In recent years, there has been a growing movement towards slow fashion. Slow fashion is a philosophy that emphasises ethical and sustainable practices in the fashion industry. It is a response to the fast fashion industry, which is notorious for its rapid turnover of cheaply-made clothing, often made in sweatshops overseas. Slow fashion advocates for a more mindful approach to fashion consumption, encouraging consumers to invest in high-quality, timeless pieces that are designed to last.

At MIPACHA, we strongly believe in the principles of the slow fashion movement. As a shoe brand, we understand the importance of creating durable and sustainable products that are made with care and consideration for both the people who make them and the planet we all share.

One of the key tenets of slow fashion is the idea of longevity. Instead of buying into the constant cycle of trends and disposable fashion, slow fashion encourages consumers to invest in high-quality, well-made pieces that are designed to last for years. At MIPACHA, we take this philosophy to heart, and we strive to create shoes that are both stylish and durable. Our shoes are made from high-quality materials and are designed to withstand the test of time, so you can wear them for years to come.

Another important aspect of slow fashion is sustainability. The fast fashion industry is notorious for its negative impact on the environment, from the massive amounts of water and energy it consumes to the pollution it creates. At MIPACHA, we are committed to minimising our environmental impact by using sustainable materials and production methods wherever possible. Our shoes are made from eco-friendly materials like recycled rubber and organic cotton, and we work with local artisans to minimise our carbon footprint. In the summer of 2021, we launched our Oceano sneaker line. These sneakers are produced with plastic retrieved from the ocean. Approximately 9 PET bottles are being used for one pair.

Read more about Oceano.

In addition to sustainability, slow fashion also prioritizes ethical labor practices. Many fast fashion brands rely on sweatshops and exploitative labor practices to produce their clothing and accessories. At MIPACHA, we believe in treating our workers with respect and dignity. That's why we work with local artisans in Peru who are paid fair wages and work in safe, healthy conditions. We believe that everyone involved in the production of our shoes should be treated with the same care and consideration as the people who wear them.

Read more on our ethical and sustainable pledge.

Finally, slow fashion is about creating a more mindful approach to fashion consumption. Instead of mindlessly buying into the latest trends and discarding them just as quickly, slow fashion encourages consumers to think about their purchases and invest in pieces that truly reflect their personal style and values. At MIPACHA, we believe that fashion should be a reflection of who you are and what you stand for. That's why we create shoes that are both stylish and sustainable, so you can feel good about the choices you make and the impact they have on the world around you.

In conclusion, slow fashion is an important movement that emphasises sustainability, ethical labor practices, and a more mindful approach to fashion consumption. At MIPACHA, we are proud to be a part of this movement and to create shoes that reflect our commitment to these values. We believe that by investing in high-quality, sustainable products, we can create a more equitable and sustainable future for everyone.

May 17, 2023