LESLEY HAMPTON has a broad comprehensive understanding of the major problems of the fashion industry in terms of environmental and human impact. It’s no secret that the clothing industry is the second largest polluter in the world just after the oil industry. The industry is also a major water consumer, a huge quantity of fresh water is used for the dyeing and finishing process for all of our clothes. As reference, it can take up to 200 tons of freshwater per ton of dyed fabric.
However, there are solutions and alternatives to mitigate these problems. The first steps lay in building awareness, accountability and willingness to change. We continually search for durable solutions to improve our businesses production and manufacturing. Sustainable designs and production processes are a top priority at the drawing board/starting point.
Fast Fashion: Mass-production of cheap, disposable clothing.
Slow fashion : The movement of designing, creating, and buying garments for quality and longevity.
The ‘slow approach’ acts as a revolutionary process in the contemporary world because it encourages flipping the current fast fashion model on its head. Slow fashion is taking time to ensure quality production, to give higher value to the product, and brings the connection with the environment to the forefront.
Slow fashion considers the whole product lifecycle, it is mindful, deliberate, and holistic. It’s an argument for hitting the breaks on excessive production, overcomplicated supply chains, and mindless endless consumption.
The movement of designing, creating, and buying garments for quality and longevity encourages slower production schedules, fair wages, reduced carbon footprints, and minimal waste.
As a brand with a signature collections that adhere to a slower production schedule, small batch collections, and low excess designs we aim to reduce the textile waste clogging our landfills. LESLEY HAMPTON has embedded this countercultural system into the ethos of our brand with quality at the forefront. This gives customers the ability to keep garments for a lifetime as well as being about to shop with peace of mind.