Updated: Jun 8, 2020
As consumers, we can collectively make the effort to compare more than prices while shopping. Instead, we can focus on buying products that have the least impact on the environment. To do this, we need to be more conscious of what our clothes are made of. Take a look at these three sustainable materials that can revolutionize the fashion industry and save our planet.
This natural fiber comes from the flax plant, making it recyclable and biodegradable. Linen is also a strong and long-lasting fabric that requires significantly less water and fertilizers to grow. This is good news for the environment because a made to last fabric means you can buy higher quality garments less often. Slow fashion is the way to go!
If you hate the sight of a cluttered ocean, then econyl is your solution to a cleaner environment and fashionable clothes. This eco-friendly material creates a high-quality garment while relieving the ocean of abandoned fishing nets and waste. The synthetic waste is then regenerated into a new yarn that has the same qualities as regular nylon such as excellent strength and abrasion resistance-minus the adverse effects like pollution and contamination!
Naturally derived from wood pulp, tencel is a biodegradable, light cellulosic fabric that is perfect for sensitive skin. This soft, and breathable fabric is also great for active wear and doesn’t collect as much odor or bacteria compared to other fabrics. Not to mention, tencel has an excellent drape and doesn’t wrinkle easily, making this fiber truly luxurious and environmentally sustainable.
Andrea D. Steffen. (20 July 2019), “Econyl: A Special Nylon That is Infinitely Recyclable”. Intelligent Living.
Jasimuddin Mandal. “Tencel Fiber | Manufacturing Process of Tencel Fiber”
Flora Davidson. “Five Sustainable Fashion Fabrics of the Future”