Posts Tagged ‘Sustainability’

The World Of Eco-Friendly Fashion: Organic Cotton

Author: Zachary Lowell

Organically Grown Cotton

Over the past couple of years, the word ‘organic’ has become a major buzz word for shoppers and retailers. Basically any product you might be in the market for even if it isn’t custom shirts – from coffee and toilet paper to cosmetics and carrots – has any organic option these days. It should come as no surprise the new-found love for all things organic has reached everyone’s favorite source of textile yarn, cotton. Read More

The World Of Eco-Friendly Fashion: Reducing Clothing Waste

Author: Zachary Lowell

Clothing Waste

Clothing production doesn’t get a lot of press as a major contributor to the world’s environmental problems, yet the garment and textile industries generate a huge amount of waste. Recently we read about an exhibit at the London Science Museum which showcases the efforts of eco-oriented designers and scientists hoping to make the world a cleaner, safer place to live, one garment at a time.  Here’s just a sample of the forward-thinking innovations that could reform the wasteful way of the clothing world. Read More

The World Of Eco-Friendly Fashion: Corn

Author: Tyra 'nell Pille

Corn: From Food To Fashion

In this fast-paced era, fashion is changing radically. Once focused merely on traditional fabrics and commercial production, big apparel brands and textile makers are slowly cottoning on to eco-friendly garments and thinking of innovative ways to develop and manufacture sustainable clothing. These days, making your closet “go green” is not only getting more invigorating, but becoming less complicated as well. Read More

The World Of Eco-friendly Fashion: Coconut

Author: Tyra 'nell Pille

Coconuts: From Food To Fashion

Most guys can probably list the number of fabrics they’re familiar with on one hand, and still have fingers to spare – cotton, wool, linen… um… silk – but that may all change in the not so distant future with the entry of more natural clothing in the fashion industry. Over the past few years, environmental researchers and forward-thinking fashionistas have been experimenting with new eco-friendly fabrics which could keep us looking stylish and help protect two very important things: mother earth and ourselves. Read More

The World Of Eco-Friendly Fashion: Soy

Author: Tyra 'nell Pille

Soybeans, A Source Of Food And Fashion

Look out, clothes-wearing public, because soy is about to make the leap from your kitchen to your closet – that is, at least, if the world’s top names in couture have anything to say about it. As more and more fashion designers are turning to eco-friendly, all natural fabric sources to satisfy green consumers and promote sustainability, soy beans are getting attention as more than just food. Read More

The World Of Eco-Friendly Fashion: Bamboo

Author: Tyra 'nell Pille

The Many Uses of Bamboo Cloth

Fashion. Food. Environment. Health. Bamboo. Wait… bamboo? How does that last word connect with the rest of the things mentioned? Simple. Aside from feeding pandas and providing picturesque backgrounds for Kung-Fu movies (i.e. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), all around the world there’s never a day that bamboo is out of the picture in many people’s daily lives. Read More