Organic clothing or green fashion is a farm to fashion and home movement; come here from the innovators behind it. Some people call Eco-fashion green fashion. Regardless, it is designed to be environment friendly. Green fashion is part of the larger trend of sustainable design where a product is created and produced with consideration to the environment.
As the global warming conversation continues to reverberate throughout society, one of the industries so many people point the finger at is the fashion industry. Landfills are overflowing with items like apparel. Research shows that the average American wears an item seven times before they get rid of it.
In China, the average item gets worn three times before it’s discarded. If more people developed certain fashion habits, it’d be a lot easier to shift these statistics in a different direction. To practice ethical and sustainable fashion, adopt the following habits.
1. Build a Wardrobe Foundation
The age-old punchline about women never having anything to wear is rooted in a lot of truth. In many cases, many women don’t know how to build a wardrobe. I mean one that suits their needs properly. They’re drawn to current trends, pretty colors, and interesting silhouettes. While those factors can create a fun look for a day party or a photo on Instagram, they’re not the practical pieces to create a foundational wardrobe.
They’re meant to add interest and pizzazz to foundational pieces. When it’s time to build a wardrobe, start with the foundational pieces that are considered classic. A well-fitting pair of denim jeans, a crisp white button-down blouse, and a little black dress are just a few of the great pieces each woman should maintain in her wardrobe. Those items are easy to pair with current trends or on their own. Your classic pieces will help you eliminate the issue of not having anything to wear.
2. Prioritize Thrift Store Shopping
Instead of going to popular retailers, visit the thrift stores first. This takes a shift in mindset. However, thrift store shopping is an excellent way to keep apparel out of those landfills. Thrift stores keep the clothing in circulation. Even if you don’t like the idea of visiting thrift stores, there are finely curated thrift stores. Especially ones with an online presence.
By heading to the online consignment store first, you can use the filters to find exactly what you’re looking for. To take it a step further, the garments you purchase will also be shipped directly to you. There’s no difference in the quality of service or the convenience of a traditional online retailer. Yet, you’ll be able to potentially get a much better price for your items. Finally, and the joy of knowing you’re developing sustainable fashion practices.
Adalinda Fashion for examples proves Responsible Sustainable Fashion Wins. I mean they ruled being Green for New York Fashion Week 2020.
First of all, Adalinda Fashion is a Sustainable Fashion Platform. They provide the infrastructure to designers in a way that elevates their green business to the next level.
I absolutely love this idea. The designers need this platform. Adalinda is the house, so I say BRING IT.
In addition, and by leveraging visual presentations to get their points across. That’s such as live events and social channels. Then they connect sustainable fashion designers to their ideal client. It’s that one two three yo!
First of all, Adalinda is also very committed to being conscious. In addition, Adalinda is also committed to staying aware. That’s as well as committed to making empowering choices.
Furthermore, they are committed to social progression. I mean totally committed to all human beings having the right to choose.
Together we know fashion and justice are the perfect couple.
Building on her handiwork, we’re finding new uses for materials that exist right in front of us. Like wool from merino sheep, who have the best hair in nature.
But even great locks need a trim from time to time. With fibers that are 20% the diameter of human hair, our superfine merino wool is breathable, temperature-regulating, and moisture-wicking, all without that irritating scratchiness
Here, each brand The Green Living Guy will highlight about Green Fashion explains how it’s made and the lack of an environmental impact. Want to know why you should get Green Fashion? This is where you’ll get the answers.
Celebrities, models, and designers such as Deborah Lindquist, Edun, Marci Zaroff, Taryn Hipwell, prAna, Stewart+Brown, Shalom Harlow, Laura Zabo and others have recently drawn attention to socially conscious and environmentally friendly fashion.
Marci Zaroff is the founder and president of Under the Canopy, an organic clothing producer. Think soft soy dresses, cropped organic terry jackets and slim fit organic denim jeans to pair with stilettos, not flip flops.
Consumers worried about ingesting harmful pesticides have long been purchasing organic foods. But the philosophy is slowly hitting mainstream clothing retailers as experts warn about the dangers as to which pesticides pose to the environment.
Whether shoppers are buying eco-friendly because it’s trendy or because they hope to preserve Mother Earth, they no longer have to sacrifice fashion for philosophy. With major retailers such as Target, Victoria’s Secret, H&M and Nike joining the green trend, there’s something for fashionistas of every price range in 2007.
“We’re fashion first. The fact that they’re organic is a value-added product,” says Marci Zaroff, founder of Under the Canopy, one of the world’s largest producers of organic clothing.
Organic cotton, which makes up 95 percent of organic fabrics, is the driving force behind the trend. Global organic cotton sales increased 119 percent, from $245 million to $583 million between 2001 and 2005. Sales are expected to reach more than $2 billion by the end of 2008, according to the Organic Exchange, a non-profit trade association that works to expand the use of organically grown cotton.
Though more retailers are considering organic cotton, it makes up for than 1 percent of cotton produced in the world. Designers are also experimenting with eco-friendly fabrics made of bamboo, soy, Ingeo (corn) and hempsilk.
“The market is really expanding in large because a number of very large retailers are actually going to have a lot of products available in 2007,” said Rebecca Calahan Klein, president of California-based Organic Exchange.
Portland Fashion Week, which has featured sustainable designers and apparel since 2005, has also attracted international press for its efforts to sustainably produce a fashion week that showcases 100% eco-friendly designs.
Eco-couture designer Deborah Lindquist is a bespoke collection of unique eco conscious women’s clothing. In addition to accessories, home decorative accessories wedding gowns and also headpieces. All created from a blend of sustainable, organic, and recycled materials.
Other sustainable clothing and footwear labels include Elena Garcia, Nancy Dee, By Stamo, Outsider Fashion, Beyond Skin, Oliberté, Hetty Rose, DaRousso and Eva Cassis.
