We ask ourselves these questions daily, but do we also ask the most important question; “what’s safe to wear?”
When it comes to clothing do you know what’s in your garment? Synthetics and man-made fibers such as polyester, nylon, acrylics and rayon are awash with chemicals. But you could have guessed that. Did you know that even cotton, which is a natural fiber, is grown in fields heavily drenched in pesticides and insecticides?
Every stage (except for the spinning process) of conventional garment manufacturing relies heavily on chemicals, many of which are toxic.
You can buy clothing made of the finest natural organic fibers, but if they’ve gone through this process you liver is working very hard to keep you healthy.
The good news is more manufacturers are using organic and eco-friendly processes to manufacture natural fiber organic clothing such as organic cotton, hemp, and bamboo. It's good for the environment, which means it's good for all of us.
But is it stylish? We’ll keep you posted on what’s news and highlight websites that offer eco-friendly services and programs.
Environmentally Friendly Designers
a young designer who believes women do not have to sacrifice style to be green. Her creations are daring as well as eco-friendly.
is a website with great creative ideas about renewables. The focus at HauteNature is on innovative methods of harnessing the earths resources without waste.
is a Fair Trade clothing company that seeks to support vulnerable communities and provide you with beautiful clothing that is earth conscious. Spanish designer Nieves Ruiz doesn’t skimp on style.
Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) is an international verification initiative dedicated to enhancing workers’ lives all over the world. If you go to their website you will find valuable information about companies dedicated to a better planet.
time to get the word out about designers who are earth conscious. If you have a favorite fashion designer that you would like to see in the spot light. Give us their name and website info. in the form below. We will spread the fashion word and help the planet.
Have you ever wondered why certain colors make you feel certain ways? Black has a slimming effect on the eye and is the reason a little black dress is a staple in most closets around the world. Red is alluring and sexy, while yellow is happy and youthful. Others can see how we perceive ourselves simply by observing the colors we wear. Your style can say different things to different people however, and the colors we choose if we are smart can make or break the day.
Knowing the ins and outs of a good working wardrobe is essential for everyone. Do you know what your wardrobe is saying about you? I found a great website that focuses on "Winning Colors". A color analysis can turn "feel good" items into "looking good" items. And anytime shopping is involved, I'm excited.