Is the devastating cost of fast fashion to our planet and the industry worth it?
When purchasing fast fashion from the high street, garments are usually mass produced abroad in large factories using materials that are cheaper and of a lesser quality. When clothing is being mass produced, organisations aren’t thinking about the individual who will buy a garment, and how it will fit and feel, they are simply aiming to produce profitable clothing that is ‘on trend’. The knock on effects of cheap, mass produced clothing are felt by
- farmers who produce the materials
- factory workers who create the garments
- the environment
These are reasons enough to reconsider:
a) where you purchase your clothing from
b) your attitude to fashion
Fast fashion garments are constructed with an average lifespan of just seven wears! What happened to the days where you went out shopping and didn’t get your purse out until you had found that one item that you absolutely LOVED?! Now it’s common practice to come back from a shopping spree with several bags of things that you “quite like”, just because it’s available and you can. This mind set is rampant in our world and we wonder if many consumers know how a high quality, well constructed, bespoke garment fits and feels!
Business wear is a perfect example of a section of your wardrobe that needs to be durable, stylish and above all, comfortable. Blues & Browns offer a bespoke tailoring service creating classically styled garments that can be mixed and matched, leaving our customers confident they have invested in a versatile selection of classic garments that will never go out of style and will turn heads in the boardroom.
Do you not owe it to yourself to invest in a quality wardrobe that is longer lasting under the strains of repeated wear? It will mean you need to shop less frequently and while supporting Blues & Browns, a brand that is conscious of being as ethical as possible, which is better for all of the aspects involved in creating a garment, from materials to the hands stitching it together, the economy and the environment!
We implore you to consider the impact of your investment over impulse when purchasing clothes and to remember the power you have as a consumer to make the best decision of how to spend your hard earned money.
Blues & Browns would be delighted to arrange a consultation at one of our locations in Scotland to discuss creating anything from a one of a kind garment like a wedding dress, to a new work wardrobe for you. Please click HERE to get in touch and book your first appointment.
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