The New Blak Dictionary


Sustainable Fashion
Considers the ethical and environmental impact on the planet and other human beings when creating and manufacturing a product. 
Ethical Fashion
Morally right use of fashion design, production, retail, and purchasing. It includes fair working conditions, fair trade, sustainable production, the environment, and animal welfare. 
Girlgang
Fearless ladies who exudes self-confidence while also building up other women's confidence, not tearing them down. 
Girlboss
A woman who knows her worth and never lessens her standards; she never settles for less than what she deserves. 
Fair Trade
A movement to help developing countries achieve better trading conditions and adopt sustainable processes, including fair pay and working conditions for employees. 
Organic
Relates to any produce made from an organic form that does not allow for any pesticides, herbicides, or genetically modified seeds. 
Eco-chic
Fashion movement that takes into consideration the environmental impact of the article of fashion at hand. 
Slow Fashion
Slowing the rate of fashion consumption by purchasing fair trade or locally made products, choosing garments that will last longer with higher quality, buying vintage or second hand clothing, and considering the sustainable or organic fabrics. All of these take into consideration of the future of the earth and the fashion industry. 
Fast Fashion
Describes the speed of transferring trends as quickly as possible from the catwalks to the high street stores, resulting in lots of garments produced quickly and cheaply. 
Low-Impact Dyes
Dyes that contain not harmful toxins or mordants and requires less rinsing and have a high absorption rate with reduces the amount of water waste.