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Sustainable Fashion Dictionary

sustainable fashion definition

We get it—starting your sustainable fashion journey can be confusing. What’s the difference between an ethical, sustainable or conscious wardrobe? Should I be shopping for secondhand or slow fashion? With so many buzzwords, sustainable fashion jargon can seem like learning a new language. But no worries, we’re here to break it down for you with this fool-proof intro to sustainable fashion terms and definitions. 

Capsule Wardrobe: a term coined by Susie Faux, the owner of a London boutique called "Wardrobe" in the 1970s. According to...


Nurturing your Knits with The Endery: How to Wash Sweaters, Visible Mending and More

Nurturing your Knits with The Endery: How to Wash Sweaters, Visible Mending and More

Taking care of our clothes and making repairs when necessary is paramount in achieving a long-lasting, sustainable wardrobe. However, specialty textiles such as knits can be incredibly finicky when it comes to maintenance. So, to help us unravel the secrets to nurturing our knits, Swap Society founder Nicole Robertson chatted with Ellen Saville from The Endery—a knitwear company that creates one-of-a-kind, handmade knits out of luxury deadstock yarns—to talk all things sweaters.

Nathalie Kelley Commits to Buy #NoNewClothes

Actor Nathalie Kelly holds a piece of paper reading “#NoNewClothes”

Photo from @natkelley on Instagram

It’s undeniable; celebrities and fashion go hand in hand. It's almost impossible to imagine a red carpet without the designer gowns or a fashion magazine without movie stars. This deep symbiotic relationship between influencers and the fashion industry has contributed to the consumeristic patterns that torment our environment and our garment workers. However, actress, Nathalie Kelley, is setting an example for all other influencers by taking the


COVID-19 Devastates Fast Fashion Garment Workers

COVID-19 Devastates Fast Fashion Garment Workers

COVID-19 has impacted all of us, whether that be for better or for worse. Every day, living out the “new normal” can be challenging. However, for many of us, our obstacles pale in comparison to the devastation that fast fashion garment workers are facing today.

Fashion in the Time of Covid-19: Wardrobe Tips from a Fashion Therapist

Fashion in the Time of Covid-19: Wardrobe Tips from a Fashion Therapist

The Coronavirus is turning the world upside down, forcing millions of us into quarantine. It's a scary time, and as we look for ways to comfort ourselves, whether consciously or unconsciously, we might find ourselves living in our pajamas. If you're not leaving the house, fashion might seem superfluous, and getting dressed might not seem worth it. But what if what you wear has a powerful effect on how you feel? Living in your sweats for a week might not be a big deal, but what if we're stuck inside much longer than that? We asked fashion therapist Stephanie Gisondi-Little of ComposedCo to share her perspective.