For the past 30 years, every New Years Resolution has been to eat healthier, go to the gym more and to lose weight. As I get older, I feel like I need to do more. This year I thought I’d be more eco-friendly and make an effort to become a better fashion consumer.
I am going to shop more consciously; buy less but when I do purchase, I want it to be from a company that is dedicated to making sustainable and ethical clothing.
In the past, I didn’t really pay attention to the material my clothing was made from. Recent research has shown me just how bad certain fabrics are. Polyester is the one of the main materials used to manufacture clothing. It is a synthetic material made from petroleum, a byproduct of processing oil. Obviously, the processing of fossil fuels is very high on the list of things destroying our environment.
I’ve heard more and more people talking about hemp, so I thought I’d look into it. Here’s what I found and why I am making the switch:
1. Hemp requires little water to grow.
2. Hemp can be grown with little or no pesticides and insecticides.
3. Hemp is efficient to grow, taking up less land space than other options such as cotton.
4. Hemp has a deep root system that helps to prevent soil erosion, removes toxins, provides a disease break, and aerates the soil to the benefit of future crops.
5. Hemp is very durable meaning clothing lasts longer.
These facts alone are enough to make me switch materials, but after wearing hemp I realize just how soft and comfortable it really is.
Happy New Year to you all and I hope more of you will join me in making an effort to leave our planet a cleaner place.
This post was written by blog writer and Effort’s Eco-Essentials fan Kelly Arp. Effort’s Eco-Essentials has been providing high quality eco-friendly and sustainable clothing for more than 20 years. You can easily order online at www.eco-essentials.com, and if you have any questions feel free to call us at (866) 391-8601.