How ethical fashion helps the society and environment
Whether you love reading fashion magazines, and you follow the celebrity blogs on what to wear and what not to wear, or you just wear what you feel suits you, you can’t escape it, the fashion industry is everywhere.
The old saying ‘Pain is Beauty’ can be applied to the fashion industry in a multitude of ways. Whether it’s the pain of catwalk models walking in 6-inch heels, the eye watering pain of getting your eyebrows plucked or the effect the industry has on the environment, pain really is beauty.
How does ethical fashion help society?
Firstly, what is ethical fashion? If we take it back a step further, what does it mean to be ethical? To be ethical is more than doing the right thing, it is embodying and encapsulating the whole idea of ethics. Being ethical means, that every action taken has a moral ramification. If we apply ethics to the fashion industry, essentially, we need to be doing the right thing by the environment in every part of the process.
By applying ethics to the fashion industry, we would be looking at how the scarf you are wearing now impacts the environment.
Ethical fashion is the philosophy of not just not harming the environment but also assisting it.
When planning the process, the fashion industry cannot meet the needs of our generation at the cost of our children’s and grandchildren’s generation.
By paying workers a fair wage and not exploiting them, the fashion industry is helping grow societies, especially those in underdeveloped countries.
Ethical fashion uses minimal water in the manufacturing process, which is a natural resource we want to reserve.
An obvious faux par for ethical fashion would be the use of animal fur.
By using eco friendly fabrics and components, we can help reduce our carbon footprint.
Ethical fashion looks just as good, but the feeling you get knowing it’s been made the right way is priceless.