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An exhibition in the US titled Paper Dresses Fashion Exhibition is giving the world a sample of an ultra-sustainable fashion product: paper dresses. Cheap, pretty, and wearable – these dresses would reduce the millions of tonnes of textile clothing that is discarded into landfills every year. Now this is 100% guilt free shopping, since they are cheap, environmentally-responsible, biodegradable, and easily disposable!
The collection features pieces from 18th and 19th-century Japan and China, A-Line Souper’s from the 1960s and some modern creations.
It is an interesting fantasy – walking around in paper clothing. However, if paper isn’t your material of choice – consider creations made through age-old artisan practices. There was a time when we didn’t have mile-high landfills and the concept of artificial materials. In our collection, fashion products like these Hand-Embroidered cotton stoles and this ‘I am Fair Trade’ Bag display hand-crafted fashion that is made of natural materials. These are materials that are easily available, often times bio-degradable and therefore easily disposable.
So paper dresses may be a bit too extreme for you, but don’t fret, there are plenty of less extreme options (Check out our collection!) for you to buy pretty, wearable and environmentally-responsible fashion!