Ecological clothing and fabrics
In the previous part of the article, we have explained the basic concepts of sustainability. In addition, we have started a list with harmful materials which you should prefer to avoid when buying your clothes.
Cotton is often preferred, because this material for our skin is usually very healthy. It can breathe, so the experts. Actually the products produced from them must comply with many conditions, so that this is in fact true. The production of cotton consumed many pesticides. The contact with these is the cause of many deaths each year. Still, a large area of agricultural land is required for the production of cotton.
The organic clothing and eco-friendly way of life are the beginning of a great transition
This may be required at the local level for the production of food in some of the poorest regions of the world. And the health aspect is also underestimated. If there is no organic cotton, there are very many leftover chemicals in cotton clothes. You are of course detrimental to our health as a consumer.
Particular emphasis should be placed on organic children’s clothing
Symbol of quality
The wool is a material which can anywhere be regionally produced around the world spot. You have chances are high that it is manufactured according to environmentally-friendly criteria. Choose the favourite products in your region. The sheep have been bred in bio be farms:
If you insist on an ethical fashion behaviour, you should inform himself, how animals are treated, of which the wool is obtained.
Circumstances in which the substances are manufactured, we should strongly be interested in
In all cases where the aforementioned conditions are not met, we have to do it with no sustainable wool.
Sustainable fabrics such as z.B bamboo should be better known
How one can distinguish the ecological cultivation
What is important in the manufacturing process?
There are many stages in the manufacturing process of the dresses. Bleaching, dyeing and the finish are the “most dangerous” in environmentally friendly ways. They require all energy and water. In addition, chemicals are used, which pollute the environment and are harmful to our health.
Organic children’s clothing of brand “Macarons”
The chemicals in the water, and from there into our rivers and seas.
Alternative materials like beech fibres (modal Lenzig) rediscover
Other materials, which often come for fashionable clothes in use, are leather and a number of other plastics. They are all difficult to combine ecological and ethical fashion with the term. The processing of leather is extremely stressful for the environment. Too much water in consumption comes and it uses a ton of chemicals. Let the poor conditions under which the animals must live.
Ecological and sustainable – organic flax
Finally we want to point out, better to provide information about the material and the production of garments. This is of course difficult and not always get this information. Try it however! A good way is to make a list, which produce environmentally friendly brands and shops and just there to shop.
Synthetic are increasingly recycled materials
Cellulose fibre replaced the viscose
What you need to do is to understand this process and to collect information about how various brands produce their clothes. The rule of thumb is that large chains, which offer cheap dresses of the so-called ‘fast fashion’, basically offer from harmful and not ethically produced materials. Regionally-produced clothing, which is made by hand and offer a few examples of one and the same model, have greater opportunities to be created according to ecological criteria.
Always prefer pure wool, as far as possible from the region
With an environmentally conscious setting, which prefers the ecological clothing, determine itself the principles on the market and increase the chances of a better future. In this, the organic and ethical fashion will be the rule, not the exception.
Yourself determine the difference for synthetic fibres
Handmade is the best
The change begins in the head