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Sustainable Dresses for a Guilt-Free Shopping Experience
As the days get longer and the sun gets warmer, our range of sustainable dresses have quickly become a favourite among eco-conscious shoppers. An ethical dress from DRICOPER DENIM will keep you looking good, and your conscience feeling even better.
Benefits of Ethical Dresses from DRICOPER DENIMWe use sustainable fabric to bring you an environmentally-friendly fashion statement.
- Our eco-friendly dresses use Tencel fabric, made from the natural cellulose regenerated from wood pulp. Tencel fibres are grown sustainably, eliminating the negative environmental impact of mainstream fibre processing, using ecological technology. The fabric absorbs easily, allowing a high-standard dye application. The fabric’s high moisture control heightens the antibacterial properties of the fabric.
- This eco-friendly fabric has natural breathability and better moisture absorption than cotton. This soft, lightweight and comfortable fabric flatters your figure and does not cling to your skin, while the smooth finish of the material feels soft against your skin, making it an ideal fabric for sensitive skin.
- The softness of Tencel makes it extremely versatile. The fibres can take on multiple forms, from suede-like texture, to a silky smooth finish. This super fabric is extremely durable and conveniently resilient to wrinkles.
What Sets DRICOPER DENIM Apart Regarding a Sustainable Dress
Our process of sustainability begins with the right suppliers and continues to your finished product.
- We aim to source suppliers who are equally as passionate about ecological practises as we are. Sustainably cultivated raw materials and manufacturing using energy and resource-efficient processes aid in our eco-friendly image.
- Our sustainable practice carries on throughout the manufacturing process with ethical working conditions for all employees at each stage of our supply chain. Mainstream textile workers are constantly exposed to harmful chemicals and hazardous working conditions while working with unsustainable fabrics and processes, and often denied feasible pay. We ensure our suppliers meet the criteria for ethical workplace standards.
- Much like our eco-friendly fabrics, our hardware is nickel-free, furthering our environmentally-friendly values. We use no animal by-products, and our thread and labels are free from toxic chemicals and dyes. Our poly bags used in packaging are 100% recyclable.
A History of Eco Dresses
The United Nations describes sustainability as ‘’development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’’.
- Historically, fashion was about status and wealth. The upper-class citizens would set the trends, which would then filter down to the masses. The Industrial Revolution came along, and brought with it, technological advancement such as the steam machine, which increased textile productivity.
- The start of the 20th century saw mass manufacturing, with an increased production and consumption rate. This was the onset of sustainable fashion movements – with the hippie revolution. Hippies embraced natural fabrics and a simpler way of life, and were anti-fashion. They were closely followed by Goth and punk rock movements which rejected traditional fashion attire, preferring unique second hand and vintage styles. The late 1980s were marked by anti-fur movements. Sustainable and ethical fashion started to increase in popularity.
- The 1990s saw a surge in fashion democracy. Offshore manufacturing became the norm, and fashion became cheaper and more accessible. Production and consumption rates increased, and fast-fashion was born. The 24th of April 2013 saw the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh where thousands of workers lost their lives. This sparked the fashion industries’ interest in sustainable and ethical fashion practices.
- Thanks to organisations and movements, today consumers are waking up to the realities of how harmful society has been to its people and the planet. Sustainable fashion is gaining traction, and consumers are changing the way they see fashion in an attempt to facilitate change within supply chains.
- In the last few years, slow fashion has been a growing trend, encouraging a more holistic approach to fashion and slowing down the production and consumption rates. The awareness of clothes’ lifecycle is growing, with consumers keeping their items for longer than they did previously.
The fashion trade is one of the main economic players in the market that impacts humans and the environment. Understanding the fashion industry history is vital for consumers to change and evolve for the better.
What You Stand to Gain When You Use DRICOPER DENIM
Our Novia eco-friendly dress, along with our men’s and ladies’ denim wear, manufactured from sustainable fabrics, provide durability and a long life cycle. Our passion to create an eco-dress that delivers functionality while being kind to the environment inspired us to expand our range to pants, jackets and fit wear. Our denim sports a vintage look that uses hand-made techniques as opposed to traditional energy-consuming practices. Our collection allows you to wear your favourite styles, without compromising on your values. Whether you’re just starting your sustainable fashion journey, or you are an experienced ethical trend-setter, our comprehensive range has a piece for you. Contact us for more information.