Today’s younger generation is leading the charge on climate change. Kids are walking out of class to march in the streets and demand action. They are looking to the future and the future looks bleak. They are fighting for sustainability and environmental responsibility. They are fighting to save the earth.
The fashion industry is known to be one of the largest causes of pollution, the 2nd most polluting industry worldwide. Synthetic clothing (rayon, polyester, and nylon) is having a devasting effect on our environment. It is filling our landfills that will take hundreds of years to biodegrade. When washed, tiny micro-fibres break free and infiltrate our water supply. Stores like Forever 21 and Zara are collapsing in large part because of their fast fashion. Disposable clothing is no longer in fashion! The youth of today are wise and looking for alternatives. They want clothing that is durable, biodegradable and actually good for the planet. They want slow fashion.
Slow fashion is clothing that is built to last and is good to people, animals and the earth. Hemp can be the fashion industry’s future for creating the sustainable clothing that the younger generation is now searching for. More brands are utilizing hemp in their fashions. Why? Here are a few reasons;
- Hemp fabric is strong and durable meaning clothing lasts longer
- Hemp clothing is biodegradable
- Hemp clothing does not stretch out and lose its shape
- Hemp clothing is antimicrobial and odor resistant meaning you don’t have to wash it as much (saves water)
- Hemp requires little water to grow
- Hemp plants remove carbon from the atmosphere
- Hemp plants absorb heavy metals and toxins from the soil
- Hemp doesn’t require pesticides or fertilizer to grow
As you can see, hemp can be very beneficial for the environment. Consumers really need to focus on reducing their carbon footprint. This means purchasing less and buying higher quality items. Choosing slow fashion and clothing made from hemp will reduce the negative impact that the fashion industry is having on our planet. Let’s all make more environmentally conscious choices to save the earth and improve the future of our youth.
Efforts Eco Essentials has a wide variety of hemp and bamboo clothing styles to choose from for both men and women at very reasonable prices. They also have the fabrics for sale as well, and they will ship anywhere in North America.
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