When it comes to the fashion industry, it is fair to say that this is an industry that has gone through more than its fair share of evolutionary transitions over time. After all, styles go in and out in terms of popularity, and the fashion industry must be willing and able to shift and realign with these changing staples in fashion. There have been many intriguing fashion trends over the years, many of them coming hand in hand with their own distinct and entirely unique impacts on the fashion landscape not only in the moment, but going forward as well.
The latest and greatest trend in fashion has in fact proven itself already to be more of a staple. This is a moment in fashion that was brought to fruition more for the sake of the health of our planet and the safety of morally sustainable style going forward, than it was for the luxury of it all. Alas, this is now a staple in fashion that has been dubbed more and more as of late as the new name in luxurious fashion. So, what is this new fashion staple movement?
Welcome to the sustainable future of fashion
That rising staple in fashion is sustainable fashion. In the past, sustainable fashion was largely (if not entirely) a small niche aspect of the larger global fashion industry. Consumers and fashion companies alike were more focused on clothes that were striking and quick to get their hands on. Over time, however, this proved to be an unsustainable approach to fashion. Additionally, this take on fashion was quite literally harming the planet.
Fashion is one of the largest industries in the world, and thus is also responsible for a substantial percentage of global CO2 emissions, pesticides, insecticides, and many other harmful side effects of fashion. Additionally, there is the knowledge that traditional fashions (i.e. fast fashion) are not humanely and morally sourced and created. So, in comes sustainable fashion. Welcome to the future (now the now) of fashion.
Where has this global shift come from?
Fashion is one of the oldest and most traditional industries in the world. It is one of the only sectors that has never wavered and has maintained its popularity throughout the ages. So, why the shift towards a different way of approaching fashion? The shift towards sustainable fashion is largely (if not entirely) thanks to the changing mindsets and priorities of modern consumers. Today, consumers are more aware than ever of just how their fashions are getting into their hands, and so they are placing more importance and more loyalty to fashion brands that acquire their pieces sustainably, in every sense of the word.
Sustainable fashion continues to go from strength to strength
The sustainable fashion movement is far from over. In fact, many would argue that it is just now beginning. Practically every fashion under the sun – whether it be bohemian clothing or high-end gowns and suits, and everything in between and beyond – is starting to be more sustainably sourced and created. This is the positive shift in fashion that has been so desperately needed, for so long, and it is finally happening. There is nowhere to go from here but onward and upward.