Why Slow Fashion Matters & How It Impacts Us All ✌️
In Photo: Production manager Arti, with Andreas PEACE FITS owner’s son, Sadiki. At Arti Bali, a family-owned factory. Sadiki is holding one of our older kids tees with original Owl graphic from the “EarthTRiBE” collection
Greetings, PEACE FITS family, how are you? Many of us have been slowing down and staying at home, the world has paused a bit to go onto an inner journey, and for us to review and excavate. We here at PEACE FITS feel this is a great time to think about how we circulate our money and what we are supporting when we do.
Slow Fashion has become a topic of great conversation over the last few years. The way that the fashion and clothing industry has exploded in recent decades has left many companies mass producing, and just looking to meet the demand of quickly changing trends. The mentality of “profit over everything” has led to a rise in higher volume and lower quality, with companies seeking to get a break in pricing in the wholesale market. This has led to a variety of unsustainable practices all the way down the supply chain.
Thus, as the fast fashion industry has been increasingly spotlighted for its unsustainable practices, poor work conditions, waste, and negative environmental impact, this new idea has gained more and more traction; enter Slow Fashion.
The intention of slow fashion is to produce a product that is made with integrity and longevity. The slow fashion movement sits somewhere in the line of ethical fashion and lasting fashion. The intersection keeps the garment as one that can stand. The piece can be worn over time, and is as well, produced with the most concern for the environment, social awareness, and sustainability. These markers speak to the client or consumer who wants to know about where their product is made, how it is made, and what kind of impact that process has on our environment and world. Leading to the idea that you can make a difference in the world just by choosing to purchase with a conscience.
Voting with your dollar so to speak, can create a positive ripple all the way down the supply chain. The slow fashion industry is gaining significant visibility and inclusivity with eco, green, fair trade, and sustainable labels. The slow fashion movement also guarantees a better quality of the garment, with more attention to detail throughout the different stages of production.
PEACE FITS established the brand in 2008 with a commitment to creating a product that is ethically made, high quality, and fair for the consumer and producer. Our journey has taken us around the world and landed us in Bali, home to some of the world’s most beautiful cultures, people, and clothing.
When we started our own workshop in Bali in 2010, we had just 2 sewing machines and a few staff cutting and sewing the garments by hand. This was the beginning of a relationship that has now flourished into a full family-run production facility, Arti Bali, which employs about 10 local people, at a fair living wage. We are committed to being a leading-edge brand, steeped in culture, consciousness, and ethics. From design to final product, we hope to inspire our customers to rethink how they choose to represent themselves with the clothing they wear and to recognize their purchase can make an impact in the lives of others.
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