Day 10. - Clothing...Organic & Hemp!
If you buy new clothing, choose from organic options of cotton or the more durable hemp versions.
Fashion and clothing styles advertised throughout our media are different each year, though the fabric itself is not usually compromised, the idea is that it needs to be replaced since it is no longer in fashion. The whole concept behind fashion is that the manufacturers need you to make regular purchases and that is the only reason that styles change each year. If that isn't insult enough to your eco-mind, then your next step is to consider whether you really need to replace that pair of pants (give to second-hand shop, if so). If you do need something new, look for organic cotton or, better yet, organic hemp...hemp fabrics are much stronger and last longer. Keep in mind that the more locally made the clothes, the better it is for the environment and the economy.
Buy fewer clothes, wear older clothes longer, and, when you do make a purchase, look for quality and timeless fashion ..i.e. a loose-fit pair of jeans. Many less fortunate will wear the clothes worthy of donation, and those clothes not taken to a charity should be turned to rags or recycled. Try to use second-hand clothing when making a purchase for a costume, and be sure to avoid cheaply made, one-use concepts that are designed to be discarded.
Wear clothes longer
Donate seldom-used shoes & clothes that are still in good condition.
Recycle clothes into dirty work clothes, rags or other materials.
Buy durable clothing that is well made and timeless.
Choose organic cotton or hemp and locally manufactured if possible.
Be sure the manufacturer follows eco-minded standards.