Important words by Elyssa Kostopoulos for Russh Magazine this week:
As we become more aware of the significant and deeply consequential impacts the fashion industry is having on our environment, a change in our consumerist-driven ways is well overdue. While the facts may be hard to digest, it's now more important than ever that we listen. Here, in Australia, 6000 kilograms of textile waste is deposited into landfill every 10 minutes. That statistic alone should be enough to inspire us all to start shopping smarter. If you're uncertain about where to begin, we've rounded up 30 of our favourite sustainable fashion brands to help guide you in the right direction.
"In honour of its sustainable practices, ESSEN the label has moved away from the fast-fashion cycle of traditional seasons and trends. Each of the pieces are produced in small batches within the brand's factories and are always created in timeless colour palettes for longevity. Much of ESSEN's collections are via pre-order to minimise waste and overproduction."
Thanks so much for including us and helping us raise awareness of the benefits of on-demand manufacturing!