Eco-friendly or natural fiber clothing is one of the hottest trends in the world of fashion. Eco fashion, also called as sustainable fashion, is about making the clothes that take into account the health of consumers,the environment and the working conditions of people in the fashion universe.Eco friendly clothes are made of organic materials like silk made by worms that feed on organic trees and cotton grown without pesticides.
They are often made from reused and recycled textiles. They don't involve the use of bleaches or harmful chemicals to color fabrics. And most importantly, eco-friendly clothes are made to last, so that people can keep them for longer.
Now, what separates eco-friendly fashion from ordinary fashion? There are some elements which turns a great attire into an eco-friendly one and they are as below :
Organic Materials :- Clothing made from mostly all organic materials is usually considered as an eco fashion. The style of clothing made from organic fabric material can range from outdoor apparel, activewear and sleepwear to the latest in haute couture.
Sustainable Materials :-With organic materials, sustainable material is also an important element of eco fashion. If the material used in a garment is not organic, it can be sustainable material which means it's produced from a crop which can be replanted without damaging the eco system.
Healthy and plant-based dyes :-The dyes used in the clothing also matter to eco-fashion. If the dyes used are heavy metal based, synthetic or dangerous to the earth, the clothing makers and the wearer, the organic materials can become less eco-friendly. Choosing clothing that is dyed with natural, healthy and plant-based dyes means less toxic exposure for the clothing makers, for the earth and less irritation for the consumer.
Free trade practices :-The way the clothing is manufactured and sold is yet another element of eco fashion. If the working conditions are hazardous and substandard, or if the clothing makers are not paid a livable wage, the clothing fails the free trade practices test. It means the good clothing made form organic fabrics may not be a real eco fashion if the workers are paid only pennies for their work or if they are children.
There is a perception among many people that eco-friendly fashion translates into scratchy, shapeless and unattractive. But some young incredible stylists from fashion industry are working hard to overcome that image and bring us great looks in eco-friendly materials.