Green Fashion is a part of the growing design philosophy and trend of sustainability whose goal is to create a system which can be supported indefinitely in terms of environmentalism, economics and social responsibility.
Sustainable fashion or ethical fashion or green fashion is part of the larger trend of sustainable design where a product is created and produced with the consideration of the product’s total lifespan and at the impact that product has on the planet. Also known as products of carbon foot print.
Also it takes into consideration the millions of workers all over the world who are involved with the fashion production industry including textile crop farmers, textile producers, dyers, garment designers and producers and retailers.
More environmentalism used to be manifest through a percentage of sales being donated to a charitable cause. Fashion designers are reducing impacts of the source, by making contest decisions to use more environmentally, friendly materials and socially responsible methods in clothing production.
Natural fibers are fibers which found naturally in nature. Natural fibers can be categorized into two main groups. Cellulose or plant fiber and protein or animal fiber. One natural fiber cotton, is one of the most widely grown in chemical intensive crops in the world. Conventionally grown cottons uses approximately 25% of the world insecticides and more than 10% of the world’s pesticides causing damage to both the environment and to the health of the people who wear cotton clothing.
To reduce your exposure to insecticides on cotton clothing, try some alternatives to cotton like Jute, Flax, Hemp, Ramie, Abaca, Soy, Banana, and Pineapple. Also try these protein fiber alternatives Wool, Silk, Angora, Camel, Alpaca, Llama, Lacuna, Cashmere, and Mohair.
Designers say that they are trying to incorporate these sustainable practices into modern clothing rather than producing dusty, hippy looking clothes. In increasing number of Hollywood celebrities have been associated with sustainable fashion including Bunno, Stella McCartney, Natalie Portman and Cameron Diaz. Because of this attention, green fashion is not only contest but also is hip and trendy. There are many factors when considering the sustainability of the material. The renew ability and source of the fiber, the process of how a raw fiber is turned into a textile, the working conditions of the people producing a materials and materials total carbon footprint.
So next time you are thinking about buying a latest hot trends on the market, think about how you could choose to add to your wardrobe in a more sustainable contrast and fun way by choosing green fashion.