Sustainable fashion refers to clothing that is designed, manufactured, distributed, and used in ways that are environmentally friendly. Sustainable fashion brands create fashion in a way that is most considerate of humanity and the environment, reducing the environmental impact wherever possible. Sustainable apparel can reward manufacturers from a pricing perspective. The resulting boost in profits is a win-win situation – good for the environment and good for business. To be sustainable, one can involve in recycling their clothes. Clothing recycling is still relatively new for many fabrics but increasingly cotton and polyester clothing can now be turned into new clothes or other items.
Sustainable Clothing is safe for people and the environment, avoiding any materials that contain carcinogens, toxins, or other harmful chemicals. Sustainability is important for many reasons including: Environmental Quality – In order to have healthy communities, we need clean air, natural resources, and a nontoxic environment. An environmentally aware business considers more than just profits — it considers its impact on society and the environment. Such a business is sustainable because it contributes to the health of the structure within which it operates, thereby helping construct an environment in which the business can thrive.
Sustainable design seeks to reduce negative impacts on the environment, and the health and comfort of building occupants, thereby improving building performance. The basic objectives of sustainability are to reduce consumption of non-renewable resources, minimize waste, and create healthy, productive environments. Switching to recycled polyester fabric can help to reduce the carbon emissions – recycled polyester releases half to a quarter of the emissions of virgin polyester. But it isn’t a long-term solution, as polyester takes hundreds of years to decompose and can lead to microfibres escaping into the environment. The main responsibility of fashion companies is obviously to change their production, distribution and marketing practices and strategies towards greater sustainability. Let’s appreciate sustainable fashion. Go Green!