In the world of Fast Fashion, we are forgetting to save our precious resources from getting polluted due to: the industrial wastes, the junk of clothes we are unnecessarily buying in our day-to-day life and then throwing them for no reason.
As we know, Fashion Industry is the second largest cause of pollution in the world. So, being a little more sensible towards saving the surrounding and fashion from getting more hazardous, “Sustainable Fashion” came into trend.
Now, fashion is changing its step towards ‘Slow Fashion’, which is a way of consciously finding a solution
i.e. sustainability. Based on the strategies of design, production, consumption, use-phase and reuse, which are emerging alongside the global fashion system, and are posing a potential challenge to it and hence the consumer sector plays a crucial role, as they buy the product and consume it. Fashion and Textile designers are trying to re-design the wastage thrown by the big manufacturing industries and also waste fabrics, which is of no use after a certain quantity usage.
Keeping this in mind, making ‘Slow Fashion’ also doesn’t mean reusing the past materials, but also introducing the word ‘Craftsmanship’ in the most beautiful ways. While the world was running after- digital printing and other, ‘Hand-made Revolution’ has taking its place, by maintaining its hand-work with patience and creating the best rarity and timeless hand-crafted products. Upliftment of artisans
through hand-block printing, hand-embroidery, hand-loom and weaving are the forte of Indian culture and traditional history that still celebrates their priceless work, where the artisans are respected in all their respective specializations they know- for example : A hand block-maker, is known for his beautiful carving in wood, let it be miniature detailed block to dabu blocks. Also, being in a craft society, we are more responsible to beautify our tradition in a natural way. Getting out of the chemical compounds and finding a breeze in the natural dyes like- Indigo and Kashish, is more healthy, sustainable and safe for self and other living ones. Hence, the making is followed with its originality and so it’s a slow process
while production. It doesn’t include a mass production, as it doesn’t allow a large number of wastes to be made again, moreover it will disturb the natural process of fabric and natural dyes that has a limitation of processing and producing for the user.
Here, being a slow-fashion designer, a re-introduction of a beautiful garment using all the creativities through wastes i.e. Zero waste garment has also happened. Hence, the silhouettes designed are also elegant and simple with ‘minimalism’ in vision and detailing.