Slow fashion is a term used to describe sustainable and conscious approach to fashion production and consumption. It is thoughtful and holistic. Meanwhile, fast fashion makes shopping for clothes affordable, but it comes at an environmental cost. Designed neither for longevity nor recycling, but rather for short life cycles.
“Washing one synthetic garment releases 2,000 plastic microfibres” as stated by Browne M.A., which then gradually disturbs the ecological food chain on entering the ocean.
A slow fashion model follows ethical practices, with an awareness from consumers demanding higher sustainability.