Fashion comes and go, but the fabric of that cloth doesn’t which creates pollution. However, there are many ways which are being implemented. The cloth remains, garments like pouffe skirts, acid washed denim, etc. do not decompose. The remains of the clothing still exist in stores, landfills, and closets. People who are aware of eco-savvy clothes not only focuses on post-consumer re-use, but also focus on post-customer re-use and the pre-consumer waste and pollution.
After the origin on the farm, field, forest that jacket spent time on morphing into its present form. The chemicals which were used to grow it, were they dye safe? More designers and manufacturers now tend to create eco-concerns in mind which is easy to find satisfying answers. With the smart wardrobe management and the choices of consumers, you can cut down the closet clutter, support clean industry and look amazing. Here are some tips to start adopting green wardrobe –
1. Plan before you shop
When you think of adopting clothing into your life it is like adopting a dog or cat. This cute little habit will make a place in your wardrobe. Gradually, you would be agreeing to provide for and to give it the longest life possible with you. In the long run, if you know what you are looking for before shopping, it will save you time. If you are buying something which looks and feels great then it will find a longer place in your closet.
2. Love your duds
Whatever you’ve opted to wear, take nice care of it. Whenever you reach home, change your work gear into a nightgown or leisure clothing. Try to avoid cooking and checking tire in the dress you wear in public. You must know how to sew a button which is at the back or at least find a nimble friend who can do it for you. Check out local tailors who can do small or major repairs of your garments.
3. Wash them well
Washing is something that causes the most destruction to the clothes. It requires a lot of water and energy. So, avoid unnecessary washing of clothes. Try to use the lowest temperature possible. If there is a mark which you have made accidentally, make a thin salt paste and soak the fabric which is affected for around half an hour before you wash. You can also choose phosphate-free and biodegradable detergents to wash the clothes.
4. Organic? Say yes to them
Cotton is known to be the most clean, fresh and natural, but it consumes a third of a pound for chemical fertilizers and pesticides for producing cotton for just one t-shirt. This is huge! It means lots of direct, unhealthy exposure for farmers and the wildlife which is existing nearby and the heap of unnecessary pollution. Fortunately, organic cotton is becoming very easy to find. Mega-stores these days are into the game. However, it is important to stay vigilant what organic means so that you may know that you are getting clean clothes. The cotton may have been organic to start with, but your tee may be full of chemicals and metal-laden dyes.