A Journey of Refined Elegance and Circularity
art of dressing
Photography by Dimanche Creative
Model Kayten Schmidt
As the world grapples with the consequences of fast fashion, the importance of prioritizing sustainable and responsible garments is becoming increasingly evident. Expressing oneself, feeling confident, and making a statement through dressing is an art that can still be achieved while upholding sustainable fashion practices.
This story explores the concept of repeating looks as a road to sustainability, and how brands like dāl the Label are leading the way in introducing comfort for women on the move without compromising style and quality.
Transform your Style, Reduce Your Footprint
Vogue defines sustainability in fashion as a process of creating garments that respect the environment, the people who make them, and the consumers who wear them. It involves reducing waste, using eco-friendly materials, reusing and recycling clothing items. Circular fashion is an approach that focuses on eliminating waste and reducing environmental impact by using renewable materials, recycling, and reusing clothing items to create new garments.
Outfit Repeating for Circular Style
As the fashion industry trains consumers to believe that they need to constantly update their wardrobes, the idea of repeating looks might seem daunting. However, it is a simple yet effective way to reduce our environmental footprint.
By investing in essential and timeless pieces, building a capsule wardrobe, and embracing classics, we can extend the life cycle of our clothes and reduce the need to purchase new items.
dāl as a brand is trying to prioritize responsible garments and circular fashion. The aim to introduce comfort for women on the move without compromising style and quality. dāl uses natural fabrics like pure linen, organic cotton, tencel, and many more sustainable materials. We commit to sustainability through manufacturing processes, where we work with small-scale local factories and artisans who adhere to fair trade practices.
Tailoring and Sustainable Fashion
Sustainable fashion activist, Lauren Engelke, emphasizes that tailoring is an essential component of sustainable fashion. By tailoring clothes to fit perfectly, they are more likely to be worn and cherished, rather than discarded due to poor fit. It is an excellent way to extend the life of existing clothing items, reducing the need to purchase new ones.
Ultimately, the art of dressing is about treating yourself to good quality pieces that give you confidence and make you feel good. It is about investing in sustainable fashion practices that promote circular fashion and reduce waste. Whether you are young or old, dressing well is an art that can be enjoyed at any age. By embracing sustainable fashion practices, investing in timeless pieces, and tailoring clothes to fit perfectly, we can extend the life cycle of our clothes, reduce our environmental footprint, and enjoy the art of dressing in a responsible and sustainable way.
Lauren Engelke: https://www.ecofashiontalk.com/2014/09/lauren-engelke/