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Paris Ethical Fashion

About

Paris Ethical Fashion is a platform where you can easily find France-based ethical fashion brands. We support ethical brands that are kind to people, animals and the planet.

Our mission is to end human, animal, and environmental exploitation in fashion. Which means to stop:

We empower the public to make conscious choices and choose ethical fashion by organizing free Meetups twice a month in Paris, that are open to all. Meetups are run by Kiko, Ethical Fashion Activist, Model.

What is Ethical Fashion?

According to the V&A Museum, “Ethical Fashion is an umbrella term [used] to describe ethical fashion design, production, retail, and purchasing. It covers a range of issues such as working conditions, exploitation, fair trade, sustainable production, the environment, and animal welfare.”

But there is no easy definition and Ethical fashion can mean different things to different people today.

At Paris Ethical Fashion, we focus on Ethical Fashion that is:

Because caring about one or two of the issues is not enough. A truly ethical fashion brand must consider all three factors.

Animals

Our garments can be made from animal materials from sheep, goats, alpacas, wool, cow leather, silk, rabbits or mink for fur.

Animals reared for the textile, leather, and fur industry mostly live in difficult conditions. According to PETA, animals on fur farms spend their entire lives confined to cramped, filthy wire cages. They are also under-nourished and sometimes abused.

The fur industry alone kills over 50 million animals per year; many of them are skinned alive and left to die in the trash. The methods used to kill animals on fur farms include vaginal or anal electrocution, gassing and poisoning. All are gruesome, painful and terrifying for the animals.

The leather industry is killing over 1 billion animals per year; and No, the leather industry is not a byproduct of the meat industry.

Fur and leather farmings are not only harm animals but the planet.

What you can do:

Always choose animal-friendly fashions. A number of ethical brands (check out ethical brands in France down below) use vegan leather, micro-suede and other high-quality materials that don’t harm animals. When in doubt, look for the "PETA-Approved Vegan" label.

The Environment

Did you know that the fast fashion industry is the second largest polluter in the world, right after the oil industry?

“The fashion industry produces 20% of global wastewater and 10% of global carbon emissions - more than all international flights and maritime shipping. Textile dyeing is the second largest polluter of water globally and it takes around 2,000 gallons of water to make a pair of jeans. Every second, the equivalent of one garbage truck of textiles is landfilled or burned. If nothing changes, by 2050 the fashion industry will use up a quarter of the world’s carbon budget. Washing clothes also releases half a million tonnes of microfibres into the ocean every year.” UNO environment.

The fast fashion industry is not just taking over our landfills, it has major impacts on the world’s waste. We produce 80 billion garments each year, which is 400% more clothes than 20 years ago yet, 235 million clothes are wasted each year.

What you can do:

  1. Buy less #lessismore
  2. Buy second hand, swap and rent clothing
  3. Buy clothes from sustainable brands The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) (Like the ones listed on this site!)
  4. Donate your clothes to your friends, family, or to charity.
  5. Recycle your clothes
  6. Try to reduce the washing water

People

According to UNICEF, a staggering 170 million children work in the garment industry instead of going to school. Many of these child laborers work in unsafe or deadly conditions for pennies a day. We must support all workers throughout the entire supply chain to be paid fair wages, work in a safe environment, and in conditions that do not jeopardize their health. They work in the terrible conditions because we pay for it; they work to satisfy the fashion demand of consumers in Europe, the US, and beyond.

What you can do:

Watch The True Cost

Next time you go to buy a pair of jeans or a dress, ask yourself: is it really worth the whole cost? Choose Fair Fashion.

Choose Fair fashion as well as The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified clothes.

Ethical Brands in France

Arsayo
House
Bynath
House
Ashoka
House
Dressarte
House
Jean Louis Mahé
House
Atelier Unes
House
ANTAGONY
House
Isla de Gracia
House
RIMARIK
House
MAT & NAT
House
Cémélé Paris
House
Camille
House
Olly
House
La Petitte Mort
House
Wendy Malionovsky
House
Veja
House
TREMBLEPIERRE
House
Bombón de algodón
House
Matcha Paris
House
LA VIE EST BELT
House
Poétique Paris
House
Minuit Sur Terre
House
INDEPENDENT FOX
House
Lapin Vintage
House
Jarod-π
House
Umòja Shoes
House
Marcia de Carvalho
House
NOAH
House
Good Guys Don't Wear Leather
House
Karmyliege
House
Will's Vegan Shoes
House
Bag Affair
House
Laty World
House
Maison Alfa
House
Manaka
House
VGTL
House
MIAYDI
House
FANTOME
House
Folie du Lin
House
Avesu
House
Laetitia MODESTE
House
Edie Grim
House
Justine B
House
C.REN
House
Chaud Marais
House
Gaëlle Constantini
House
Glase
House
Hopaal
House
Ipsilon
House
Nénés
House
Pauline Caux
House
Povera
House
Sakoshë by Paty
House
WIBES
House
The Forward Lab
House