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how to make your sustainable fashion wardrobe more eco-friendly

Have you thought about making the switch into a more ethical wardrobe? Do you know all the benefits of embracing slow fashion? With sustainable clothing, you can get the same comfort, and at the same time, the dress code you need to stand out!


If you want to know how, today we will share some useful tips with you to help you become more eco-friendly and aware of the environment, while still looking like you just stepped off a runway. So keep reading!


Photo of sustainable clothing by Alyssa Strohmann on Unsplash

1. WHAT IS ECO-FRIENDLY?


Ever heard the term Eco-Friendly?


The term relates to "environmentally friendly" and is a lifestyle that seeks to link all people's actions with care and respect for the environment.


The world of fashion is constantly renewing itself as any other sector does to satisfy the needs of consumers. Today, we are not only looking for good quality garments, but also garments made from eco-friendly materials!


But, do you know the main objectives of sustainable fashion?


It focuses on making consumers more aware and socially responsible. Producers work through fair trade and fair labour, with adequate safety and salary conditions. From a business point of view, it seeks to increase the value of local production and encourage independent designers, especially from your town, city or within your country.

2. WHAT SHOULD ECO-FRIENDLY GARMENTS LOOK LIKE?


Now that we have the concepts clear, let's get to work!

To do this we need to recognize what the characteristics of sustainable garments are.

We will summarize the most important ones for you:


  • They are made with natural materials such as biodegradable cotton, linen, nettles, hemp, bamboo, corn fibre, Tencel (the latter is obtained from wood cellulose).


  • The above-mentioned materials come from crops free of toxic products, do not contain pesticides or chemicals. These make them hypoallergenic garments.


  • Eco-friendly garments help the skin to perspire better, which contributes to reducing its washing cycles.


  • The fabrics are processed in an ecological way, which allows them to reduce environmental pollution, the amount of waste used and in some cases the litres of water consumed during the processing of materials such as cotton.


  • Natural dyes (plants, herbs, fungi and tree cellulose) are used to pigment the fabrics.


  • Sustainable fashion sometimes uses recycled materials, i.e. they give a second life to the garments and the materials they use. This type of fashion helps to reduce the carbon footprint and respect the environment.


Eco-friendly adheres to the 3Rs rule, reuse, recycle and reduce waste as much as possible.


Do you dare to try?