Here are some takeaways on how to be ForwardFriendly and helpful to our society.
It is important to understand your role as either a consumer or creator in the fashion industry.
CHECK THE INSIDE TAG
When you decide to shop online or in store, always check the tag. Not the one with the dollar amount, but the one inside that shirt, or pants, even check the bottom sole of a shoe.
It can be extremely hard to take note of every brand that is not Forward Friendly. So instead look up the materials of the item and where it was made.
LOOK UP THE EMISSIONS RATE
Every company that has a hand in fashion is responsible for the things that they put into the market. It is their responsibility to ensure that their manufacturing processes are as clean as they can be.
As a consumer, it is your job to check the emissions rates of that company and make a judgement to support a brand. Removing your support from a non Forward Friendly brand can cost the environment and increase global warming.
CHANGE THE WAY YOU SUPPORT ONLINE / FAST FASHION
Fast fashion can be so enticing, and shopping online to quickly buy a new pair of shoes or jeans can be a timesaver. However, as a consumer, you should monitor the way you order online.
Keep the orders at traditional shipping to avoid damaging the environment by next day or two day shipping. Also monitor which fast fashion brands are being ethically and socially responsible.
WHO IS CREATING THE CLOTHES?
When you check the inside tag for materials, ensure that you check the tag for where it was made. Was it made in China? Made in France? Make sure that as a consumer you back-check each brand that you are familiar with buying and make a choice to be Forward Friendly for the environment.
THINK FOR YOURSELF
Following these tips not only benefits yourself, but the environment, and future generations to come. The way we shop, dress, and consume is an important part on why the global carbon emissions are rising exponentially.
We have to do better for the planet and for ourselves.
STAY FASHION FORWARD, AND THINK ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY