Pushing The Needle Forward: Truth Alone Clothing
It’s no secret that the clothing industry - especially the fast-fashion industry - is notoriously horrendous in terms of human rights and worker safety. The horrific 2012 garment factory fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh, which killed 117 people, is a particularly poignant example of what can happen when safety isn’t a priority, but the day-to-day injustices and inhumane working conditions in the garment industry are no less important.
On top of this high human cost, fast fashion hurts the environment. Getting rid of textile waste is a real problem, and even so-called “recycling programs” (where fast-fashion retailers like H&M will take back their unwanted garments, ostensibly to turn them into recycled fibers) might actually encourage consumerism.
Plus, the products used to dye that brightly colored T-shirt or make that non-biodegradable polyester sweater are terrifically harmful to the environment, so much so, that the textile industry ranks as one of the worst industries in terms of pollutants.
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The good news is that there’s a new crop of ethical designers and retailers, mostly online, dedicated to producing ethically made clothing that’s friendly to the environment, to people, and frequently to animals. One of them leading the pack is rising brand Truth Alone Clothing.
If you’re looking to make a difference with your wardrobe, why not start from the bottom up? Opting for sustainable basics is the perfect way to dip your toes into the world of ethically-made clothing. Truth Alone Clothing specializes in the department of timeless, elegant and simple essential foundation pieces that can be mixed and matched, layered up and down and accessorized to complement your personality and style every day of your life through all seasons without going in and out of fashion.
When it comes to the best fabrics, it’s tough to beat Organic Peruvian Pima cotton; a staple Truth Alone Clothing uses in its products. With over 30 years of history in the fashion industry, the brand opts for sustainable Pima Cotton because it is the highest quality cotton available, thanks to its long, silky fibers. This means that Pima cotton t-shirts, tanks, or polo shirts will not only be some of the most comfortable items in your closet, but they’ll also be softer, stronger, and more colorfast too. Pima cotton resists fading and pilling and is easy to maintain – because who has time for hand-washing when there’s winter fun to be had?
Truth Alone Clothing focuses on transparency, quality, and sustainability.
Truth is, you can't make good shirts without good people. It's important to note that Truth Alone Clothing's reasonable price points do not come with a fearful catch: "we pay for clothing is directly tied to what other people are paid. The cost of goods is directly tied to their wages, and the livelihood those wages can afford, and the living conditions those wages will sustain, and/or not."
It is so easy to fall into consumer culture and believe that it best to follow as many trends as possible, simpler pieces are easier to mix and match. Therefore, by incorporating minimalist pieces into our wardrobes, we can maximize the cost-per-wear of each item. We all should take a cue from the sustainable fashion and lifestyle brand, Truth Alone Clothing, and it’s message when shopping staple pieces for the upcoming season.
Learn more and shop for some of your own Truth Alone Clothing basics at www.truthalone-clothing.com