FACT: THE FASHION INDUSTRY IS THE THIRD MOST POLLUTING INDUSTRY IN THE WORLD.
It is no secret that consumer culture at the level we see today is hurting our planet. Instead of wearing our clothes to shreds, we toss out a shirt due to a stain or a hole, or merely because it is out of style…and then head to the nearest shopping center to replace the items we’ve just discarded with newer, updated versions. We are all guilty of it.
Here at The Showroom Pasadena, we are advocates of conscious-consumerism. Our curated selection of designer and contemporary clothing and accessories reflects our dedication to breaking the endless cycle of buy-wear-discard.
HOW TO BECOME A CONSCIOUS-CONSUMER
Becoming a conscious-consumer requires familiarizing yourself with the origins of your clothing, and how those clothes are being made. We pride ourselves in giving a second-life to apparel with designer labels. Our focus on designer labels comes from our appreciation of quality garments and handbags, and other accessories. These items, often hand-crafted, made from natural materials such as cotton, silk, wool, linen, and leather, and/or made in the USA, Italy, or France, are far less likely to fall apart with wear.
Shopping consignment or conversely consigning (or donating) your clothes helps the planet by:
1 – Eliminating landfill waste. According to The Atlantic, Americans send 10.5 million tons of clothing to land fills every year.
2 – Reducing our carbon footprint. It has been estimated that 29% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions result from the manufacturing, transport, and final disposal of material items. By shopping consignment and reselling items you no longer use, you can dramatically reduce your carbon footprint.
3 – Encouraging fast-fashion retailers to become more sustainable. Brands like Patagonia, Levi’s, Eileen Fisher, and even H&M have joined the green movement and now have in-store recycling programs.
Check out a few of our favorite pieces from several of the conscientious brands we carry at TSP: