they would otherwise. The key is to look for clothing made of sustainable textiles. Eco-fashion is easy to achieve as long as one knows how. Clothes made with linen, hemp and bamboo are all sustainable but still fashionable at the same time. Unbleached fabric is one of the best bases for eco-friendly clothing because everything remains intact.
The fashion industry is moving forward with finding ways to preserve the world’s natural resources without sacrificing style to do it. As Kiwi Energy points out, up to 10% of landfills are filled with clothing that takes several decades to decompose, so this couldn’t come at a better time. These advances in technology are sure to make a difference, but don’t forget that being careful about making responsible clothing choices also makes a big difference.