Sustainable fashion in the time of COVID-19

avril 13, 2020 4 min de lecture

Sustainable fashion in the time of COVID-19 

What is the definition of sustainable?

According to the Cambridge Dictionary or Dictionary.com, sustainable means the ability to be sustained, supported, upheld, or confirmed. In the environmental science world it refers to the quality of not being harmful to the environment, causing little or no damage or depleting natural resources, thereby supporting long-term ecological balance.

If we take the definition literally sustainable, in the world of COVID-19, means sustaining and supporting each other; upholding our values and beliefs while doing the same for others. With quarantining and self-isolation, we are no longer being as harmful to the environment, causing far less damage to Mother Earth and reducing our use of her natural resources. We are slowly balancing, humanly and ecologically. Blue skies surround us.

 

What is sustainable fashion? 

It’s a movement. It’s a process. It’s a change. It’s an approach that considers waste, the environment and the socio-economic impact. It’s the consideration and awareness of present and future dwellers on this planet. Sustainable fashion is one aspect of the green movement that pays respect to Mother Earth, her natural resources, and all her creatures.

 

What’s changing?

In the 21st century we are a “just in time”, instant gratification, throwaway society. Cheap and cheerful is our mantra. We revise or update our wardrobes each season....we discard this year’s summer wear for next year’s trends. With consumerism at its all time highest along with the plethora of stores and online shopping, we don’t think twice about making more room in our closets for more....of anything.

We have become a disposable world and clothing has become as incidental as the water bottle you just discarded. Landfills are overflowing, second-hand shops are overwhelmed and closets, attics and basements are jam-packed with “stuff” that hasn’t seen the light of day since....well....it feels like forever. So how can we stop all this?

The current world pandemic is giving us all pause to think about our wanton wastefulness. It’s making us sharply aware of what matters, forcing us to look at what we need as opposed to what we want. Trolling the stores has ground to a halt, jobs have disappeared and incomes have dropped in response....food is now priority number one. Virtually trapped in our homes, we’re all rummaging through our closets and those boxes crammed under our beds on a voyage of discovery. Forgotten garments are becoming fresh and new again.

 

How can we help?

 

Four words. Reduce. Reuse. Repair. Reimagine.

 

Reduce

The changing seasons always provide an excuse to explore our wardrobes and minimize our clothing collections. Swapping, yard sales, consignment shops OR simply think about why you so desperately need that top in five different colours. Conscious buying....the latest buzzword (no, we just made it up), but really, think about your purchasing habits and the reasons behind that storage room full of jeans.

Reuse

Upcycling is popular in the arts and crafting worlds. It’s also becoming more important in the fashion world. Remember growing up with multiple siblings meant hand-me-downs? What big sis or brother wore eventually made its way down the clothing chain. Nothing went to waste.

Today new garments are created out of the old. Pants become shorts; scarves are stitched together to form tops, capes, cover-ups; dresses become skirts or new tops; your wedding dress just became your daughter’s prom dress. There are a plethora of creative ways to reuse and reconfigure without compromising the value and quality of the used garment or material. Mom always did know best.

Repair

Clothing was not meant to be disposable. Don’t toss that pair of jeans or favourite shirt. Fix them. Extend their life....cover that ripped knee with a playful patch, replace the buttons, mend the hem or stitch up those small rips and tears. It seems even much of today’s clothing is made with “planned obsolescence” in mind. A little love and a needle and thread will keep your clothes “healthy” and it’s much easier on the wallet.

 

Reimagine (or reinvent)

Now, vintage is “in”. From your mom’s poodle skirts to your dad’s vest collection, reimagining clothing from the past and mixing with today’s looks breathes new life into them. Mix and match fabrics, patterns and styles. Your “look” can become as individual as you are.

Reimagine one article of clothing in different ways. How about that much-loved shirt? Now....tuck it in; wear loose and belt it; tie the ends of the shirt together for a casual, summer look and wear it with shorts; maybe loose and flowing with your skinny jeans or add a scarf and blazer for a more business casual look.

 

Poppy Field the label....part of the change

 

Poppy Fields is about sustainable fashion. Focused on local production, natural fabrics, ecological integrity, quality and a simple love of fashion, our team produces beautifully handcrafted garments that will fit seamlessly into any fashionable closet.

Environmentally friendly, we keep our collection limited to 34 pieces so there is no waste. Poppy Fields clothes are meant to be worn for years to come. Working closely with the local economy, we use only “sustainable” quality materials such as silk, rayon and batik.

The current world situation is giving us all time to think about how we move forward and the changes that are certain to come. Poppy Fields is part of that change.

 



Voir l'article entier

Toujours plus de mieux et de moins: nos projets 2021

avril 06, 2021 4 min de lecture

Qui dit nouvelle année dit nouveau départ et nouveaux projets, 2021 sera dans la continuité des années précédentes, continuer de développer des vêtements responsables en vous proposant le meilleur rapport qualité étique prix.

 

On a jamais développé de nouvelle collection tous les 3 mois, en regardant le reportage d'Arte sur la fast fasion disponible en replay juste ici, on en a pas cru nos yeux :...

Voir l'article entier
SOS, mes semis sont en détresse !

mars 16, 2021 3 min de lecture

SOS, MES SEMIS SONT EN DÉTRESSE !

Le monde merveilleux des semis réserve parfois son lot de déceptions et de petits  échecs. Pas de panique, on fait le point sur les difficultés les plus souvent rencontrées et on vous explique comment les éviter !

⚠️   SOS, MES SEMIS NE GERMENT PAS !

Malgré tous vos bons soins, vos graines ne semblent pas décider à pointer le bout de leur nez ? Plusieurs raisons...

Voir l'article entier
Comment choisir des graines de qualité ?

mars 15, 2021 2 min de lecture

Comment choisir des graines de qualité ?

Semences hybride F1, reproductibles, biologiques, anciennes... 🤔  tout ce jargon ne nous facilite pas la tâche quand il s'agit de choisir les bonnes graines. Et pourtant la qualité de son potager passe avant tout par la qualité des graines que l'on décide de semer ! On fait le point ? 

Qu'est-ce qu'une graine "hybride F1" ?

Une hybride F1 est un croisement...

Voir l'article entier
Nous sommes shopify partners et shopify experts
Shopify sélectionne avec minutie des experts certifiés selon leurs domaines de compétence pour vous accompagner dans toutes les phases de votre projet :
Ce label est un gage de qualité et de prix raisonné pour vous apporter les meilleures solutions du E-commerce.
L'équipe lobsTTer est bien sûr
Nos 10 Experts certifiés par Shopify vous accompagnent sur la mise en place de votre plateforme ecommerce
mais surtout
voir le certificat

Contactez notre Manager Shopify

06 62 39 81 26

Ludovic Mariault

Ce champ est vide

Ce numéro de téléphone n'est pas correct

Cet email n'est pas correct

Votre message est vide