We often hear about “ethical fashion“. Some talk about ethics in the fashion world in relation to production methods, others about the materials used, and still others about distribution. These are important, even fundamental issues. However, when speaking about this, we would like to take a clear stance and say, once and for all, no more “fast fashion.”
The reason? Simple and straightforward.
The durability of a piece of clothing is now an extremely important quality indicator. First and foremost, a garment that can stand the test of time will have a lower environmental impact. Consider how many poorly made garments are purchased and thrown away from one year to the next because they wear out after just a few months or become unpleasant with continued use over time.
In contrast, a garment crafted by artisans who touch, love, and care for what they create will always be more enjoyable to wear and, day by day, will be cherished even more.
Not Just Clothes
Let’s be clear: what we wear is not just something to cover ourselves with. An outfit can energize us, give us confidence, and convey our mood to the world. Certain garments represent important moments in our lives, and being able to wear them, even after some time has passed, can evoke strong emotions and sweet memories. How often have you chosen what to wear based on how you felt? If you’re a little sad, you might opt for something enveloping that makes you feel protected. When you’re happy, what’s better than wearing something colorful that tells everyone how beautiful this day is? We all know the sense of well-being that comes from wearing something that represents our personality.
No More “Fast Fashion”
In short, now that we’ve established that a garment is not just a piece of fabric to throw on, should it be “fast fashion”? Wouldn’t we all be happier knowing that the garment we’re buying will last over time, knowing that it’s made with care and attention rather than the haste of those who just need to produce more quickly? Furthermore, the durability of a garment is made possible when it is created with top-quality materials.
With Opificio Modenese, we have chosen to work every day to offer clothes made with quality and care. It takes more time, more effort, more research, but the end result, what we seek for our customers, comes from dedicating the right time to provide something durable and, in a sense, unique.