Glossary

Here you will find terms and definitions related to both the fashion industry and sustainable fashion.

 
 

bluesign Standard

Bluesign Certified clothing is produced with low environmental impact. The bluesign system sets the standard for safe and environmentally clothing production from the beginning of the supply chain to the end.To learn more about the bluesign system and their criteria for certification, head on over to their website

Fair Trade

Companies that produce Fair Trade Certified clothing are characterized by ethical and sustainable practices, as well as their support of community development in other countries. For more information about Fair Trade, take a look at the Fair Trade USA Organization's webpage.

Fast Fashion

Fast fashion stores and designers introduce new styles frequently, once per month or more, creating a sense of urgency in the consumer that promotes frequent, impulsive purchases, leading to gross overconsumption and waste. This clothing is produced as quickly and cheaply as possible, and is generally considered disposable. 

GOTS

Global Organic Textile Standard

Supply Chain

The supply chain encompasses all steps in the creation of piece of clothing, from raw material to consumer.

Sustainable Fashion

Sustainable fashion aims to minimize impacts on the environment, while maximizing benefits for people, animals, and the planet. In the sustainable fashion sector, clothing production, sourcing, and design methods are environmentally and/or ethically conscious.