During half of the past decade, the words Ecological, Green, Recycled, Ethical, and Fair Trade has become more talked about and has become trendy and so fashion houses also understand that they need to change the way they make clothes, by using eco-friendly raw materials, fair working conditions for workers in the textile industry, and recycling of clothing / materials.
This trend is changing today and Eco-Fashion is one of the last common aspects of living green life.
Why Eco-Friendly fashion is important?
The future of the earth depends quite a bit on our consumer decisions and our daily conduct. often we, the consumers, do not think enough and do not care what the product we wear and whether it is recyclable.
The influence of the fashion industry on Earth, is a lot more complex than most of us know, either to cover up or to express our fashion sense we use trends and textiles. And the big brands are responding by producing cheap textiles so that everyone can achieve the next trend at a minimal cost. It is a process that affects the quality of the environment, working conditions in the countries of production and the value of our towards what we’re wearing.
The fashion industry is the second largest source, after the energy industry, of environmental pollution. many are unaware, but in order to produce one pound of cotton it is necessary to invest close to ten thousand liters of water and to produce a single t-shirt requires about 3 cubic feet of water and almost a full glass of pesticide. now try to think how much water can be saved instead of throwing away.
Fast-Fashion and why is it bad for us?
Because over-production is depleting limited environmental resources and increasing the amount of waste in the world and the pollution caused by production processes. Anyone interested is welcome to watch the next video of The Story of Stuff project and open their eyes.
So what can we do to reduce the fast-fashion damage to the environment?
Organic clothing that is weaved and sewn in different parts of the world. organic clothing is made of cotton grown without the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers. organic farmers do not spray and so do no harm to the environment. Much has been written about the damages that makes the cotton industry to the environment. Organic cotton is undoubtedly the very latest trend in this new fashion industry.
For example, there is a fabric called ‘Soy Textile’, and it is made from residues of the soybean oil industry. By using these materials the waste is utilized for the benefit of the Earth.
Cotton grown in natural colors like honey, pomegranate, beet. Or organic colors derived from different plants. Some claim that organic coloring is much more durable than ordinary coloring.
The Fair Trade method is a corporate-free method that defies the prevalent system in the world today and is known as ‘free trade’. By the fair trade method, manufacturers maintain their normal way of life and trade takes place directly with the manufacturer while maintaining his dignity. The women, for example, can still sew the coats at home and the boutique owners will come to their cabins and the negotiation and waiting will be done in front of them while maintaining their dignity.
Awareness of eco-fashion production process
The public today understands the benefits of eco fashion and designers believe that such fashion can be produced, despite the complex process. The creators need to be aware of three aspects: the health of the earth, the health of the garment manufacturers, and the quality of the product.
That is, in order for a garment to be truly eco-friendly, it must be manufactured for long-term use. Environmental responsibility is a concept we hear a lot about, and in eco-fashion terms, the way raw materials are created is key to making clothes.
The solution begins with raising awareness of the topic. In a series of articles on sustainability and green fashion, which will focus on different aspects of the problem. Various problems arising from the production and transport of fashion items, practical solutions for fashionable consumption, and more – will be discussed. You are welcome, as always, to read, comment and suggest more directions.
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