- July 8, 2020
-- From locally sourced materials to sustainable supply chains, high quality fashion houses are thriving. Brands such as Walker Slater, a traditional heritage fashion house specialising in Harris tweed jackets and waistcoats, are now proving that quality garments will always demand respect and deliver customer satisfaction. Such companies have built up customer loyalty over years and shoppers will stick with them through thick and thin, rather than opting for a high street brand. High quality brands champion the importance of buying clothes for life instead of just singular events, combatting throw-away culture and striving to put an end to the mounting piles of clothes ending up in landfill.
In addition, sustainable companies take each stage of production into account, minimising their environmental impact at every opportunity. When analysing a brand's sustainability, check that they use locally sourced, sustainable fabrics, such as wool, tweed, and sustainably sourced linen. Wool is especially sustainable, as it is a 100 per cent natural fibre that is also renewable and biodegradable. In addition, wool is a natural insulator and a breathable fabric. Because of this, wool garments are versatile and you can get some good wear out of them no matter the season — forget the concept of a 'summer wardrobe' and a 'winter wardrobe', instead, opt for high-quality, multi-climate fabrics that you can wear all year round.
High quality companies are also likely to take more care in making their production lines eco-friendly. Walker Slater, for example, pride themselves in using LED lighting in all locations alongside centralised recycling of paper and packaging, glass and plastics. A number of their main manufacturers also use solar energy to power their factories. They also work to support other sustainable mills and knitwear companies.
Choosing quality pieces over hoards of fast fashion items, that will likely fall apart within years of their purchase, will benefit both the environment and your wardrobe. What's more, it is important to support such ethical business get back on their feet after the coronavirus pandemic so that they can continue doing their part for the environment. Investment pieces may be more expensive in the short term, but they will serve you well for years to come proving themselves to be a worthy investment.
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