Eco-Friendly Fashion? Yes!
Can the fashion conscious be green too? Of course! When people think of fashion, more often than not, they do not think about the implications that it has on the environment. However, eco-friendly fashion, sometimes called sustainable fashion has come to the rescue. Such clothing is created and produced with consideration to the environment and the social impact it might have throughout its total lifespan, including its total carbon footprint.
Unfortunately, eco-friendly fashion might put a strain on a fashionista's budget. Because of the many intricacies involved in making this type of clothing, the price tends to be extremely high. Factors to take into consideration when thinking about the high cost of eco-friendly fashion include the labour involved and the quality of fabric used.
Quality of fabric:
Organic – This is more time consuming, thus, this increases the price of the fibre.
Recycled – Quality recycled materials are getting harder to source, therefore, the demand is higher and the price is hiked.
Other fibres such as bamboo and hemp – These fibres are not farmed widely, and as a result, they are not easy to buy in bulk. Because they’re a scarce commodity, they’re expensive.
The great news about eco-friendly fashion is that style is never compromised. Fashionistas need not be afraid of wearing monstrous looking clothing in the name of sustainability. The only difference is that by wearing eco-friendly fashion, you’re doing great justice to your surroundings.
There are great fashion designers who are environmentally conscious, and their pieces are simply amazing. These designers work really hard to produce clothing for the growing clientèle of fashionistas who think green. Here are some fierce, green designers:
C. Marchuska – The designer’s motto is “Sophisticated. Sustainable. Chic.” What a perfect way to put it!
Doie - Doie was born from the idea that it is possible to be stylish and comfortable while still helping to protect the environment.
Indigenous Designs - The Indigenous clothing line reflects a commitment to sustainability and socially responsible actions.
With eco-friendly fashion stamping its authority in the international industry, we at Kurama Magazine whole-heartedly hope that Caribbean people take notice and do the same on a larger scale. There’s nothing sexier than a stylish woman who cares about the environment as well.