It’s official; green is the new black.
Going green has become a veritable trend in the past few years, especially when it comes to food. Organic and naturally sourced food has taken over unhealthy junk food.
The alarming climate change in the recent years coupled with increased environmental pollution has made people rethink their lifestyle choices. Many of us have realized that by using inherently toxic products, we’re doing nothing more than irreparably damaging our own planet.
The eco-friendly lifestyle has slowly started to dip its toes into the fashion industry as well. Some clothing brands and consumers alike are gearing toward a more ecologically sustainable fashion, one that doesn’t take a ghastly toll on our environment.
Here’s why eco-fashion needs to be more than just a passing fad and actually become a way of life.
It’s Better for the Planet
This might seem like a no-brainer but eco-fashion is infinitely safer and better for the planet. The fashion apparel industry is purported to be the second most polluting industry in the world. Around 10% of the planet’s global carbon emissions are produced from the textile industry and a staggering 25% of the world’s chemical usage is done by the fashion and textile industry. It leaves behind an immense carbon footprint that is doing irreparable damage to our ecosystem.
Choosing more organically sourced fibers such as hemp and bamboo can go a long way in reducing the amount of carbon emissions produced and lessening the amount of toxic chemicals used in apparel production.
It’s Better for the People
Eco-fashion supports workers’ rights and calls for fair and safe working conditions, unlike many of the fashion industry’s practices. The fashion and textile industry are quite notorious for unsafe working environments and minimum wages that don’t care much for human safety and comfort. Sustainable fashion promotes safer worker environments and treating workers more than just a cog in the machine.
It’s Better for Your Wallet
Even if the initial cost of purchasing an eco-fashion is slightly higher, it will cost you less in the long run. Fast fashion apparel is produced with chemically treated fabric that wears out faster, prompting you to buy more soon. Eco-fashion will last you a long time.
It’s Better for Your Style
Eco-fashion doesn’t need to be boring and untrendy, it’s actually quite unique. Fast fashion is all about mass producing homogenized clothing items and selling them off as quickly as possible. Eco-fashion gives you more individuality and personality.
Even little practices can help you build a greener earth. Donate second-hand clothing to make the planet more sustainable. If you’re an export company, buy used clothing from Whitehouse and Schapiro, LLC.