Many people give plenty of attention to their
clothes, yet precious little to what goes into fashion. Consider the natural
resources consumed in the growing, production and distribution of textiles.
Fortunately for the environment, in recent years there has been a surge in
green fashion – clothing made from sustainable materials in environmentally
The goal of sustainable
fashion is to lessen the impact of its production on the environment. Some ways
the initiative aims to bring that about include:
environmental harm created during production by using crops that require fewer
material durability so garments will require less frequent replacement.
the desirability of “timeless” garments that will remain “in style” longer.
waste so less production is more resource efficient.
the value of local production and products to avoid the need for
clothing repurposing so individual pieces get worn longer and do not end up in
green (even if it is not your color) is another way to help lessen human impact
upon Planet Earth.