For years we have been destroying our planet by purchasing cheap products and buying way more than we need. The fashion industry has tempted us with inexpensive disposable clothing made in overseas sweatshops. We have had a “more is better” attitude. However, seeing the many effects of climate change on our planet, many of us are looking for more sustainable and eco-friendly choices when making purchases. Your closet should be no exception. Fast fashion is filling our landfills; cheap fabrics such as polyester and acrylic are not biodegradable and can take hundreds of years to decompose. Fabrics like hemp, bamboo and cotton on the other hand are very biodegradable, typically only taking months rather than decades to decompose. In addition, synthetic clothing when washed releases tiny microplastic fibers into our water supplies and wreaking havoc on the environment and our wildlife.
One way to be a more environmentally conscious consumer is to switch to sustainable clothing made from natural fiber such as hemp, bamboo, and organic cotton. Another way is to purchase North American made items.
Why should you be purchasing fashions made in North America?
When purchasing North American made products, whether they are from Canada or the USA, we reduce our carbon footprint. They also require less transportation, reducing fuel usage and harmful emissions.
- Support Local Businesses and Their Employees
When possible, it’s always best to buy locally, it helps support a healthy local economy rather than feeding overseas economies. You’ll help to create jobs for local people who in turn spend their money within the community.
We all are aware of the deplorable conditions and inhumane treatment of overseas sweatshop workers. We can all feel good knowing that when our clothing is made locally, employees will be treated fairly and ensured an ethical working environment.
- Better quality
Touching on the point above, foreign sweat shops produce cheap clothing in bulk. Purchasing fashions made in North America ensures you will be getting quality pieces. North American standards are much higher than most overseas facilities.
Effort’s Eco-Essentials has been creating classic fashions made in North America since 1994. They are committed to supplying fashionable and versatile basics to help you build an eco-friendly closet. Because they use durable hemp, bamboo and organic cotton blends the clothing will last longer meaning you’ll need to purchase less often. They are dedicated to adding new North American made fashions each season.
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