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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