R29xtencel, Tencel, Ad

R29xtencel, Tencel

How 7 Fashion Editors Are Breaking Out Of The Fast-Fashion Cycle

We asked fashion editors how they were able to quit fast fashion.

24.1.2020

How 7 fashion editors are breaking out of the fast-fashion cycle. R29xTENCEL TENCEL ad

We asked fashion editors how they were able to quit fast fashion.

so that when we do have an editorial coming up I could recommend that brand, should it fit the story of course!" Advertisement Danielle Prescod, Style Director at BET "It was not hard for me to quit shopping [fast fashion] at all. It really only required me to be more mindful. I only shop consignment retailers or sustainable brands now. I recycle via various clothing recycle programs." "A lot of people’s commitment to sustainability is driven solely by their wallet. Even for myself, I wasn’t able to fully cut off brands that are not sustainable until my income allowed me to. More than anything, it is on brands to make sure that they are doing the most environmentally responsible things. Of course, not only consumers should start making a change in their purchasing behavior, so much good can also be done by corporations making even tiny changes to how clothing and accessories are manufactured, produced, packaged, and shipped." Chelsea Peng, Fashion Editor, Refinery29 "As a reluctant shopper, I buy clothes less frequently now. I still love fashion and clicking through the latest season's shows, but instead of immediately trying to replicate these looks, I have a stronger vision of what works for me. I know there's always a vintage or secondhand version of the latest trend that's probably better constructed and potentially cheaper, and now, I enjoy taking the time to seek this out (versus buying a shoddy version from a high-street retailer). This means I rarely purchase new clothing, unless I know it's got quality construction in a style I can wear for a long time. If a purchase is new, and unless it's a very, very special piece, it has to be made from sustainable materials. I've not had much luck with vintage denim, for example, nor the patience to try on endless pairs, so I do sometimes buy new, but these are almost always made from branded fibers — a type of cellulose fiber produced from wood pulp from sustainably managed sources, a renewable resource." Advertisement Whitney Bauck, Associate Editor at Fashionista " I bought some sunglasses from [a fast fashion brand] in Ireland when I was studying there in 2013, and a week later, the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh, which was the worst accident in garment industry history, happened. The fast fashion brand was one of the brands that had been producing in that factory. Even though that fast fashion purchase was far from my norm, it really shook me to feel like my purchase was implicated in that tragedy. It wasn't hard to stop buying fast fashion after that because I was already so much more of a vintage shopper, but it was sobering to come to terms with the way that Western consumption habits contribute to suffering in the rest of the world. We can't buy our way out of this problem: we need to be willing to change not just where we're buying from, but how much we're buying in the first place. Most of the people reading this probably don't actually need any new clothes, and won't for years. Myself included. If I am buying new — which happens less and less frequently these days — I gravitate towards things that are made from , materials that are regeneratively farmed or organic." Callia Hargrove, Contributor at CD Denim "My shopping habits over the past few years have done a total 180. Now I approach shopping via a three-pronged system. Everything I buy is: made sustainably/ethically, an investment that has a high cost per wear, or pre-owned. Each season, I put together Pinterest boards with inspirational images that I use to think through what I want to buy. Then I pin the exact items I plan to buy on a separate board so I know where my money is going and I can budget. Most seasons I buy one high-end investment item and a few , along with some trend-based thrift buys. Advertisement When it comes to new clothes, I try my hardest only to shop with brands that are not only sustainable, but also employ ethical business practices. On the materials front, I definitely have a lot to learn. I'm a big fan of TENCEL™ because they use a sustainable closed loop production process, which is so important. And they are way ahead of the trend when it comes to textile fibers: they transform wood pulp into biodegradable fibers, all with a really low environmental impact." Illustrated by Elin Svensson Alyssa Hardy, Senior News Editor at InStyle "It's actually difficult for me, at times, to reconcile my job with my beliefs. On the one hand, I have extremely strong feelings about many of these brands and their practices, and on the other, I feel that everyone has the right to afford cute clothing. So when I'm writing about a trend or a sale, I make sure I'm giving the most quality options available, information about how to get the trend in other ways, and which brands offer transparent manufacturing . Also, I think fashion editors are in a unique position where we have a direct line to these companies, so I'm always giving feedback about sustainability and trying to hold them accountable when I can. It's really important to remember that you have a voice in this movement. You can tell brands what you want to see from them and let them know when you feel there is a problem." Faith Cummings, Contributing Writer at Bustle "We should all try to shop less. Honestly, do we really need more clothes? I know it's super hard because clothes and accessories are so beautiful and they really do have the power to boost your mood and make you feel equipped to take on the world. But you probably have enough already. Look all you want, but be more selective with what you buy. I'm completely aware that a lot of these fast-fashion stores allow people with less disposable income and curvy people who can't always find their sizes in traditional stores have access to fashion that makes them look and feel good. So I think that's another major problem we need to tackle. People of all socioeconomic backgrounds and sizes need affordable clothes that won't fall apart after one wash and hurt the planet in the process." Advertisement Read more: Refinery29

