Key Materials for your Sustainable Wardrobe
Shannon Firby on Fri, Jan 07, 22
Approximate Read Time : 2 Minutes
Each year, more and more brands are joining the path to create a more sustainable wardrobe and responsible fashion choices. From using recycled materials to organically grown cottons, sustainability in clothing is on the rise.With that in mind, we thought we would provide a breakdown of some key points to know, whether you already shop sustainably or just want to know more about what’s going into your wardrobe.
Organically Grown Cotton:
Organic cotton has huge potential to save water and help fight climate change. It is the only system that eliminates highly toxic substances from the environment, and instead works holistically for the benefit of people and the planet.
It is made in harmony with nature, without the use of fossil-fuel based fertilizers or other hazardous synthetic pesticides and fertilisers. This way there is no harm to ecosystems, waterways or workers. Brand such as Tommy Hilfiger and Axel Arigato use 100% organic cotton across their collections.
The Leather Working Group is an organisation that promotes the use of ethical, safe practices in the production of leather. They undertake environmental audits for responsible leather sourcing going as far back at the tanneries, ensuring that harsh chemicals are avoided in the production line, instead using environmentally friendly techniques; chrome-free and vegetable tanned.
This organisation is used by our key sustainable brands such as Axel Arigato, Nudie Jeans and VEJA to name a few.
Often called rPet, recycled polyester is made from recycled plastic bottles. It’s a great way of diverting plastic away from our landfills and the production of recycled polyester requires far less resources than that of creating new fibres and it generates fewer CO2 emissions.
Brands such as Napapijri and Nudie Jeans have an ethos that centres around the lifecycle of the clothes we wear and how to sustain your style, so using recycled materials such as polyester is a great way to reimagine the fashion industry, close the loop of throwaway fashion and become part of an endless story.
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