Going green is all the rave today. Wherever you go, there’s bound to be some large and small signs or movements that encourage people to do their share in preserving the environment. For the people who care about our depleting surroundings, this is a welcome move and one that should continue moving into the future.
Greening movements today are no longer limited to vehicles reducing their carbon emission and proper waste management. In the homes, events and even in the fashion industry, this is also now being practiced.
The green t-shirts have become popular in recent years and are part of the so-called eco fashion. Eco fashion refers to designing clothes with sustainability in mind. It’s about creating clothing with less environmental and social impact and with an end goal of cutting carbon footprint.
Not many people know that some 8,000 chemicals are being used to create textiles from raw materials. Earth Pledge, a non-profit organization that is for sustainable development, also revealed that a quater of pesticides in the world are utilized to grow the non-organic form of cotton. This alone has already a negative impact on the environment.
While cotton may be the most commonly used material in making clothes, it also uses much chemicals. Those conventionally grown uses 25 percent of the world’s insecticides and more than 10 percent of pesticides.
What You Should Consider
Here are some things you need to consider then when buying your clothes and even accessories.
Choose only those that use organic or sustainable fabrics. These should include those made from the eco-friendly bamboo or hemp.
Purchase clothes labeled under the Fair Trade Act. This means they have been made under safe working conditions with the person making it receiving a fare wage. Additionally, the clothing is sweatshop free.
Go for the cruelty-free clothing and footwear. This refers to clothes and boots not made from any animal parts particularly their skin such as in the case of leather boots.
When it comes to fashion choices, many people are guilty of following the trend. But this is not really good practice as trendy clothing often has a time frame unlike when you invest in classic and durable pieces in different colors that you can wear for long years regardless of the season. The best part is you can use them over again and mix and match them with your other classic pieces.
Wearing green clothing not only provides a great feeling but it also gives you an opportunity to care for the environment.
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