The Old Céline Underground: How to Find the Rarest Phoebe Philo-Era Pieces On and Off the InternetOne editor scoured the web, Instagram, vintage shops, and whisper networks for the greatest fashion treasures of them all: Phoebe Philo's Old Céline.

Just a Mere $20B to $30B a Year to Transform the Industry, According to ReportAt the World Economic Forum’s meeting in Davos, BCG and Fashion for Good’s findings tackled a financing gap in fashion’s sustainable ideal.

For Spring 2020, Color Trends Are Bold, Bright, and a Total *Mood*Once designers debut their new collections throughout fashion month, we spend a lot of our time pouring over each show, dissecting the best looks, and breaking Obsessed with all of them 🧡💕💜

Viktor & Rolf Spring 2020 Couture Fashion ShowThe complete Viktor & Rolf Spring 2020 Couture fashion show now on Vogue Runway.

Valentino Spring 2020 Couture Fashion Show.MaisonValentino's Spring 2020 couture collection is here! See every look from the runway: voguemagazine MaisonValentino

Bouchra Jarrar Spring 2020 Couture Fashion ShowThe complete Bouchra Jarrar Spring 2020 Couture fashion show now on Vogue Runway. BouchraJarrar



BTS Reveal What Matters Most To Them In The Lyrics For 'ON'

Bernie Sanders, the Teflon Candidate, Faces Sudden New Tests

Climate change is drying up the Colorado River, putting millions at risk of 'severe water shortages'

With Dick Van Dyke's endorsement, Sanders seeks hipster replacements

An Obama insider’s playbook for beating Trump

Mom Gets Last New Hairstyle

Clint Eastwood’s Got the Moves Like Bloomberg

Write Comment

Thank you for your comment.
Please try again later.

Latest News

News

24 January 2020, Friday News

Previous news

Billionaire Jitse Groen’s Takeaway.com Faces Unexpected Investigation Over $7 billion Just Eat Merger

Next news

Peter Andre's wife Emily in sweary rant after he almost posts his Tinder picture
A rare rainbow snake was spotted in a Florida forest for the first time in 50 years. Don't worry, it's harmless Enjoy The Extra Day Off! More Bosses Give 4-Day Workweek A Try Trump made 56 false claims last week, including debunked New Hampshire conspiracy theory Sanders leads Nevada caucus according to early entrance polls; lack of volunteers causes concerns: Live updates Sanders leads Nevada caucuses according to early entrance polls; lack of volunteers causes concerns: Live updates Alex Ovechkin becomes second-youngest NHL player to score 700 career goals How do you say 'Nevada'? San Diego bus crash kills 3, injures at least 18 Nevada Caucuses Are Underway, and Bernie Sanders Looks Strong: Live Updates 2-year-old girl dies after falling into septic tank at Texas RV park Here's a List of Musicians With Face Tattoos Naval Academy midshipman dies after he was found unresponsive in dorm
BTS Reveal What Matters Most To Them In The Lyrics For 'ON' Bernie Sanders, the Teflon Candidate, Faces Sudden New Tests Climate change is drying up the Colorado River, putting millions at risk of 'severe water shortages' With Dick Van Dyke's endorsement, Sanders seeks hipster replacements An Obama insider’s playbook for beating Trump Mom Gets Last New Hairstyle Clint Eastwood’s Got the Moves Like Bloomberg Supreme Court Pipeline Fight Could Disrupt How The Appalachian Trail Is Run Republicans mail out fake census documents Male Marsh Wren Chirping His Balls Off To Attract Mate Pitchers, Catchers Report To Spring Training Bars Washington Post: Trump furious after officials let Americans with coronavirus return to US from Japan