Since 2016, SKIIM Paris has been dedicated to creating sustainable fashion by focusing on modern and versatile leather pret-a-porter that can be effortlessly incorporated as an essential part of a woman's wardrobe.
Read on to learn more about sustainable fashion, why it’s important, and how to dress more sustainably.
What is Sustainable Fashion?
Sustainable fashion refers to garments and accessories that are produced in an ecologically and socially responsible way.
Every part of the process of making, selling, and wearing clothing matters in sustainable fashion. From paying workers fairly to ensuring the products last a long time and reducing the amount of waste produced, sustainable fashion encompasses consideration for people and the planet.
Why is sustainable fashion important?
Ultimately, sustainable fashion is important because of the much-needed positive impact it has on the planet and people involved in the manufacturing.
What are the key factors for sustainable fashion?
There are a number of different key elements that factor into sustainable fashion.
These include (but aren’t limited to):
- Ethical and fair trade labour practices
- A production process free of hazardous chemicals and pollutants
- High-quality, durable products
- Biodegradable/sustainable packaging
What sustainable materials are found in clothing?
Sustainable materials are ones made from natural sources and fibres or recycled materials that are responsibly procured and create as little waste as possible.
These materials can also include:
How is sustainable fashion made?
From farming to manufacturing, sustainable fashion is made in a way that tries to improve on every aspect of the garment making process.
The materials used in sustainable fashion can include:
How can you dress more sustainably?
By investing in pieces from brands that consistently speak up about their stance on sustainability and eco-responsibility, you can help to make a positive change.
Buy smarter. Making a conscious choice to invest in the very best quality you can afford and choosing timeless designs means that each piece in your wardrobe will be worn and treasured for a lifetime. Wardrobe staples such as our Ophelia jumpsuit and our Sienna mini skirt are prime examples and are able to be worn for years.
Wear your clothes for as long as possible. Our products are made to have a long lifetime and most sustainable brands are no different. However, even old fast fashion items can become more sustainable just by wearing them repeatedly and taking proper care of them to ensure longevity.
What makes SKIIM Sustainable?
SKIIM’s raison d'etre is to empower the modern woman through bold, effortless and refined clothing with a conscience.
All of our leathers and furs are by-products of the meat industry. Additionally, no SKIIM materials are sourced from Brazil to help reduce Amazon deforestation.
We work closely with a family-owned factory in Portugal for the construction of our garments. The workers are paid fairly and we can monitor their safe working conditions closely.
Above all, we sell well made, stylish clothing that is designed to last.