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Ethical fashion explained

by Rachel Davies March 06, 2017

Ethical fashion explained

 

Here at Bohocity, we’re passionate about ethical fashion. It’s at the heart of everything we do, and all of the dresses stocked in our store are ‘ethical fashion’. If you’re just getting into the world of ethical clothes, it might seem a little confusing. So, here’s everything you need to know about the ethical fashion movement and what it means to us at Bohocity.

Ethical fashion v. fast fashion

Fast fashion refers to current trends on the high street. In many shops, you’ll see low cost clothes that aim to mimic the current high fashion trends. These clothes are often produced using methods that are not sustainable, and put profit over people and the environment. Fast fashion has been around since the beginning of the 1990s, and it’s an industry that continues to grow. It’s popular as it delivers ‘on trend styles’ to people around the world, at relatively low prices.

Ethical fashion is, in many ways, the opposite to fast fashion. The term itself is an ‘umbrella term’ - it encompasses design, production, retail, and even purchasing. At the heart of ethical fashion is the aim to use sustainable methods to make, produce, and sell the clothes we wear. It champions the rights of workers and animals, and aims to minimise the use of toxic pesticides and chemicals in fashion production.

The main components of ethical fashion

According to the Ethical Fashion Forum, the following points are central to ethical fashion:

  • It counters fast fashion which is cheap and fosters damaging patterns of fashion consumption
  • It defends workers’ rights – advocating for defending fair wages and working conditions
  • It champions animal rights
  • It discourages the use of toxic pesticides and chemicals
  • It uses eco-friendly materials wherever possible
  • It minimises water use and promotes recycling
  • It uses eco-friendly methods that are energy efficient

Why we choose ethical fashion

At Bohocity, we champion ethical fashion in everything we do. All of the pieces we stock and sell are part of the ethical fashion movement, and it’s something we’re incredibly proud of. We’re inspired by the earth and everything around us, and we believe we should do everything in our power to protect the environment. We also believe that ethical fashion doesn’t have to break the bank, so all of our pieces are affordable.

By supporting our online store, you’re supporting ethical fashion. So, what are you waiting for? We offer free delivery in the UK, and if it’s your first time buying with us you can get 10% off your first order. All you have to do is sign up!




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