Hola Palo friends! How are you? I am happy to be writing again about sustainable fashion. As I promised in my last article, we are going to explain the relationship between your clothes and the environment.
As a “fashionista” myself, it was a big disappointment finding out that the fast fashion industry is the second most destructive industry on the planet. Knowing that some of my favorite clothing brands continuously abuse our natural resources and unethically produce their clothing left me flabbergasted and with a bad taste in my mouth.
In 2018, the UN described the fast fashion industry as an environmental emergency. The industry produces 20% of residual water, and 10% of CO2 emissions, among other alarming numbers. For perspective, to make a pair of jeans, the same amount of water is required that the average human drinks in ten years. Yikes!
These practices make the fast fashion brands rich at the expense of thousands of workers, in sub-developed countries, making the minimum salary, and more than likely in terrible working conditions. When I found this out, I immediately stopped consuming clothing by brands who produce the products in this way. Inditex group is a clear example.
Now in my next article, I will explain what fast fashion is, how to avoid it, while still looking cute, of course. Here are some examples! And follow us on IG for more: @RDGVNTGEXPO or @natanpupe. All pictures and styles were done by Natan Pulido and the clothes that you see are from @frock & @RDGVNTGEXPO.