April 07, 2020
When you're shopping, consider quality over quantity.
Quality over Quantity
Did you know that clothing represents more than 60% of the total textiles manufactured today? It's been estimated that over the past 2 decades, clothing production has approximately doubled to over 50 million tons per year. At the same time, clothing use has declined by almost 40%.
(Source: Ellen MacArthur Foundation)
Source: Wall Street Journal
Why does this matter?
It is estimated that over 50% of fast fashion produced is disposed of in under a year, often ending up in a landfill or burned. Nearly 50 million tons of clothing, not only fast fashion garments, are disposed of annually.
This is a shift in habits for you, the consumer, to consider. Luckily, you can still find the clothes you love with higher quality.
What Paneros is doing about it:
We create lasting, high quality pieces with that perfect, consistent fit. We strive to be on trend but not trendy. We make clothes that will last for all those years you will want to wear them.
P.S. Have you noticed the return of the bucket hats, shell necklaces, and 80's strong shoulders? Trends always come back around. Take good care of your clothes and they'll take good care of you.Be on the lookout for our post on how to properly care for your clothes to give them the longest life.
Continue reading on Part 4, Less Pollution.