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New Classics

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New Classics Studios is not your average e-commerce store. Above all else, New Classics Studios is an ideology that merges classic and timeless design with quality, social responsibility, and environmental awareness.

In Brief...

Since the emerging of fast fashion, the nature of the contemporary fashion industry has evolved into mass trend-based consumption of low quality clothing, resulting in heavy environmental and social impacts.

At New Classics Studios, we understand that the fashion industry must change in order for us to prolong our environmental and social well-being. So, with that being said, we've made the commitment to better the world through fashion by ameliorating the standards of the design industry and encouraging others to join the Slow Fashion Movement.

We want to use New Classics Studios as a platform to introduce and benefit the creators and designers who are initiating the way for sustainable fashion in innovative and unique ways. We believe in the brands we carry, and we believe in the aesthetic and longevity of our garments. In other words, we've curated the best sustainable and fair trade labels from around the world to show you that you don't have to give up aesthetics for ethics.

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We are committed to


Increasing awareness and furthering education pertaining to issues of sustainability facing our generation. We want to take the conversation of sustainability and the ethical treatment of garment workers outside of New Classics Studios and share it with you

The aesthetic of our garments, and ensuring this reflects our ethos

Supporting local and like-minded, independent businesses Sending your purchases to you in an environmentally responsible way. This means environmentally-friendly packaging materials and recycled cards just for you

Being transparent about our brands and garments. We want you to love our garments for more than their style
The Slow Fashion Movement


Quality over quantity.
The slow fashion movement is a unified representation of all the "eco", "green", "ethical", and "sustainable" fashion movements which intends to slow down the rate of fashion consumption. It is an alternative to the fast fashion industry, where clothes are transformed from design to retail floor in a matter of weeks. This movement rejects the mainstream practices of fast fashion while supporting artisans and smaller business, fair trade and locally-made clothes. This movement also includes the practices of buying secondhand or vintage clothing, the donating of unwanted garments, choosing clothing made with ethically-made, recycled or sustainable fabrics, and choosing high quality garments that will last longer and transcend fashion fads.

All of the labels carried at New Classics Studios fit within the slow fashion movement in that many aspects of their production, design, manufacturing, and sourcing are all done with our environmental and social well-being in mind. We believe that transparency is key within the fashion industry where so many brands and chains have jumped onto the eco-bandwagon only to not actually be, well, sustainable. And because of this, we've provided a little dictionary for everyone to access so that when we reference these terms, you'll know we ain't messin' around.
The Gritty Truth


Today's mainstream fashion industry relies on the globalized mass production and over-consumption of low quality garments and accessories.
While this allows consumers access to the latest trends for very low prices, fast fashion has an extremely high invisible cost, and it is the environment and workers in the supply chain that pay. As a result of the mass production and over-consumption of clothing, the fashion industry has an unbelievably large carbon and environmental footprint. In fact, the global consumption and usage of clothing leads to the release of more than 850 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. North America aloneproduces more than 12 million tonnes of waste in textiles (~68 lbs of waste per household per year), accounting for 5% of all landfill production (which is preeeetty ridiculous when almost 99% of textiles can be recycled). However, the sustainable and ethical fashion industries have the potential to reduce carbon emissions by approximately 20% by 2020 (Carbon Trust 2011). Now that sustainable fashion (or eco-fashion) has a much broader definition, there are many ways for consumers to have a sustainable wardrobe
The Human Cost


Real people suffer the consequences of low consumer prices.
While fast fashion has proven extremely detrimental to our environment, it's important to remember that there is a huge ethical and social cost associated with fast fashion. In fact, many garment workers in third world countries employed within the fashion industry's supply chain often experience horrible working conditions, unreasonably long hours of work, and even more incredulous pay. This is why the fair trade movement is so important. By abiding by fair trade principles, we can develop more meaningful relationships with the artisans who make our clothing, thereby promoting sustainable manufacturing practices and lifestyles. With that being said, at New Classics Studios, one of our biggest goals is to increase awareness of the social injustices that occur in the mainstream fashion industry.

At New Classics Studios, we encourage fashion enthusiasts to invest in timeless, high quality garments produced using sustainable and/or ethical methods. Whether a sweater is hand-knit by an artisan in Peru or produced from recycled plastic bottles, we believe that it's important to understand how our clothing is made, and who makes it. Only then can we can start making choices that will positively impact the world. 


Carbon Footprint / A measure of the amount of greenhouse gases (in units of carbon dioxide) that humans emit directly and indirectly through our daily actions.

Ethical Fashion / An approach to the sourcing, design, and manufacture of clothing which is both environmentally and socially conscious. 

Eco Fashion / Clothing or accessories made from recycled materials or otherwise produced by methods that do not harm the environment.

Fair Trade / Fair trade is both an organized social movement and process in which workers and artisans in developing countries achieve better trading conditions. Fair Trade principles promote local sustainability, empowerment of the economically marginalized and equity in international trading partnerships through transparency, communication and respect. 

Fairtrade / Fairtrade refers to the specific Fairtrade certification system run by the Fairtrade International and its members. 

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) / GOTS is the world's leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. Only textile products that contain a minimum of 70% organic fibres can become GOTS certified. All chemical inputs, such as dyes, must meet certain environmental and toxicological criteria. 

Organic / Organic materials, such as organic cotton, are derived from non-genetically modified seeds and are never sprayed with herbicides and pesticides. According to The World Health Organization, herbicides and pesticides cause severe poisoning in 3 million workers a year in developing countries, and out of this 3 million, as many as 20,000 die yearly.

Sustainable Fashion / An approach to fashion that uses environmentally-friendly methods and materials in clothing production. Sustainable fashion aims to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Upcycling / The repurposing of a material into a product of higher quality. I.e., a sweater made out of recycled plastic bottles.