A Blossoming Fabric Trade: The Dawn of Renewable Fashion

A Blossoming Fabric Trade: The Dawn of Renewable Fashion

A Blossoming Fabric Trade: The Dawn of Renewable Fashion

By - Sohaila Ihab

Clothing production takes a toll on the environment through its ever-growing production lines: from the timbered trees for spec sheets to the burnt butane for shipping and all through sourcing fabrics, accessorizing, sampling patterns and fabrics and mass manufacturing. But, in this century, the deteriorating environmental condition, our house, can no longer be salvaged. This leaves us to either jump out of our burning house or to use the remaining resources to extinguish the fire.

Call of duty then means a new version of everything…a more planet-friendly life. Sustainable and eco-friendly were the unbeaten path now are (not will be) the future. Set the stage for sustainable fashion! The triple bottom line was the header of it all as it encouraged cheap fashion and its patterns defended fairer wages and sponsored sustainable livelihoods. Ethical, cruelty-free brands hit the show and never hit the hay since. Mercy-granted, animals are no longer tested for cosmetic approval of fashion production. Buy tailored clothes, second hand and vintage and keep the 3 R’s in mind: Repair, Reuse, Redesign.

Exaggerated green credentials increased as more and more companies use plant-based fibres to produce their fabrics. But that’s only the beginning; the future will hold much more and will be engraved in all our minds. Thrift shopping, vintage chic, DIYs…etc. have ridden the roller coaster that’s only going up and sustainable fashion will carry itself onto the cycle of a multibillion-dollar business in the making.