LIVE GREENER WITH THESE ECO-FASHION FINDS
We are more and more aware of our ecological impact and the importance of making eco-friendly choices. Often, we start with our food, then the household products, and gradually, we become more conscious of every sphere of our life. If you are less familiar with eco-fashion, you may be surprised to see that, fortunately, there are super trendy options and it doesn’t have to be complicated!
OPT FOR NATURAL OR ECO-RESPONSIBLE TEXTILES
Finding out where the materials used to design your clothes come from is a big step towards a more eco-friendly wardrobe. Natural or eco-responsible textiles significantly reduce the use of water and chemicals for garment production.
ORGANIC COTTON: Yes, cotton is a natural fibre, but by buying organic, you encourage the production of natural fertilizers and a fabrication method that requires less than half the water!
LINEN: Linen is one of the most eco-friendly fibres because it doesn’t require irrigation, uses very little chemicals and produces no waste. Also note that all by-products are reused.
HEMP: Hemp textiles are the most resistant and the least polluting, nothing less!
LYOCELL: Lyocell is a biodegradable fibre made from eucalyptus pulp. It is produced in an eco-friendly way, using non-toxic and recyclable solvents. Lyocell is also known as Tencel.
Recycled clothes are made from textiles and/or furs that have already been used in the design of other fashion pieces. Upcycling is about transforming something that’s no longer usable or no longer worthwhile, by making it a new object. How cool is that?
RELY ON QUALITY
A good way to make our wardrobe greener is to focus on quality. Instead of buying lots of cheap pieces that you don’t love and that will deteriorate faster, go for quality garments that you’ll keep and love for years!
SAY YES TO BASICS
Whether you have a conservative or more eccentric style, there’s nothing like nice basic clothes to create interesting looks. A ‘’classic’’ style is composed of several essential pieces, while a creative look is often a mix of basic and statement pieces. Owning enough basic pieces will allow you to mix and match your clothes easily. It also ensures that you only have to renew a few statement pieces to create new outfits!
When you buy clothes that are made in Canada, you help to protect the environment by reducing transportation. On the ethical side, it also ensures that the working conditions of the employees and their remuneration are adequate.
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