One positive that has come out of Covid is that people are more conscious of what they are buying. They are questioning if they really need an item before buying it and they are also looking for more sustainable, eco-friendly options. Disposable clothing (fast fashion) is having a huge negative impact on our earth. Simply washing clothing made from synthetic materials causes millions of plastic microfibers to break free and pollute our water systems and oceans. Because this clothing is so inexpensive, it is easily discarded. These synthetic fibers do not decompose and sit in landfills for hundreds of years. When purchasing your workout wear, think of the consequences your clothing has on the planet, not only in the way the material is produced but also what will happen to it when you no longer want it.
Eco-friendly materials such as bio-degradable hemp and bamboo not only have less of an impact on the environment, but they can also keep you more comfortable in all of your outdoor activities. To get the most enjoyment out of your outdoor activities, it is important to choose the right clothing. What are the benefits of wearing these natural fibers?
- Absorbent and Wicking
Bamboo and hemp clothing absorbs moisture and keeps it away from the body. You’ll be dry and more comfortable while you exercise.
Bamboo and hemp clothing is naturally anti-microbial and anti-bacterial. This makes your clothing odor-resistant and keeps it smelling fresher for longer…great for that 5-hour hike!
- Temperature Regulating
Both hemp and bamboo have the unique ability to regulate body temperature. This means it will keep you warm when it is cold out and cooler when hot. This is ideal for fluctuating seasonal temperatures. Because you can wear your clothing year-round, you’ll save money by not having to buy items for each season!
- Soft and Comfortable
Obviously, you want to be as comfortable as possible when exercising and exploring the great outdoors. You’ll love the soft feel of bamboo and the fact that hemp gets softer with each wash.
- Protection From The Sun
Both bamboo and hemp can help protect your skin from harmful rays. Of course, you still need to wear sunscreen but every bit of protection helps!
Next time you are enjoying the outdoors, have a look around and truly appreciate our planet. If you are looking to update your wardrobe, think about being good to the environment. Check out Effort’s Eco-Essentials for well-made, eco-friendly clothing for all of your outdoor adventures.