A general definition of environmental racism is that it refers to the disproportionate effects of environmental degradation on BIPOC through hazardous waste, pollution, and climate change. The problem is further expressed in that “huge profits are being made, mostly by white men…”
Most frequent questions about green standards
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Sustainability is a practice (or principle) whereby the environment and economy can continue living.
Regeneration is a practice that uses circular processes to heal eco systems and yields richer, fuller results.
In the same method of research as above, Sustainability is verified by activities that are powered using low emissions; and recyclable or biodegradable properties to eliminate waste.
A circular process in the fashion sphere looks like: garment production in a low carbon emitting workshop (or by hand), using organic certified cotton from a farm that cultivates its crop using regenerative agriculture methods; garments are purchased by a fashion rental company for multi-use; old garments are recycled and used to produce brand new products.
A clean production line from farming to textile production, Fair Work and green energy (installation) environments come at a higher cost. This is because such methods are still relatively new. Oftentimes, the products you buy are handmade and this high level of craftsmanship is evident compared to fast fashion.
There are so many fashion-tech apps and innovations in today’s market. You can buy now and pay later with checkout merchants like AfterPay or Klarna. You can save closet space by renting special occasion dresses and suits. You can register to Affiliate programs like rewardStyle if you think your online fans will shop your outfits. If you’re ultra savvy, you can rent your high value items on platforms that operate just like Airbnb.