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Sustainable fashion

Defining Sustainability:
Sustainability is the ability to exist constantly. For many in the field, sustainability is defined through the interconnected pillars: environment, economic and social which is based on the principles of system thinking. 

 

A definition of sustainable development is defined as development that “meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.
Modern use of the term sustainability is broad and difficult to define precisely. Originally, sustainability meant making only such use of natural, renewable resources that people can continue to rely on their yields in the long term.


Sustainable fashion:
Is a movement and process of fostering change to fashion products and the fashion system towards greater ecological integrity and social justice. Sustainable fashion concerns more than just addressing fashion textiles or products. It addresses the whole system of fashion. This means dealing with interdependent social cultural, ecological, and financial systems.

Sustainable fashion, therefore is the responsibility of citizens, the public sector, and the private sector. A key example of the need for system thinking in fashion is that the benefits of product-level initiatives, such as replacing one fiber type for a less environmentally harmful option. Therefore natural fibers are the main approach to follow when thinking about sustainable garments.