Slow fashion comes from the Italian slow food movement that was founded in 1986 by Carlos Petrini, who was a protest against a fast-food chain in Italy, and its goal was to preserve the rich food culture in Italy, regional traditions, nature of production and agricultural diversity. A slow fashion value is upon small-scale production, focus on local materials, high-quality garments, and close links to the local crafts and markets. Often priced to reflect the true cost and production suited from small to medium-scale production. Slow fashion also means buying less, caring for what you own so that it doesn’t end up in a landfill, swapping, trading used and upcycling of clothing; such as Lily Ashwell and Imogene + Willie.
Recommended Refashioned Series
- Refashioned, cutting edge clothing from upcycled materials. Part One
- Refashioned, the cutting edge of design in the sustainable era. Part Two
- Refashioned, fashion activism from the 1999s and up to the Fashion Revolution. Part Three
- Refashioned a part of the fashion revolution. Part Four