This is the time when every individual should understand the impact of Fashion Industries on Environment and should shares the same vision for cleaning the society by changing their simple decisions of choosing and buying clothes. You might get surprised to know fashion industries is one of the largest polluters in the world.
And this pollution is not going to increase until and unless we take some steps towards nature.
But for everyone need to respect nature. Nature which is home, your love, your best place of eternal creativity.
Your Cheap Clothes costs Expensive Natural Resources.
You might have heard that fashion industry is one of the largest consumers of water in the world.
Many Countries produce garments that produced untreated toxic wastewaters from textiles factories are dumped directly into the rivers.
All the wastewater is harmful and toxic substance.
And you know what! It cost too much to seas and aquatic life and the health of the millions of people living by those rivers banks.
The contamination also reaches the sea and eventually spreads around the globe.
Ask Question Before Every Purchase
This is the best time when you start asking the question to yourself and be more conscious of your clothing choices.
Start Just some simple questions!
- What happens to the clothing that you dump.
- Why a seller is giving so cheap clothes, is it costing you something more than money?
- And most important who made your clothes?
According to UN survey, a person uses 12.5 textiles per year and even we throw away 8 kilos of the cloth without any infrastructure of recycling. Which means more than 30-35 dresses for women or 40 shirts for women.
That’s huge! And even UN reports suggest that if we don’t take action this no. will increase day by day.
What can be the solution?
If we as an individual can’t take responsibility for the ENVIRONMENTAL Impact it would be better we don’t bring more kids in the generation to suffer.
We certainly talk about the problems, but revolution is possible only when we focus on the solutions.
So, we can do to get more recyclable material or to recycle the fast fashion that we buy each year.
- Donate as much as you can. I have always learnt GIVERS ARE GAINERS. I found donation of your old cloth is not only a charitable act but a very smart way to improve your environment too. Also, it generates a Reuse and Recycling process.
- Choose sustainable clothes. Just the way we love to exclude ugly food and add healthy vegetable which is good for our body! Why don’t we go for some healthy choices of fashion, after all, it’s cost all our mother earth?
- Choose quality over quantity. This is something I have always been taught from childhood, especially from my father. And I had applied to my relationship choices as well as my clothes choice. And it works like a miracle. As the consumers, you are supposed to be a little smarter and have to understand the importance of choosing the right clothes for yourself.
- Mostly wear clothes that are made of organic fibres and natural fibres that do not require or require very lease amount of chemical that can impact the environment.
Green and Glamorous
As a fashion enthusiast, you might imagine yourself in more glamorous or beautiful clothing which I understand completely.
Though, now I always wonder myself more in glamorous, vintage, yet sustainable and greener clothes. I know all this together seems quite hard at one time.
But as the universe says Everything is Possible.
- Buy Consciously!
- Choose well!
- Make it last longer!
Rather than the following the crowd and having unwanted clothes is one of the mistakes we generally commit. I had been a victim of this. But certainly, this is the time when we can change our decision making. Especially after the pandemic when we had so much realization.
Say Yes to Organic Cotton
Certainly, we are quite aware of cotton, although organic cotton is pretty different from normal cotton. Organic Cotton doesn’t have much harm impact on the environment.
The best part is Organic production of the cotton, replenish and maintain soil fertility.
Which not only reduce the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers, and build biologically diverse agriculture.
Also, Organic cotton is grown without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and synthetic fertilizers.
Just like organic Organic Food, organic makeup id good for our body and skin. Similar Organic cotton is good for our clothes and our environment.
In addition to being one of the most widely grown crops in the world, growing conventional cotton is also one of the most chemical-intensive, SO why not replace with Organic Cotton.
Try to adopt Sustainable Fashion Brands Rather than Big Fashion Companies
I know you love, H&M, Zara, Prada, Chanel and much more, After all, they increase your standard and give you some shimmery clothes! In exchange for your big money and your compromise for the environment.
If you ask my 12-year version, I dream to buy the from some of the luxurious stores or Fashion Companies.
Tadhaaa. But not now!
Though nothing is bad in having 80/20 rule. If you share some love for specific designer go but keep them occasional.
It’s better if for our everyday choices we will choose some sustainable brands, or some recycle clothes.
Like Pact, able, thought, Cotton and Ka- Sha, Doodlage from India are some of the sustainable fashion brands that can be a good choice for you. Though you can search for the city or country according to your preference.
Try to shift your choices slowly, make a new wardrobe or just consider this for the next purchasing. and focus on brands which literally care for people, planet and profit.
Afterall small steps lead to big changes.
If you have a story about Impact of Fashion Industries on Environment are someone who loves to advocate about sustainable fashion or a brand who wants to share your story. I would love to know in the comment section below, Every thought matters!