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Slow Fashion vs Fast Fashion

We make no secret of the fact that we are team slow and sustainable fashion at Eva Cassis. Our ethos always has been - and always will be - slow and humble.

The reality is, there is no comparison between slow fashion vs fast fashion. They are polar opposites, like chalk and cheese. Here’s a few reasons why.

Slow fashion fabric

Fabric

There is so much more to fabric than how a garment fits, feels and falls on your body. Obviously fabric choice is a huge difference between slow fashion vs fast fashion… but the biggest difference - and really, it’s more of a concern - is the impact of the fabric on the environment and the people producing the fabric.

Fast fashion most often uses cheap polyester fabrics. And what you may not realise is, polyester is plastic. Micro plastic from polyester garments is washing into our oceans with every single wash. 

The dyes used for polyester fabrics are also toxic and that creates a toxic work environment for makers, not to mention the resulting pollution.

On the other hand, natural sustainable fabrics like linen and cotton, will last longer and are ultimately biodegradable with minimal impact on the environment.

Using low tox dyes, not only are they healthier for the workers who make the garment but they are also healthier - and more enjoyable - for you to wear.

The real cost of slow fashion vs fast fashion

The real costs

On the surface, fast fashion is cheaper and slow fashion is more expensive.

But there is so much more to it than that. When you consider the environmental and long term costs of slow fashion vs fast fashion, there is a clear winner.

The reality is that fast fashion isn’t designed to last, It is designed with high turnover in mind. So while the upfront cost of an individual garment isn’t high, over time the cost of continually replacing items in your wardrobe isn’t insignificant. 

Then there’s the ethical and environmental costs. Sadly, in many cases, workers in fast fashion factories are paid minimum wages in very poor working conditions. Those factories are contributing to CO2 and water pollution which is costing the earth. 

Despite the higher upfront cost to purchase a single slow fashion garment, the longer you wear your clothes, the cheaper they become. And slow fashion is designed to last! The quality fabrics and construction make sure of that.

In the slow fashion industry, we also take care of our workers. At Eva Cassis we are committed to paying and treating all our workers and collaborators fairly in line with global ethical standards. 

Slow fashion quality

Quality vs quantity

What feels more special? Looking at a wardrobe full of fast fashion garments hanging in your closet… or wearing a slow fashion garment that is comfortable, flattering and feels exquisite against your skin?

It’s that one dress. Every time. 

Slow fashion vs fast fashion is often about a choice between quality vs quantity. 

When fast fashion is produced, corners are cut which results in poorly made garments that fit poorly. It doesn’t matter how many of them you have (and you will go through many of them) you never get that truly special feeling.

Slow fashion is made with passion, consideration and love. It is made for YOU. 

Discover the slow fashion difference

Discover the difference between slow fashion vs fast fashion

Whether it is a linen dress or a piece of eco jewellery, we have a range of gorgeous slow fashion pieces that will make you look and feel your best. We follow sustainable principles in everything we do to design and make clothes to flatter every shape.

View the Eva Cassis range of slow fashion, women’s accessories and sustainable homewares and discover the slow fashion difference.