How Can Fashion Be Sustainable?

How Can Fashion Be Sustainable?

Fashion, Green Living, Misc
With the rise of “fast fashion” and consumer demand for more and more inexpensive clothing, there are many sustainability issues in the fashion industry. But can the fashion really become sustainable?               There are several issues the fashion industry must address. In this blog we’ll address the massive problem of pollution and what can be done to limit waste in order for fashion to be more sustainable.   Textile Waste People are buying more clothes than ever before, but even worse - they are also disposing of them more quickly.                In fact, “the average American throws away 70 pounds of clothing each year,” according to thredUP’s annual Resale Report. Unfortunately, much of the discarded clothing winds up…
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7 Reasons to Add Bamboo Fabric To Your Wardrobe

7 Reasons to Add Bamboo Fabric To Your Wardrobe

Fashion
If you’ve never worn bamboo fabric, you’re really missing out. Here are 7 reasons we love wearing bamboo!   1. Bamboo is sustainable Did you know that bamboo is a grass? It’s true! It grows natively all over the world except in Europe and the Antarctic. There are more than 1,500 species of bamboo, some of which can grow as tall as 13 stories.   Not only can it grow to be very tall, it also grows extremely quickly. According to Guinness World Records, some species can grow almost three feet in a single day or a whopping inch and a half every hour! Bamboo can be harvested between three to five years after planting. Once harvested, it will simply grow a new shoot from the same root system, meaning…
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Gone to Green’s Step-by-Step Guide To Building A Sustainable Wardrobe

Gone to Green’s Step-by-Step Guide To Building A Sustainable Wardrobe

Fashion, Green Living
If you’ve never thought about building a sustainable wardrobe, consider these crazy statistics: * We wear an article of clothing an average of 7 times. * Most women consider a wardrobe item “old” after wearing it just 3 times. * The average American produces 82 pounds of textile waste annually. This all adds up to a lot of waste: wasted objects, wasted time, and wasted money. Wouldn’t it be easier to have a closet full of curated items that you loved - items that all worked together interchangeably to define your style? Mornings would be easier. Your style would be defined. You would feel good about wearing classic, timeless pieces. You can have a closet full of eco-friendly clothes that you love with Gone to Green’s step-by-step guide to a…
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Is Cotton Rotten?

Is Cotton Rotten?

Fashion
From Field to Fabric Given that historians believe cotton was being produced as early as 5000 B.C., you would think that it's a very sustainable crop.  But the reality is that modern cotton production techniques take a heavy toll on the earth's resources. Here's a closer look at the journey your favorite T-shirt made to get to your closet. The farming process is a major concern for the following reasons: the use of large amounts of water for irrigation, the toxic chemicals used for pest control and for chemical removal of leaves prior to harvest, and the use of synthetic fertilizers. Cotton plants are amazingly thirsty.  On average it takes about 5,300 gallons of water to produce just 2 pounds of cotton.  This equals a single T-shirt and pair of jeans.  In India,…
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