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