Awareness is something that is increasingly in demand in the textile sector and at AIBON we are not only interested in the environment, but also in the state of our workers.

The health crisis generated by Covid-19 exposed one of the biggest problems in the fashion industry: the relocation of production. This motivated us to think about how important it is to support local, controlled and responsible initiatives.

Offshoring consists of transferring an industrial activity from one country or region of origin to another where conditions allow lower costs. From a social point of view, it is primarily responsible for the exploitation of workers in the textile industry, since large companies normally hire smaller ones, which offer to reduce their costs, thus losing track and control of those who carry out the clothes and the conditions in which they work.

In addition, fashion has become the second most polluting industry in the world, due to relocation. The great distance between textile suppliers, factories and points of sale generates a constant transfer of garments around the world, generating a large carbon footprint.

An alternative that tries to combat relocation and its environmental and social consequences is Slow Fashion, which invites us to give value to quality over quantity. This helps the fashion industry to be increasingly sustainable and friendly to the planet, being able to control each process for a greater optimization of human and natural resources.

Javier Gómez