Sustainability and Fashion Glossary

Fast Fashion

Fast fashion is a term defined by retailers and designers to describe designs that move from catwalk quickly to capture current fashion trends. It describes the process when companies imitate styles and trends seen on the runways at fashion week and recreate them at a much lower price and quality to sell to the mass market.

Slow Fashion

Slow Fashion is awareness and approach to fashion, which considers the processes and resources required to make clothing, particularly focusing on sustainability. It encourages slower production schedules, fair wages, lower carbon footprints, and (ideally) zero waste.

Fair Trade

Fair trade is an institutional arrangement designed to help producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions. It is a vision of business and trade that put people and the planet before profit. Fair trade designed to fight poverty, climate change, gender inequality, and injustice. 

Learn more about Fair Trade in Fashion.