I love this picture of the three girls having fun in the Mediterranean sun. This is exactly how I want them to sail into the future.
Even though I believe the future is bright, we cannot continue taking our Planet’s resources for granted. While I believe many of us are doing something, it is still needed to pause and think about what more we can do to protect our environment.
The choices are not easy! One might wonder whether it is better to buy organic, shipped from far or buy traditional made product from local producers?
When it comes to clothing, the fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries around. The development during the last years, driven by demand for cheaper items, has a dark side. Availability of affordable fashion has led to waste and shorter lifespan of the garments. Garments that are more often disposed in landfilling rather than be handed down between people.
More and more people are moving away from this fast fashion to what has been labeled slow fashion. Slow fashion can be explained by three traits, repair, recycle and reuse.
It is characterized by production that is kind to the environment, doesn’t mistreat the people making the clothes and it uses high quality fabrics.
Most of us have been consumers in the fast fashion, and it doesn’t change overnight. We just have to start somewhere.
Next time you buy an item for you or your child, don‘t only wonder whether the item is too expensive, worry if it is too cheap!