Slow fashion is gaining momentum as designers and the stylishly-inclined try to change the way we consume our clothes. The idea is a throwback to days gone by when families even made their own clothes, and a spin-off of the slow food movement.
The slow food movement, begun in Italy in 1986 as a reaction to a proposed fast food joint by the Spanish steps in Rome, emphasizes quality instead of quantity. Take the time to make your meal, and take your time enjoying it.
Now some designers are taking fashion down the same path. Buying cheap disposable clothes is going out of style. The new trend is buying quality--even if that means a significant increase in price--and having pieces you can be proud of, pieces that could even become hand-me-downs.