Apparel that is designed, produced, and sourced to extend the lifecycle of the product for as long as possible and responsibly managing the end of its life. It is a cylical system that emphasizes the longevity and lifecycle of an item by designing out waste and pollution.
A formula that reveals how much it costs to wear a piece of clothing. To calculate cost-per-wear, divide the price of the garment by the number of times it was (or will be) worn. However, how an item was produced and by whom, the environmental impacts, and the quality should be considered when calculating the true cost of a fast fashion item.
A policy approach in which a producer’s responsibility, physical and/or financial, for a product is extended to the post-consumer stage of a product’s lifecycle.
In the fashion industry, this refers to consumers feeling represented, valued, and welcomed regardless of dis/ability, race, or size.
All about “less is more”. It is a type of style and growing fashion trend that focuses on the longevity of clothing and only keeping essential pieces. Minimalist fashion is characterized by simple, classic, and versatile items.
When a worker is paid based on the number of items they produce, no matter how long it takes. This is a common method of wage theft in the garment industry, as the piece-rate system pays much less than minimum wage.
Fashion items and objects which are created from used, thrown-out, and recycled elements.