08Apr
By: Shahira On: April 8, 2016 In: Ethics + Sustainability in Apparel Comments: 0

 

Just as we eat food everyday, we get dressed every day.
Unless you’re a nudist, in which case, more power to you.

Our daily consumption choices about the clothes we wear are just as significant as the choices we make about the foods we eat, because the raw materials and labor for both food and clothing come from the same sources.

Also, we literally eat our synthetic clothing in the form of microbeads shed in the laundry, which make their way to rivers, lakes and oceans. They are consumed by aquatic life, and eventually end up on our own dinner plates.

Investing in natural fiber clothing produced in a sustainable manner are steps in the right direction, but the real challenges surround the ideas of consuming less.

Instead of asking ourselves what to do with so much waste, lets ask how to create less waste.

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