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Fashion is a trillion-dollar industry, making it among the largest, most profitable industries globally. However, to meet and exceed high profits, this industry has to adapt to mass production of items for selling; ultimately leading to high amounts of waste and pollution.

It’s only natural that an industry that creates and sells so much would also create so much waste — 92 million tons, to be exact, and that’s just textile waste. There’s also plastic waste to consider, as well as the consumption of natural resources like water and fossil fuels.

However, despite the lack of sustainability within the fashion industry, things are starting to change. Fashion brands are increasingly realizing their contribution to waste and climate change and are starting to take responsibility by making more eco-friendly improvements.

Consumers are also becoming more mindful of their buying habits and the brands they support. While there is still a way to go, as sustainability may still be considered controversial to some individuals and companies, every little bit helps. The more people start demanding change, the more large fashion corporations that have the most impact will have to start stepping up and doing their part. 

Let’s take a closer look at how the fashion industry is affecting the planet, what sustainable changes are being made, and how consumers can also do their part to help mitigate the negative environmental impacts of fashion.

Why Eco-Friendly Fashion is Important

Nearly 10% of all carbon emissions around the globe come from the fashion industry. Not only does it take a lot of energy and the burning of fossil fuels to manufacture textiles and other items, but there is also the shipping and overall energy consumption for retail, corporate, and manufacturing operations to consider. 

The fashion industry is also responsible for significant usage of water, particularly in fast fashion. One-tenth of the water used across all industries is consumed specifically by the fashion industry. This is because it can take around 3,000 liters of water just to create one cotton shirt, for example.

Furthermore, fashion doesn’t just consume a lot of water; it also creates large amounts of wastewater leftover after necessary tasks like textile dyeing. Unfortunately, the majority of that wastewater is not properly disposed of, meaning it ends up polluting natural environments, like the ocean.

Synthetic fashion materials are also a major concern as they contribute to plastic waste and pollution. Polyester, for example, has become extremely popular because it is highly durable and long-lasting, but it is also made from microplastics, which can leach into our waterways when washing these items. In addition, when clothing items containing these microplastics are thrown out, they end up in landfills or even dumped in the ocean, where the microplastics leach toxic chemicals for years as they break down.

How the Fashion Industry Is Moving Towards a More Sustainable Future

Though the fashion industry has done significant damage over the years, there are positive changes being made. With newer generations prioritizing sustainability, it has forced fashion brands and manufacturers to take a closer look at their operations. It’s clear that if these companies want to stay in business, they have to start making more eco-friendly updates to their products and their overall business practices and operations.

Many brands are doing their part by procuring more sustainable textiles, being more mindful of their water and energy usage, and implementing take-back or recycling programs. Take-back programs can significantly reduce textile waste as it encourages customers to send their clothes back once they are done with them so the company can donate them or find other ways to reuse them.

Some fashion companies are also starting to minimize the use of synthetic blends to ensure the clothes can more easily be recycled, using low-waste cutting methods to reduce leftover textile scraps, and offering rental schemes to reuse the same items over and over rather than constantly producing new items.

What Fashion Lovers Can Do to Help Stop the Environmental Crisis

Excessive consumption of clothing items and accessories by customers is also contributing to significant amounts of fashion waste. Millions of tons of apparel items are purchased globally every year, and a lot of those items end up getting thrown out after their use, which means they end up in landfills and natural environments, or get incinerated and contribute to carbon emissions.

To help reduce fashion waste, consumers can:

A more minimalist, paired-down wardrobe is a great way to start living a more sustainable life. Despite what you may have heard, minimalism does not mean boring or lacking in style. It’s simply about paying closer attention to the pieces you buy so that each piece can be interchangeable with another.

The idea is to have a smaller wardrobe with items that can easily match anything else in your closet to create an outfit. 

  • Reuse and Repurpose Old Fashion Items

When it’s time for something in your wardrobe to go, try giving it a second thought before simply tossing it out. Just because it’s something you don’t wear anymore doesn’t mean it can’t be put to use in some other way. Old shirts, for example, can be torn apart to use for cleaning rags, and you can reuse old boots for other creative purposes like a planter or even a birdhouse. 

Creating a slow fashion wardrobe is another great way to help the environment. This means shopping primarily at second-hand shops and vintage stores. If you do need a new item, try shopping only with brands that you know are sustainable and doing their part to protect the planet.

  • Donate, Give Away, and Sell Unwanted Items

The annual closet overhaul is something we’ve all done. But to make this yearly ritual more sustainable, opt for donating, selling, or giving them away instead of throwing things away. Responsible decluttering can help reduce waste that ends up in landfills and your old items can find a new home with someone else who needs them or wants them more than you do.

Final Thoughts

Sustainable fashion is no longer a trend; it is necessary. Brands, corporations, manufacturers, and consumers all must do their part to reduce fashion waste and the excessive use of natural resources. While larger companies and organizations might have more of their work cut out for them, there are lots of easy ways consumers can make more sustainable fashion choices to stop the environmental fashion crisis.

 

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Stylish 90s Fashion Trends That Are Super Perfect For 2022

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W e can’t help but reminisce on the fashion trends from way back. From the 50s feminine silhouettes to the 60s experimental options, fashion has taken many faces over the decades. Excitingly, this 2022, several of these ‘faces‘ have made a comeback on the runways, especially 90s fashion, and it’s only right that our closets follow suit.

