Fashion with a small cost to your pocket, and a big cost to the planet's future.
All of us love a bargain, but what may appear cheap to our bank account is having a high cost to the planet.
Boohoo and Missguided have been hot in the press as of recent, selling dirt cheap unsustainable clothing. Fast fashion is a huge planet polluter, and with people finding these prices irresistible, sales have been extremely high. With a price so low consumers can afford to nab the bargain, and if it doesn't look good the effort of sending it back is less appealing than just throwing it in the bin, meaning so many of these garments will actually end up not ever being worn.
Missguided have launched a £1 bikini, which proved to be so popular the site actually ended up crashing. Missguided's online rival, Boohoo, are selling a £4 dress, reduced from £5, attracting thousands of thriving retailers.
So what damage does fast fashion do to the planet?
Behind the desirable price tag, there is a huge environmental cost. The textile industry creates 1.2 billion tonnes of CO2 a year, that is more than international shipping and aviation combined! OUCH!
Fast fashion creates a high volume of plastic and chemical pollution and makes up for 35% of micro plastics found in the ocean.
While you pay less for a product from a high street brand, the environmental cost is high. That's why here at Thalassophile, we limit environmental damage to the absolute minimum and give back money in the process.
Every garment bought donates 20% of profits to the Marine Conservation Society (MCS). The MCS is the UK’s leading marine charity. They work to ensure our seas are healthy, pollution free and protected.
So what make's the process of creating our garments so different? Thalassophile garments are earth positive, meaning they:
Are organically and ethically made;
Are manufactured solely using sustainable energy generated from wind and solar power;
Are made from organic cotton;
Are ethically traded;
Are carbon neutrally manufactured;
Are printed with Eco-friendly inks;
Have a low water footprint;
Shipped in recyclable packaging, with no plastic involved.
Ditch fast fashion shopping and help make difference.