The sustainable fashion movement has begun to make significant in-roads in the bedding segment of the home fashion category. Brands such as Boll & Branch make all of their products from organic cotton and have been certified by Fair Trade USA.
The Hemp Trading Company is an ethically driven underground clothing label, specializing in environmentally friendly, politically conscious street wear made of hemp, bamboo, organic cotton and other sustainable fabrics.
As reported in the Associated Press:
Styles in fashion are ephemeral and fickle. Those acid-wash jeans, M.C. Hammer pants, and DayGlo T-shirts you loved in middle school have long since reached “out” status (though the harem pants we saw on the Spring 2007 runways look a bit Hammer Time to us). The skinny jeans you love right now will one day follow their fate.
Though trends come and go, the clothes themselves stick around. To make room for new fashions, the average American throws away about 68 pounds of clothing and textiles per year. Mother Earth isn’t that fond of polyester, and is quite warm enough already, thank you very much.
On top of that, producing new clothes out of traditionally grown cotton taxes the environment with chemical fertilizers and pesticides; energy and chemicals are required to manufacture synthetic materials. The all-American combo of a cotton T-shirt and a pair of denim jeans, for instance, requires 1 pound of fertilizers and pesticides.
But the fashion industry is beginning to recognize its impact, as well as consumers’ desire for more eco-friendly fashion. An increasing number of independent designers and boutiques specialize in eco-conscious fashion that is more hip than hippy.
Even big companies like H&M, Urban Outfitters, and Uniqlo. All which sell really cheap, trendy, and easily disposable clothing (a.k.a. “fast clothes”). For they are taking steps to be more eco-friendly. One way is by using alternative materials that reduce post-consumer waste and pollution.
Nothing New Sneakers: Made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic and other sustainable materials.
Veja sneakers used recycled fabric and amazon rubber for soles.
Zero Waste Daniel’s CEO and Founder, Daniel Silverstein, takes factory scraps!
As Taryn Hipwell talks about Beyond the Label:
In addition, Hipwell originally created EcoDivas. So, EcoDivas partnered with TEDxLA. All to create a new series most interestingly called Beyond the Label (BtL). It’s meant to educate consumers. Moreover about the affects of their fashion purchases. That’s on: Economics, Environments & Human Health.
Her tag lines!
#MakeShiftHappen Educator. Producer. EcoDiva.
Choosing “knowledge is power” over “ignorance is bliss” is how we #MakeShiftHappen
In addition, Taryn brings happiness, joy and empowerment to everything she does. She’s also an educator, producer and you better not forget she IS the ORIGINAL EcoDivas creator!
YET ahem, just like the Green Living Guy, she is totally committed to creating fun, authentic and bold educational experiences, content & events that shatters stereotypes, shifts perceptions and changes lives.
Taryn’s top 3 passions are Eco fashion, unique cultures (especially Zambia and rednecks) and the environment aka EcoDivas. Who can do Red Neck and Zambia? Common?!?!!!!
However, she admits: “I’m a redneck in the sense that out of necessity I recycle my mayo jars for Tupperware, I can build a dresser from crates, and I love to play in mud.”
So, see now my mom is fixing the trailer out back. All to lug a couch across Florida for kin. Now that’s redneck.
Then she finally admits Dance is a close 4th.
She also loves and loves sharing off incredible people’s journeys. Also their obstacles and successes. Especially with audiences so they too can learn, grow and flourish “ecodivaliciously!”
If that’s a word. LOL. Props for the promo though.
Beyond the Label It starts so simple and yet artistic in its presentation.
WHAT’S IN YOUR T-SHIRT?
HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT?
1. Who makes your clothes?
2. What are they made of?
3. Where are they made?
4. Why are they so cheap?
5. How are they disposed?
WHAT’S IN YOUR T-SHIRT?
HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT THE FOLLOWING THINGS REGARDING CLOTHING?
Who makes your clothes and also what are they made of? Where are your clothes made and why are they so cheap? Finally and most noteworthy, how are they disposed?
For example, Sage LaRock is all about “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” -Rumi
SAGE LAROCK offers a modern image of luxury – clothing that is naturally beautiful both inside and out. We create our clothing entirely from sustainable, recycled or organic materials and produce ethically and locally, using non-toxic and plant-based dyes. We create beautiful, limited-edition pieces that transition with ease from day to night and can be worn season after season.
So, green fashion label To SAGE LAROCK is committed to environmental and social excellence. All throughout every stage of production. That’s from utilizing only the highest quality materials. Also local garment manufacturing. They use only sustainable fabrics like OEKO-TEX® certified cotton. In addition, an Italian recycled poly fabric. One which is also made of recycled fishing nets and plastic debris recovered from the ocean. Finally and extra soft hemp jersey.
All which is grown and produced without any chemicals.
Also, they never use fabrics such as rayon or viscose. Especially those that are sourced from controversial forest areas. Finally or the world’s ancient and endangered forests.
They have partnered with NGO HealthySeas.org to give back a percentage of our swimwear sales to help our oceans, and also NGO Canopy to ensure endangered forests are not logged to make clothing, and to advance visionary creative solutions for the fashion industry that protect key global conservation areas, which millions of indigenous people and many endangered animals call home. Here is a link to our commitment with Canopy.
So, by producing all their green fashion garments locally at their headquarters in Los Angeles makes it’s greener than green. For Sage’s adherence to fair labor practice is assured. Moreover, their commitment to the environment is also upheld. Finally that no water ways are poisoned with toxic chemicals or dyes. Also no animals are harmed. Most noteworthy, no child or slave labor is also ever used. Finally, SAGE LAROCK creates beautiful and glamorous clothing that you can be proud.