One day I was looking at my work room and it was flooded with fabric and scraps all over---I realized that I am part of the industry that is polluting the environment. From that day onwards I made sure that every scrap on the floor was used. I started a zero waste policy and made sure that my tailors who worked for me were paid fairly well and I started slowing down.
A great way to start your journey in ethical/sustainable fashion is working with what you have and slowly incorporating sustainable items. If you still need a fix for “trendy items” try visiting your local Goodwill and give an item a second life.