’Tis time to navigate through ethical fashion choices!!
Today, a large number of brands are weaving their entire collections around organic clothing. They are environment-friendly and created using different sustainable techniques and fabrics. Nonetheless, in terms aesthetics, they are very stylish and on-point.
That being said, here are a few things that you can do to support an eco-friendly fashion movement, of course apart from buying all-natural clothing and stuffs. These little efforts not only have a positive impact on the environment but also on the manufacturers involved in the production of these labels.
Choice of Fabrics Matter
Organic clothing derives its source from cotton. Organic cotton not only requires less water but also relatively fewer amounts of chemicals. On the other hand, vegan silks are gaining ground recently, because traditional silk-producing techniques are raising questions about boiling silkworms for thread production. Also, handspun Khadi is being revived by several fashion stalwarts, along with bamboo and recycled fabrics, which are being preferred over conventional synthetics.
Show Your Support for Fair-Trade and Indigenous Craftsmen
It’s no brainer, India is home to numerous handlooms and fair-trade organizations, out of which many are in a dwindling state. These artisans are for generations into this trade of handiwork, but now they are kind of losing their prominence, thus needs strong patronage and our support to function like before. Traditional crafts, like Lambani, Chikankari, Kalamkari and Kutch Embroidery are our pride, and they need to be preserved. Fortunately, a lot of young shoppers are nowadays ditching notable brands’ pricey offerings for handlooms and traditional artworks, which are being revived by local, conscious fashion designers and houses.
Strictly Denounce Labor Exploitation
Cheap clothing is good for wallet but it imposes a bigger human cost. If you follow the news, in 2013, Rana Plaza in Bangladesh bore the brunt of labor exploitation when it collapsed in a heap, owing to exploitative and strenuous working conditions. In total, 1134 people died, all of whom worked for international clothing brands.
Key Takeaway: never invest on a brand, no matter how much you are into their creations, that is always on the news for its exploitative nature of work. Workers safety is of prime concern, and brands that give up on ensuring basic safety to their workers should be left aside.
Get to Know Who Made Your Clothes
Obviously, after discussing worker’s safety, it’s time to know them better. Remember, for sustainable fashion, not always the money matters – countless numbers of luxury products aren’t always organic in make, nonetheless many non-expensive products are found to be environmental-friendly. Thus, never forget to check ‘who made my clothes’ details of the brand before indulging in shopping. Being the consumer, you gave the right to know who has made your clothes and through what method. So, use it well!
As you are still here, it means you are somehow a patron of organic clothing. Even if not, a little bit of information won’t hurt, right!
Right from its roots, MyRoots Desi is a true labor of love and perseverance. Exhibiting a rich collection that speaks of volumes of aesthetic and artistic depth, the brand is a connoisseur of affordable organic clothing.
Check out our new collection of men’s designer Khadi kurtas: they are flying off like hot cakes. Have you shopped for your look yet?