Fast Fashion: The Negative Impacts & Why Switch to Sheepskin

Fast fashion is a huge topic in the media at the moment, the term ‘fast fashion’ essentially means the design, marketing and consumption of any kind of fashion garment and shoes at an extortionately fast pace. You may have even read in the news recently that the show ‘Love Island’ is only going to be providing their contestants with second-hand clothes for the first time in the show’s history, which we think is pretty cool! 

Fast fashion garments, including footwear, are often made cheaply and are not designed to last, meaning they are often thrown away after a short period of time, ultimately contributing to landfill waste and, depending on the garment, releasing harmful toxins into the ground. One of the main issues with fast fashion is that it relies heavily on synthetic materials, which are not only harmful to the environment, but also unsustainable. Fast fashion also often uses harmful chemicals, which can pollute water sources and damage the environment. 

All of this has a serious impact on the environment, and it’s something we need to start paying attention to. It’s time to make a change. Natural materials, like sheepskin, and higher quality garments are a great option that won’t damage the environment like fast fashion items will, they will last you for a long time to come and are much more sustainable than cheaper alternatives. For example, all of our footwear is made using high quality, sustainably and ethically sourced sheepskin and suede, unlike cheaper man-made alternatives that often use a manufactured mix of acrylic and polyester, which in turn, has a huge environmental footprint. 

Here are 10 reasons why you should swap synthetically made shoes for high quality sheepskin ones:

1. Sheepskin is a natural material that is more sustainable than synthetic materials like polyester. All of the sheepskin we source is done so ethically, meaning that we only use the fleeces from sheep that have been reared for food. 

2. Sheepskin is biodegradable, meaning it won’t pollute the environment like fast fashion garments made from synthetic materials.

3. Sheepskin is a durable material that will last longer than fast fashion garments, which are often made cheaply and designed to fall apart and ruin quickly.

4. Sheepskin is a natural insulator, so it will keep you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

5. Sheepskin is breathable, so it won’t make you sweat like synthetic materials can.

6. Sheepskin is hypoallergenic, so it’s a great option for people with allergies or sensitive skin.

7. Sheepskin is a natural moisture-wicker, so it will keep you dry and comfortable.

8. Sheepskin is naturally dirt-repellent, meaning pesky stains are unlikely and easily removed if they do happen.

9. Sheepskin is environmentally friendly and is a renewable resource, so it’s a more sustainable option than materials used for fast fashion garments.

10. Sheepskin is naturally fire retardant, so it’s a safer option than garments made from synthetic materials and there is no need to add any fire retardant chemicals.

We know our footwear will last and look as good as new for a long time if cared for properly; and definitely a lot longer than any synthetically made item! Therefore, you can rest assured whenever you purchase a pair of our stunning boots, slippers or homeware that you are doing your bit for the planet!

Let’s start using fashion that will last!