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10 Essential Thoughts to Buy Better Fashion in 2020


The COVID-19 pandemic has a huge negative impact on the economy, jobs, and livelihood of many people around the world. It hits the global textile and apparel industry hard with an unprecedented crisis. Is it time to buy better fashion items and prepare for the future?

Sustainability is more important than ever before. Sustainable fashion is essential for businesses to recover and thrive post-COVID-19 crisis. As consumers, our purchasing decisions have a tremendous impact. They matter for the economy, but also the society and the environment.

Here are 10 recent and crucial thoughts about sustainability in the apparel world to drive change towards better fashion.



Second-Hand Clothing is Much More Than a Sustainable Trend

second hand clothes

Second-hand clothing may seem like the latest trend for sustainable fashion. But buying and selling old clothes isn't new, even if these eco-friendly practices have been rising in popularity recently.

The second-hand clothing market is completely independent of the main conventional apparel market. It contributes to reducing environmental pollution, textile waste, and greenhouse gas emissions.

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What is the Purpose of Upcycling Fashion

upcycled fashion

The fashion industry is the second-largest polluter globally. It produces massive amounts of waste, pollution, and carbon emissions every year.

Upcycling fashion is one opportunity for fashion lovers and apparel business to reduce the amount of waste they create. Upcycled garments decrease the demand for the wasteful production of new clothing and prevent old textiles from ending up in landfills.

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Why is Hemp Better Than Cotton

hemp plants

Hemp and cotton are both natural plant fibers. But natural doesn't necessarily mean environmentally friendly and sustainable. The fashion industry uses cotton massively to make stylish clothing and accessories much more than hemp. Why? Is cotton better than hemp?

Cotton is much cheaper to produce than hemp and is readily available. But hemp is more sustainable than cotton and doesn't damage the environment as much. Unfortunately, hemp still has a bad reputation and represents only a small proportion of all fibers produced today.

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Pros And Cons of Hemp for Fashion

hemp leaves

Hemp is one of the most environmentally friendly fibers in the world. It's a great material to create comfortable textiles and beautiful fashion. It has amazing qualities but also a few drawbacks.

Using hemp for fashion provides eco-friendly clothes that are natural, soft, breathable, lightweight, and durable. Unfortunately, hemp fabric can wrinkle easily. It's also expensive to produce, difficult to dye, and overshadowed by cotton.

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What's the Difference Between Flax And Linen

linen clothes

Sustainable fabrics are very important in the fashion world today. Flax and linen are great options to create beautiful, soft, cool, and durable clothing that also protects the environment.

Linen is a natural fiber used for textiles in the fashion industry made from a renewable resource: the flax plant. It's the most expensive natural and sustainable woven fabric used for clothing in the world. Clothing pieces made from linen fabric are well-known to be luxurious and exceptionally cool in hot weather.

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10 Essential Questions to Ask About Sustainable Fashion

sustainable fashion


Before buying any new clothing, ask the following questions to make sure it's sustainable fashion. If you cannot find an answer yourself, ask the fashion brand or retailer you plan to buy from.

When out shopping or surfing an online clothing store, always check for more information about factories, materials, policies, and values. It's a great idea to ask the seller directly for more transparency, accountability, and sustainability.

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How to Tell if Clothes Are Cheaply Made

cheap clothes

The rise of fast fashion over the last 20 years made us consumers consider clothing as disposable commodities. The overproduction and overconsumption of cheaply made clothes create massive amounts of pollution, waste, and greenhouse gases every year.

One of the best ways to be more sustainable is to buy fewer clothes and higher quality. Buying new clothes is now faster, easier, and cheaper than ever before. But we must do so responsibly.

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How Long Does Rayon Take to Biodegrade

rayon waste

Rayon is one of the most common fabrics used in the fashion world, alongside cotton and polyester. It's a semi-synthetic fabric or man-made cellulosic fiber.

There are many different types of rayon and manufacturers using varying processes. Therefore, the time it takes for rayon to biodegrade varies between a few weeks to a few years.

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What Are The Most Eco-Friendly Textiles For Clothing

eco textiles

Eco-friendly fashion is much more than a trend. It's a revolution. The sustainable fashion movement is growing and one of the largest force driving changes in the textile and apparel industry today.

One of the best ways to be more sustainable with clothes is to choose eco-friendly fabrics. Most textiles used in the fashion industry are wasteful and polluting.

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How to Check the Fabric Quality of Clothing

fabric quality

Before buying new clothing, you may want to check the quality of its fabric. This is an important step to ensure the clothes are high-quality and long-lasting.

In the long run, it will not only help your budget but also protect the environment by saving resources, limiting waste, pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions.

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About the Author: Alex Assoune

Alex Assoune Alex Assoune (MS) is a global health and environmental advocate. He founded Panaprium to inspire others with conscious living, ethical, and sustainable fashion. Alex has worked in many countries to address social and environmental issues. He speaks three languages and holds two Master of Science degrees in Engineering from SIGMA and IFPEN schools.


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