Slow Fashion: Focusing on Quality with Sustainable Materials.
There is a growing trend within the fashion world for sustainable, ethical clothing. At the forefront of this movement is Carin Mansfield, a designer who devotes herself to the art of "slow fashion".
“The problem is that all the Primarks and these types of stores on the high street have given people a false sense of how much work goes into garment making. I call it ‘fast food’ fashion. My clothes I would call ‘slow fashion’. Customers have come back to me who have bought stuff 20 years ago that I made and they still come in wearing the clothes. Every one of my pieces takes a machinist who has been on the machines 40 years a day to make. Each garment is made one by one. It’s better to buy fewer things, that’s what we advocate, buy one good thing that you love and wear to death. Hopefully my clothes will be able to be worn in 50 years.”