Fashion ethics in Indonesia has been undertaken by some Indonesian designers. Fashion Ethics is an approach to the design, sourcing, and manufacturing of clothing that maximizes profit for communities and communities, and minimizes the bad impact on the environment. This movement means taking an active role in poverty alleviation, creating sustainable employment, and reducing and preventing environmental problems.
In fashion, ethics means should treat well the workers, as well as use the environmentally friendly materials such as organic cotton, hemp, bamboo, and reclaimed or recycled materials and respect the healthy products for farmers, assemblers, and wearers of clothing.
Indonesia’s fashion world continues to grow. Tens and even hundreds of designers continue to give birth to their latest works in order to meet the desires of creativity that is relentless. Communities of various circles, of course, have their own standards to determine the clothes, accessories, brands, even the price of clothing and accessories they want.
Have you ever thought about who these people are behind the clothes you wear? Not about who the designer is, but about who is processing the raw material into a piece of string and a pair of clothes? Again, only the brand or designer in the spotlight, but the event will not be held without the support of many parties behind it.
Currently, there are still not many people who pay attention to fashion ethics in the world of fashion. However, some designers and brand homeland began to show concern for the ethics of fashion.
The chain in the fashion industry is very complex. Production process alone involves farmers when cotton planting is then spun into yarn, woven, sewn into ready-made clothing. This process is again questionable.
Not many are aware of the harsh reality that brand-new products at sky-high prices are actually produced in poor countries with very low labor costs. This condition cannot be separated from the presence of fast fashion that prioritizes the turn of fashion and large production in every type of items made. Fast-fashion business is itself more priority increase capacity and production acceleration rather than quality.
To apply fashion ethics entirely is not easy considering too many links are involved. However, at least, designers and brands in Indonesia are beginning to take small but sustainable steps that lead to fashion ethics. Such as paying attention to wages and decent workplace for workers, using materials of local crafters, and reduce waste that damage the surrounding environment.
Let’s care about Fashion Ethics in Indonesia from now on, keep and preserve the natural environment, pay attention to worker and their safe place for working. We all know that nobody wants to buy something that was made by exploiting somebody else.