Sustainability, ethical fashion; They’re big buzz words in the fashion industry, but what do they really mean? And how important are they?
We’re encouraged on a daily basis to do our bit for the environment, from recycling to shopping locally and buying reusable products. It’s definitely something we can contribute to in our own way, no matter how small or big.
Sustainable Plus Size Fashion
Buying sustainably and/or ethically in plus size fashion can be quite the challenge. There are fewer options to choose from, but it can be done from fabric options to production methods. It’s definitely something we consider here at Kasbah Clothing – from making items in small production runs, to ensuring our staff are paid a fair, living wage.
What is Recycled Cotton?
Recycled cotton is the process of converting cotton fabric into cotton fibre that can be reused in textile products. Recycled cotton is also referred to as ‘regenerated cotton’ or ‘reclaimed cotton.’ Recycled cotton includes recycled raw material, as well as used, reconditioned, and re-manufactured components.
Textile recycling is generated from two primary sources:
- Pre-consumer: sourced at the production stage and includes scraps created by yarn and fabric by-products
- Post-consumer: sourced after sale and includes garments, upholstery, towels, household items to be repurposed
The largest volume of recycled cotton is sourced at the pre-consumer stage, such as off-cuts and factory waste. Post-consumer waste is more difficult to sort through due to colour shades, fabric blends, and is generally a more labour-intensive process.
Introducing our Recycled Cotton Sweater range
We’re excited to introduce our latest knitwear drop, made from 80% recycled cotton these relaxed sweaters are your casual go-to. They’re a lovely mid-weight meaning that they can be worn all-year round. Layer up in the Winter with one of our cotton shirts and a scarf, then, as Spring starts to come around again, wear them with white Robells to really freshen up the look.
This v-neck, wide cut sweater encapsulates off-duty, relaxed style. Easy to wear, it’s one of those chuck on and go pieces that will be worn week after week, season after season.
Re-Wear, Re-Use, Re-Style
Creating timeless, wearable pieces is another way we think Kasbah Clothing contributes to the sustainable fashion marketplace. Our pieces are built to last, we don’t follow trends, we create timeless, chic style. Meaning you can wear them season after season and restyle them with items from your existing wardrobe.
You can shop the new knitwear range on the Kasbah Clothing website