When you buy sustainable and ethically-manufactured clothing, you do much more than just putting on a shirt. You’re making a difference in the world around you—and that’s something worth being proud of!
An excellent way to think about sustainable swimwear or clothing is to imagine a world where you could wear the same outfit every day—not because it was uncomfortable, but because it was an entirely new experience. If everyone could do this, your wardrobes would be less cluttered and have more room for experimentation with style.
But how would we get there? It’s simple: supporting companies committed to sustainability and social responsibility. These companies are often small-scale manufacturers who commit themselves to making products in ways that minimize their impact on the environment, provide fair wages for workers, ensure safe working conditions, and protect animals from cruelty or exploitation.
Better Quality Clothing
Ever wonder why your new shirt doesn’t last as long as your old one? How about the fact that a pair of pants can look great for three months and then fall apart in six, despite being made from the same material? Sustainable clothing is made with better quality materials, stitching, fabric and craft. It also has better customer service since it’s a smaller operation (not Walmart). You’ll likely be dealing directly with one person or company rather than multiple warehouses across the country.
Support Small Businesses
According to the Small Business Association, small businesses make up 99.7% of all U.S. businesses and employ half of the workforce. In addition to being more local than large corporations, they’re also more likely to be family-owned and community-oriented because they don’t have shareholders who need returns on their investment for them to continue operating. So when you buy from a small business, you’re not just supporting a business owner—you’re supporting someone who cares about their community too!
Protect the People Who Made Your Clothes
The most obvious benefit of buying ethically-made apparel is that you’re helping to protect the people who make your clothes. Unfortunately, the garment industry has a long history of exploiting workers. In many countries with low labour standards and high unemployment rates, companies often use child labour or force their employees to work in dangerous conditions. This is an issue that affects millions of people around the world—workers who could use some extra help in their lives.
Be Proud of What You Wear
There’s nothing like caring about the things you put on your body and home. When it comes to clothing, for example, sustainable and ethically-made garments are a great way of ensuring that you don’t have to feel guilty about the impact that these items have on our planet or other people around the world.
The clothes may cost more than others do, but they will last longer, which means saving money in the long term if you think about it as an investment rather than an expense. It also means saving resources by reducing waste, which is better for everyone in all kinds of ways.
As you can see, there are many benefits to buying ethically and sustainably manufactured clothing. It’s not only better for the planet, but it also supports small businesses and helps keep artisans employed throughout the world. We urge you to consider these points when making your next purchase.