Learning about fashion sustainability with Derek Sabori

Learning about fashion sustainability with Derek Sabori

There's no secret that fast fashion makes shopping for clothes more affordable, but it comes at an environmental cost. 
The fashion industry produces 10% of all humanity’s carbon emissions and is the second-largest consumer of the world’s water supply.

At Lav and Kush we are fully aware that even small actions can make the difference and contribute to the health of the planet.  As a brand, here are some actions we take: 

  • Strive to use environmentally sustainable fibers such as Tencel, closed loop Modal and other natural fibers as much as possible. 
  • Reduce fabric waste at maximum, using scraps of fabric to create accessories, like masks, scrunchies, etc
  • Use recycled boxes to ship our products
  • Strive to eliminate use of plastic in our facility
  • Use recycled paper first 
  • Educating ourselves on environmental initiatives and organizations  that also support environmental sustainability 

What can you do as a consumer?

  • Be mindful about the brands you are buying from. Good quality items can be a little bit more expensive in the short term, but the will last you longer in the long run.  
  • Try to purchase less clothing. If you don’t think you’ll wear an item more than 30 times, then walk away from it.
  • Wash your clothes in cold water and line dry as much as possible. How we care for our garments is also important. Microplastics are entering our soil and water, through the way we wash our clothes.
  • Think twice about directly trashing your textiles. If they’re clean, donate it all!

Next, is our amazing interview with Derek Sabori, an expert in fashion sustainability. Derek's passion and expertise lie at the intersection where environmental & social sustainability, brands, products, and education collide; especially, apparel and lifestyle goods. Derek has been in the space now for more than 20 years.

Below, you will found the video with our full interview with Derek.

Enjoy!