Lots of talk about sustainability, what is it ?
AdhikariSeal’s definition in a nutshell :
‘How to fulfill the needs and desires of the present without adversely affecting the needs and desires of future generations.’
Being sustainable doesn’t mean you stop buying but its by a general reduction in consumption. Buy two extraordinary pieces instead of 10 cheap ones.
The concept of sustainability is composed of three pillars: economic, environmental, and social—also known informally as profits, planet, and people. Increasingly, companies are making public commitments to sustainability through actions like reducing waste, investing in renewable energy, and supporting organizations that work toward a more sustainable future.
The term ‘ Sustainability’ refers to any system designed in a balanced state. In an ecological context, sustainability will be achieved when everything taken from the environment can be renewed. The invention of tools and technological advancements enabled humans to consume natural resources, thereby disturbing the ecological balance.
As humans are part of the natural environment, we are largely dependent on it. Our well-being and survival depend on our ability to achieve environmental sustainability.
In addition, sustainable development has to also consider the social and economic areas, not only environmental issues. That is why, sustainability is achieved only through a system that embraces all three of its pillars: environmental, social, and economic. These pillars are interconnected and interdependent. To give an example, an economic system can remain balanced in the long run only when the speed of consumption of resources remains at the same level of their renewal.
But, what is sustainable fashion?
Sustainable fashion is a movement that promotes change in fashion products and fashion systems for wider ecological integrity and social justice. It involves addressing the entire system of fashion and dealing with interdependent social, cultural, ecological and financial systems. It makes sense to consider fashion from the point of view of many stakeholders – users and producers, population and animal and plant species since, directly or indirectly, we are all suffering the consequences of fashion. Therefore, sustainable fashion is the responsibility of citizens, the public sector and the private sector.
Environmentally friendly products are increasing in demand as people are more educated and concerned about environmental and ecological issues.