Today, we live in a fast paced world and the fashion industry (we) has cleverly ingrained the need of being abreast with the latest trends among us. We are so tempted to have the #ootd, but at what cost?
1- Chemicals: Raw materials, such as cotton, grow in large quantities using insecticides and pesticides.The latter is not only harmful for the environment but also for farmers working in the production cycle. Research has shown that long term exposure to chemicals used in insecticides and pesticides can negatively affect the nervous and immune system.
2-Production of large number of garments in response to fast fashion causes more waste production. Hence, landfills causing soil pollution.
3-Transportation of these materials and shipment of clothing to their destination add to the carbon dioxide emissions. No need to remind ourselves how carbon emissions negatively impacts our planet.
4-Fast fashion equals, sometimes, an over-full wardrobe. For a hygienic person, the latter means more detergent. Rare are those aware of the impact of detergents on freshwater fish and marine life.
5-The production of certain fashion items promoted poaching of animals to such an extent that these animals have now become endangered and will be wiped off the face of the earth if not protected.
Life in general is the choices that we make. And as enlightened individuals, it is our duty to make the right choice which is not just beneficial for us but for our planet as well.
At Charles & Camus, we do not claim perfectness yet. However, we do our best. Our clothes are produced once a customer places an order and are sourced from the closest supplier to the shipping adress. Hence, reducing carbon emissions and avoiding waste. Our products are recyclable, too.
As we evolve, we plan to enhance our supply chain even more using innovative and eco-friendly solutions.
Charles & Camus.
1. Cotton and Pesticides.
2. Fashion and Environmental Impact
3. Fashion and Poaching Animals