Online stores such as Amazon, Etsy, eBay and more have made shopping easier than ever before. With a simple click of a button, users can purchase a cacophony of designs from just about anywhere in the world. However, as the world moves away from fast fashion and towards long-lasting, sustainable fashion more and more consumers are realising the benefits of purchasing from local businesses.
While some local brands can be more expensive, the true cost of fast fashion cannot be ignored. Here we will discuss why you should support local and purchase sustainable swimwear brands.
Fast Fashion Vs
Fast fashion brands continue to be popular due to their convenience and affordable cost. However, sustainable fashion and brands have gained in popularity in recent years for their mission to promote ethical production, protect the environment and support their local communities.
Fast fashion refers to clothing that is mass-produced to keep up with ever changing trends. As the production is so fast, this clothing is also extremely cheap. Unfortunately, fast fashion has a dark side that is both harmful to the environment and its workers.
Fast fashion is one of the biggest producers of waste, after oil production. Because fast fashion keeps up with ever-changing trends, this leads to the production of poor quality clothing that is not meant to last. As a result, consumers only wear a clothing item a few times before throwing it away. Ethically, fast fashion is notorious for its less than desirable working conditions and unliveable wages.
Sustainable/ Local Fashion
Sustainable is clothing that is produced with a focus on being ethical and environmentally friendly. When compared to quick fashion, sustainable brands are of superior quality creating significantly less waste in both production and post-use.
Sustainable, local swimwear and clothing puts a large focus on promoting healthier work environments and do so by taking additional measure to ensure worker safety and provide liveable wages.
Supporting Local & Sustainable Brand Benefits
There are a number of benefits when investing in sustainable, locally made swimwear, from sustainability and transparency to unique and high quality pieces. Additional benefits include:
Sustainable and eco-friendly: Most local brands will incorporate local and environmentally friendly materials. Additionally, there is less waste produced in the shipping and distribution.
High-quality and long-lasting: Locally made clothing is of more high-quality as they must adhere to the strict quality control of their country, such as Australia.
You support the local economy: Buying from local brands means your money continues to benefit economic development in your community and supporting thee brands and their employees.
Support Sustainability with Australia’s HoneyTrap Swim
As informed consumers, there is no denying the importance of supporting local businesses. From ethical production to sustainability and everything in between, HoneyTrap Swim is a local Australian swimwear brand with a focus on producing premium bikini pieces that are ethically and sustainably made.
Using the best fabrics and fully recyclable packaging, you can rest assured that you are doing your part in creating a better, more sustainable future.