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Ethical fashion quotes that will inspire you

Sometimes we all need to hear (or read) those ethical fashion quotes for inspiration. Because changing fashion consumption into a more ethical and sustainable approach is not an easy journey, but neither is impossible. So in this post, we are going to talk about ethical fashion and I will share with you the most inspiring quotes about ethical fashion.

What means ethical fashion?

Ethical fashion englobes clothes design, production, and distribution based on reducing harm to people, animals, and the planet. It creates a better future for everyone and benefits workers along the supply chain. In fact, ethical fashion is worried about social impact and the ethics of a brand.

“Ethical fashion is the recognition that there are human beings behind the clothes that we wear.” 

Elizabeth Joy

Why ethical fashion?

We are buying more clothes than ever. Now we consume about 80 billion new garments every year. In particular, this is 400% more than the amount it was consumed 20 years ago. And this is due to the fast-fashion established system. Fast fashion is the mass production of cheap and disposable clothing. It uses trends replication and low-quality materials in order to bring affordable and trendy styles to the public. Indeed the United Nations established fashion as an environmental and social emergency.

Then, it is important to start changing our fashion consumption to a more responsible and conscious one. For example, if you have a capsule wardrobe or purchase clothes in second-hand or vintage clothing stores, and why not buy from ethical fashion brands? There are many ways and steps to follow that will make a difference.

If you want to know more about the main problem of the fashion industry, I recommend you to read:

Fast fashion facts that make you rethink your habits

Ethical fashion quotes

So now, after all the introduction about ethical fashion and why it is important to start changing our fashion consumer habits… let’s see some of the most inspiring quotes about it. You can add more in the comments if you want!

“Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you express by the way you dress and the way you live.”

Gianni Versace

“The most sustainable garment is the one already in your wardrobe.”

Orsola de Castro
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“Sustainable fashion includes garment workers.”


“There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness.”

Mahatma Gandhi

“Become an active citizen through your wardrobe.”

Livia Firth

“As consumers, we have so much power to change the world by just being careful in what we buy.”

Emma Watson
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”Fashion shouldn’t cost the earth.”

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“Fair wages, safety, and respect for garment workers cannot be an optional add-on.”

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“Clothes could have more meaning and longevity if we think less about owning the latest or cheapest thing and develop more of a relationship with the things we wear.”

Elizabeth L. Cline

“Realize the political power of your money and spend it with the brands you know are treating their workers and the environment in the best possible way.”

Lily Cole

“Waste isn’t waste until we waste it.”

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“Trust no multinational brand. Listen to garment workers instead.”

Aja Barber

“Care for your clothes like the good friends they are.”

Joan Crawford
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“When you wear vintage, you never have to worry about showing up in the same dress as someone else.”

Jessica Alba

“Fast fashion isn’t free. Someone, somewhere, is paying.”

Lucy Siegle
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“Demand quality, not just in the products you buy, but in the life of the person who made it.”

Orsola de Castro

“Call it eco-fashion if you like, I think it is just common sense.”

Livia Firth

“Buy less. Choose Well. Make it Last.”

Vivienne Westwood
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“No more fashion victims.”

Katharine Hamnett

“It is better to have fewer things of quality than too much expendable junk.”

Rachel Zoe

“The difference between style and fashion is quality.”

Giorgio Armani
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