We carefully curate our pieces and only work with brands that we know have the greatest respect for the environment and the people they work with.
Slow fashion is an awareness and approach to fashion, which considers the processes and resources required to make clothing, particularly focusing on sustainability. It involves buying better-quality garments that will last for longer and values fair treatment of people, animals and the planet.
Our brands prioritise the environment from the initial design phase through to the production, delivery and the afterlife of the items they create. They take into consideration factors such as the minimisation of waste, the reduction of their carbon footprint and the avoidance of toxic chemicals, all of which can be driven by their choice of textiles and processes used. They strive to use our natural resources in a rational and considerate way.
Transparency is linked both to environmental and social responsibility. The brands we work with go to great lengths to fully understand their supply chain, and in many cases can trace from seed to garment or finished product. This encompasses who stitched or made the item right through to the dying of the fabric and the farming of the original fibre plant, and includes the conditions in which these items were made.
The brands we work with have the responsibility to ensure the workers within their supply chain are treated with the greatest respect, with fair working conditions and excellent factory standards. Goods and raw materials used by our brands should be fairly traded. Finally, social responsibility in our eyes also includes the promotion of inclusivity and diversity, both in the brands’ own workplaces and through their marketing activity.
Great design not only looks great, but has the power to significantly reduce the environmental impact of the production of an item. At The Slowlist, whilst aesthetic and good design are important, they should not come at the cost of greater environmental and social obligations. The brands we work with use these responsibilities as a starting point, and from there create timeless, design-led classics.