In my last article, I talked about the benefits of going eco-friendly with your fashion. Knowing what materials you should be wearing is a good place to start. Here are four types of materials that you can wear to be earth friendly and still look good.
It may seem like splitting hairs, but there’s a significant difference between cotton and organic cotton. The cotton that we wear everyday is more likely to be grown with pesticides, which does not help the environment at all.
Labels don't always give you the details either, in addition to the dyes that could pluck the organic title right off. The best bet is to buy organic cotton clothing in the shades the cotton is naturally, like cream or light green.
Soy is a cruelty-free material, meaning no animals were harmed in its making unlike those of regular silk and cashmere. It's versatile as well as it's resistant to wrinkles and machine washable. Soy is probably something you've heard of as a health food and it's not just good for the body, but on it too.
Thrifting is very popular among millennials today, and they actually could be helping the Earth too! When you buy something that was "once loved" it makes sure that you're not contributing to the supply and demand of the harsh clothing production that takes a toll on the planet. Even if it's not brand new, it's new to you, so shopping at places like Goodwill and Salvation Army help the environment and fashion wardrobe.
We’ve touched on it before, but bamboo fabric is nothing to shake a stick at! Bamboo fabric also cuts out about 97% of UV rays, leaving your body cool and sweatfree with its thermocontrol as well. The microfibers, like wood, are hollow so that allows the fabric to be breathable. Bamboo is antibacterial, meaning that germs can't live on it. This also means that smell can't stick on them, making them perfect for things like socks! You can check out the Summer Bundle colourful socks from Gorilla Socks and be kind to your body and the gorillas.
No matter which way you cut it, organic fabrics are the way to go!