When you think of the 90s, fashion is definitely one of the strong points that stand out. Maybe it was the way it so wittingly incorporated trends from different eras, both boxy and skin revealing, or how it so unashamedly called for versatile pieces (case in point the scarf top). Whatever the case may be, 90s fashion was indeed IT and we are more than glad to see a resurfacing this 2022.

Celebs and style stars have already begun claiming their piece of the 90s fashion pie as we recently spotted Ciara doing justice to a 90s-inspired athleisure piece in the music video for her latest single, Jump. If you’re willing to relive the 90s experience, albeit for a brief moment, then fashion may just be your time machine. Strap on tight as we explore the good ol’ 90s fashion trends that are a must-have in 2022. To slay this effortlessly, you will need the fearlessness of the Spice Girls and the humor of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. We’re ready for take-off!

Check out super stylish 90s fashion trends that are totally in this 2021…

#1. Minis

The 90s were truly the times of shorter lengths, thanks in part to pop culture and the wave it brought. Skirts, dresses, shorts…are all welcome as long as they put enough of your legs on show. This season, get them in bright colors and classic fabrics like denim to make all the right statements.

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#2. Bucket hats

Don’t just love how well the 90s hip-hop stars made it a point to advocate for bucket hats? Girl, did they do it justice! For those of us who enjoyed rocking this hat with a section of the front folded slightly upward, you remember how cool it made you feel. Good thing they are back. But thing time, you don’t need to fold them.

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#3. Cargo pants

Loose-fitting pants like cargo pants are totally in right now, and yes, they still come with the swag. Pair them with sneakers for a super casual slay or pumps to add just the right amount of sauce.

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#4. Slip dresses

Sexy, chic, and flatters most figures, what else do you need from an outfit? This 90s sensation is still causing a stir in 2022, but that’s no surprise. How many outfits can boast of turning up the heat without even trying?

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#5. Athleisure sets

The 90s were big on coordinated athleisure sets. Everyone and their grandmum had them on because they managed to be comfy, cool, and stylish at the same time. Today, athleisure sets are well-represented in closets seeing that they make it super easy to be “put together” in no time. Cheers to this style-status-saving piece! 

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#6. The crop top

Crop tops are midriff-baring tops and were an essential fashion item for ladies living in the ’90s. Good to know they’re on-trend once again. Today, you can scarcely scroll through your social media timeline without seeing someone in a crop top. Relive this best fashion from the decade by pairing a crop top with a pair of mom jeans or a maxi skirt. This chic combination is an all-time favorite.

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#7. Hoop Earrings

Hopefully, we won’t be holding your hoops this season and they’ll finally sit pretty on your ears where they belong. (It’s baffling how the ladies who wore hoops back then always got into a fight. The irony of it all). This piece of jewelry reached peak popularity in the ’90s and was worn by women everywhere. It was the way it added attitude and chic essential to plenty of outfits that endeared it to many. The only rule when wearing this sassy jewelry is to make them as big as possible. I mean, what’s the point in wearing jewelry if it doesn’t make a statement? Hoop earrings go well with low-cut hairstyles too.

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#8. Flare jeans

Also known as bell-bottoms, these pants with legs that become wider after the knee was an extremely popular 90s fashion. They were originally worn by those who worked on boats since the seventeenth century but reached mainstream fashion in the 90s. This year, pair it with a crop top for a night out with friends or denim on denim for a more sophisticated daytime look.

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#9. Dungarees

The dungarees started as a farmers’ outfit, but the 90s made them a must-have fashion essential for trendy adults. Regardless of how it’s sewn — long, short, patterned, or plain — there was no wrong way to wear them in the 1990s, but definitely leaving one side undone made you cooler. In 2022, this outfit can be paired with any kind of top depending on the look you intend to achieve.

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#10. Tweed

Also known as cashmere, this trend was introduced by Coco Chanel in the 20th century, but it wasn’t until the 90s that it became cool and youthful. Tweed is ever stylish and can be paired in a variety of ways.  From skirt suits to dresses, all that matters is what works for you and your body type. Also, it is important to pay attention to the accessories you incorporate into this look. Rock it gurrl, there’s no stopping you.

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#11. Chokers

These are diverse and interesting trendy jewelry that curves around the neck. Length can run between 14-16 inches. There are also chokers that are strong in shape but flexible enough to fit around most necks. This is one item that screams go trendy or go home.

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#12. The shoes

If you’ve been observant, you’d have noticed that trendy shoes from the 90s are making a big comeback this 2022. From boots to strappy sandals, sneakers, and sky-high platforms, all are back and with a bang! Just pair your choice with the right outfit and accessories and you’ve got a great retro comeback.

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Check out more 90s fashion trends perfect for 2022…

To awaken the 90s fashion trend today, you need to spice it up to attain relevance. Instead of copying looks verbatim, why not create your own modern 90s fashion look? The trick to achieving this is to seamlessly create a too-cool-to-care attitude of the 90s while appearing contemporary and chic for today. For example, pair your favorite dungarees with modern makeup or hairstyle. That’s a whole level of vibe.


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