We are living in very troubling times with COVID-19. The world is a different place right now. Self-isolating, stay at home orders and business shut-downs are just a few things that are causing anxiety and stress. We all need to be selective about what news we watch and try find something encouraging every day to keep our positive mental health. Do things you enjoy such as walking, yoga, meditating, watching tv, reading a book and most importantly keeping in touch with friends and family. Try to take your mind off the negative.
Take this time to reflect on what you can do to make a change in the future once things are back to a new normal. One positive thing that has resulted from COVID-19 is that emissions have dropped significantly leading the better air and water quality. Think about what you can to do to decrease your carbon footprint.
There are several ways but one I may suggest is reducing the excessive consumerism that many have become accustomed to. As you sit in your home, take stock of what you really need. I think a lot of us have realized we don’t need what we think we do. When it comes to fashion, we mindlessly buy the latest trends and don’t give much consideration to where our clothing comes from. The fashion industry is known to be one of the leading causes of harmful carbon emissions. This is the time to switch our thinking. We need to be purchasing quality clothing that is eco-friendly and biodegradable. We need to buy quality over quantity.
Cheap synthetic fabrics such as polyester and nylon release plastic microfibers into our water and soil every time they are washed. These disposable fashions end up in our land fill and are not biodegradable.
On the other hand, natural fabrics such as bamboo, hemp and organic cotton are much more eco-friendly. These fabrics produce in quality clothing that is much more durable than synthetic. This means your clothing will last longer and you will spend less in the long run. Producing hemp, bamboo and organic cotton is much more environmentally friendly too. They require no pesticides and when you do discard of them, they will biodegrade.
Now is the time to make a change. Go through your closet and see what you can get rid of. Take some time to research. Let me share with you a Canadian based manufacturer of eco-friendly clothing with fashion forward styles for both men and women.
While you’re sitting on your couch, why not look into Efforts Eco-Essentials www.eco-essentials.com, an environmentally conscious company that is committed to helping consumers make eco-friendly choices.
Let’s do our part to keep one positive thing going from this difficult time. Reducing your carbon footprint can start right in your closet.