Fashion with a Purpose

Clothing brand Gaâla makes environmental impact using luxurious upcycled fabrics

Article by Laura SanchezQuan

Photography by Courtesy of Gaâla Paris

Originally published in Cypress Lifestyle

More people are placing importance on sustainability as they try to reduce their impact on the environment leading to a growing number of fashion brands wanting to meet the demand for eco-friendly clothing. It may be hard to believe, but according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, 85% of textiles are sent to landfills every year.

In the US., companies like Lululemon, REI, Athleta, and Hanna Andersson have buy-back/resale programs to promote reusing and recycling instead of dumping. Companies, like Gaâla Paris, go a step further by collecting unused fabrics that otherwise would be discarded to create their clothes. They are treasure hunters of the worldwide $120 billion worth of unspoiled surplus fabric left over from fashion houses. Due to the limited nature of up-cycled fabrics, designs often cannot be reproduced in the same fabric, which means clothing made with sustainability in mind are often one-of-a-kind.

We extend a special thanks for Gaâla Paris and their team for teaching us all about sustainability in fashion. Their designs--all created ethically are an inspiration for the modern woman with a vintage heart. Gaâla.com

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