Many of you have been commenting over the last couple of months about your distress of America pulling out of the Paris agreement on climate change. We don’t blame you, but may we offer an alternative approach? Consider the DMV. Long lines, unmotivated employees, and a widely accepted example of how slow government-run entities operate. Do we really want to rely on these people to change our world? That is why, we choose to see this as an opportunity for business to make far better and bigger progress than the sloth-like government ever would. Here’s a quick list of how we can help reach the Paris Climate Agreement through fashion.
1 | Go digital
2 | Switch to the cloud
3 | Refillable water bottles
4 | Offer remote work days
5 | Source sustainable fabrics
6 | Source natural fabrics with zero chemicals
7 | Opt for organic cotton
8 | Switch to natural dying processes
9 | Stop using polyester, rayon, and acrylic
10 | Switch to digital sales sheets
11 | Email buyers their orders
12 | Email customers their receipts
13 | Source deadstock fabric
14 | Design seasonless product
15 | Promote capsule wardrobe dressing
16 | Talk about your sustainable practices
17 | Skype meetings
If we can start being intentional with our decisions, and build this conversation, fashion can join with other heavy-hitting business industries and make better decisions to more efficiently and effectively reach the Paris Climate Agreement goals in our lifetime. Let’s do this.
For an immediate way to be a more sustainable fashion brand, sign up for Deadstock District to begin selling your fabric liability and sourcing existing fabric from other fashion brands.