The 'timeless' fashion trend: Reuse, re-pair, reinvent.
The whole fashion spectrum of this world is ever-changing. It is growing and evolving, every single day. Statistically speaking, 80 billion new pieces of clothing are consumed worldwide each year. Our lives, effectively, we could say, revolve around fashion.
Quoting Edith Head, 'You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.' The best part is there are no rules or boundaries. You choose it for yourself. The idea is to dress for anything and everything, waltz into that room and make it yours.
The trendiest of all is sustainable fashion and it is here to stay. This timeless fashion trend is the need of today and the fashion of the future. The five essential R's when it comes to sustainable clothing is Reuse, Repurpose, Reduce, Recycle, and Repair. These are the 5 R's that'll completely change the way you look at fashion.
How often do we wear that blingy dress we bought just because it was on sale or maybe just because? Those clothing pieces just lie on the shelves of our cupboard staring at us. Impulse shopping is the worst. You buy and you buy, never stop. Next, you see yourself disposing them off within two or three wears. This practice deteriorates our environment on a large scale, making the apparel industry the second-largest polluter in the world. Tones of clothes are sent to landfilling, turning into piles of garbage that are hazardous in nature. These disposed off clothes release several greenhouse gases and toxins that leach into the surrounding soil and water.
People are adopting sustainable methods into their clothing style now. With fashion bloggers taking over the internet, the blend of fashion and Innovation is phenomenal. The key is confidence and one can easily make a style statement. Just think about it for a moment, we all love clothes but wouldn't it be even better if we could style them in a hundred ways? DIYs, Recycle or Repurpose them. Add a little element here and there, switch it over with something more or less and your outfit is renewed. This is the timeless fashion we are thriving today. Style one of your basic clothing in ways and make every outfit brand new, cut your old top, and reuse it in some other way. If not, never dispose of them but instead donate them. In this way, the clothing would be reused in other productive ways.
To add to this, sustainable fashion adds the element of environment-friendliness at its best, ethical buying and high quality with timeless design. The organic clothes are so much better in quality and are long-lasting. They last in your wardrobe for the longest time. The realms of organic clothing and sustainability are unfolding itself unto us.
All of this ensures a better future for the environment we live in. If you look at it this way, more and more people are understanding the importance of sustainable fashion.
It is the small changes that we alter in our lives as individuals that make the biggest impact on the environment. Sustainable development is not an option, the only path to the future. If we don't save ours, there's no planet B to survive. We can just consume our way to a more sustainable world.
The ways to live sustainably are varied and you can choose to be a part of this, even if a small one. Buying organic clothing from stores, clothes of higher quality, and from companies that thrive on sustainable fashion is one step more than reuse, repurpose or donation of clothes.
The future of fashion is calling you, are you going to answer it?