Sustainable Style. Ethical Fashion. These might all seem like meaningless buzz words but here at Kasbah Clothing, we have been dedicated to creating a sustainable, slow fashion brand since day one. We know shopping plus size sustainable style can be hard, with our choice limited to begin with, it’s hard to make ethical choices when our pool is so small. But just like everything ‘environmental’ making small steps is better than doing nothing at all.
Keep Britain Tidy stated that “The continual drive of ‘fast fashion’ adds to the waste problem, amounting to a staggering 10,000 items of clothing being sent to landfill every five minutes, equivalent to £140 million in value every year.
But it’s not just the impact on landfill that’s an issue. It’s also the amount of raw materials used to produce the items that are going to waste too. To put it into perspective, it takes around 1,800 gallons of water to make a single pair of jeans.”
Shocking statistics we’re sure you’ll agree.
Where possible, Heather sources sustainable, quality fabrics for each Kasbah design. From the original ethical fabrics like Linen and cotton to newer styles such as Cupro, the added benefit of natural fabrics like those mentioned is that they’re breathable and durable, meaning they benefit both you and the environment.
Small Production Runs
We don’t mass produce here at Kasbah, in fact far from it. Our garments are made in small, limited edition batches which means exclusivity for you and zero wastage for us. We never put surplus garments into landfill. But what that does mean for you, is that if you see something you love, be quick! We often sell out of styles quickly.
Quality Garments Built to Last
The old adage “buy cheap, buy twice” has never been more appropriate. This culture of disposable fashion creates a huge moral and environmental impact. Kasbah clothes are timeless pieces of quality style that we hope will have a special place in your wardrobe for many years to come. We hope that by making an investment in your style, there will be less waste created. Many of you tell us how you’ve had Kasbah pieces for years and love wearing them over and over again!
Fair Living Wage
As many of you will know, Heather is based in Morocco where she designs and produces all your lovely Kasbah Clothing. We use a small factory close to Heather’s location where she can oversee the production process and ensure everything remains to a high standard. Heather also ensures all the machinists and everyone involved in the production process is paid a fair living wage – unlike many fast-fashion brands where garments are mass produced in faceless factories where workers are knowingly being exploited.
What Else Can Be Done?
We know there’s lots more work to do and we continue to make improvements in our production process right through to our admin and warehousing. We try to recycle packaging where possible and are looking at more environmentally friendly practices all the time.