Why Slow Fashion Accessories are important today more than ever!

The slow fashion movement continues to develop as a response to the negative impacts of fast fashion on the environment and the people involved in the production process. A study published in the Journal of Sustainability in 2020 showed that adopting slow fashion was based on social and environmental concerns and personal values. 

Fast fashion is associated with employing low-quality materials, mass production, and exploiting labour in developing countries. Slow fashion accessories and clothes, on the other hand, promote a much more sustainable and ethical approach to fashion. At COCHIC, the designs of our accessories are made to continue to the next generations as much as possible. 

What is the Slow Fashion Movement?

The slow fashion business approach to clothing and accessories emphasizes quality over quantity. Our slow fashion accessories are made from natural materials such as organic cotton and silk. Yes, we have recycled lines as well! One of COCHIC’s newest collar extenders to be launched soon is made from coconut fiber. Choosing slow fashion accessories has several environmental benefits:

  1. They are generally made from natural materials, which are biodegradable and do not contribute to the accumulation of plastics in the environment.
  2. They are produced in small quantities reducing the demand on resources and energy for production.
  3.  They are more environmentally-friendly than fast fashion, providing better working conditions for workers producing accessories and clothes.

One of the main reasons why slow fashion offers better working conditions is that there is a priority of quality over quantity; slow fashion brands produce smaller amounts using higher quality materials and production methods that are more time-consuming. Slow fashion brands also work directly with artisans and craftspeople, which helps to support communities to provide fair wages and working conditions. But by prioritizing quality, sustainability and transparency, slow fashion brands help ensure workers are treated fairly.

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Understanding Slow Fashion Accessories

Slow fashion accessories are all about creating high-quality, timeless pieces made to last, as opposed to fast fashion, which prioritizes quick turnover trends and cheap production at the expense of quality and ethical considerations. As more sustainable brands become an alternative to fast fashion, they come in with a higher price tag. 

This is because they are constructed from organic, low-impact plant material. Furthermore, more ethical manufacturing processes are adopted, meaning production takes place closer to you. Labor costs are higher in first-world countries than in third-world countries. Bringing these items closer to you reduces the carbon footprint and raises the price.

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One of the significant advantages of our slow fashion accessories here at COCHIC is that you can create a style easily and timelessly. Slow fashion emphasizes quality over quantity, so when you invest in high-quality accessories, they are more durable and last longer. So this means that you won’t need to replace your slow fashion accessories as frequently, and you will save money in the long run. In addition, slow fashion is all about timeless styles that don’t go out of fashion quickly. You can wear your slow fashion accessories for years to come, freely expressing yourself without the need to replace them with the latest trends. In the long term, investing in slow fashion accessories is a much more cost-effective and eco-responsible approach to building your wardrobe.

Conscious Fashion Accessories-Collar Extenders, Ties, Foulards

Accessories can definitely elevate your outfit and make you look more elegant. By carefully selecting and coordinating accessories such as foulards, ties, collar extenders, and cufflinks, you can enhance your overall look by creating your own personal style.  

We understand that your wardrobe will not last forever. Old pieces may not fit any longer, which is why our collar extenders and waist extenders provide this added benefit of extending the life of pieces in your wardrobe. For example, a collar extender can complete an outfit by producing a style and a sophisticated, comfortable look. Remember that less is more when it comes to accessorizing because you do not want to detract from your overall look. Always choose a few key pieces that complement each other and your outfit. Expressing yourself takes experimentation with different styles and combinations, so do what works best for you.

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Finding the right conscious brand for you

As we move into this social and environmental responsible realm, it is important to research brands because they are not all created equal. Finding a slow fashion brand can take some research, but there are several ways to go about it. Here are some tips to help you find a slow fashion brand. 1. As you research social media platforms and search engines, look for brands prioritizing sustainability, transparency and ethical production. 2. Several online directories list ethical and sustainable fashion brands. Some popular directories include Ethical Made Easy, Good on You, and Remake. These directories can provide information about the brand values, materials and production processes. 3. Ask for recommendations from people you know who are interested in sustainable fashion. You could also join groups and online communities dedicated to sustainable fashion to get the information you are looking for when choosing a conscious fashion brand. And finally, make sure you read your labels when shopping for clothes and accessories. Look for brands that use organic or natural fibers, recycled materials, or upcycled fabrics.

Remember that choosing a slow fashion brand requires some effort, but it is well worth it. You can help the environment and the people who manufacture your clothes by supporting sustainable and ethical fashion.