How came trashy clothes became fashionable? Obviously, it isn’t because people are attempting to look “trashy.” Those in the know believe trashy clothes are trendy and can add a youthful energy to anyone’s look. One example of this trend is the popularity of tattered cashmere tops. This trend has become so popular, that a woman from Australia started a Facebook page to share her trashy pictures.
Luckily, a company called G-Star RAW for the Oceans is making this possible by creating clothing from salvaged ocean plastic debris. From algae-covered drink bottles to doll heads, these recycled materials are being made into trendy garments. Not only does this clothing line help clean the oceans, but it also makes the clothes highly desirable to consumers. It’s an interesting concept, and one that we should all take note of.
Despite all of these changes, the fashion industry still fails to live up to its ethical standards. While France has outlawed the burning of unsold garments, the European Parliament has passed a law to enforce human rights and environmental due diligence. This law requires companies to create environmental, social, and governance standards and holds them legally responsible for human rights violations. Meanwhile, major fashion houses have signed the Bangladesh Accord.