It’s Earth Month, so let’s talk about sustainable fashion! Concerns surrounding environmental consumer consumption have increased in recent decades, with a noticeable push once COVID-19 went into full swing and supply chains seemed to fumble and crash. Waste concerns have been identified for years, but it’s time to do better instead of just talking about it. Studies show the leading factor in environmental pollution is manufacturer and production waste. It’s evident that consumers are interested in sustainable practices, but it often stops there. So, how do you help? By shopping at businesses that support or create sustainable products, consumers can impact the environment positively. It is possible to shop responsibly, and a little education on the matter goes a long way.
Products available within the sustainable market have grown by over 40% in recent years, so making sustainable decisions is no longer a difficult decision to make but more so a conscious choice.
Mood Fabrics recently launched MoodEarth, which is available to offer sustainable fabrics choices for our customers. Fabrics featured here fall into certifications listed below. At Mood, we encourage product transparency and informed purchasing decisions.
What Does It Mean to be MoodEarth Certified?
BCI production uses an organic approach for producing cotton that reduces the use of harmful pesticides and fertilizer. This allows the cotton industry and those employed to thrive while reducing the environmental footprint of cotton farming.
Producers with products that have earned a Green Shirt Ranking have been audited and assessed to prove that they have/are making efforts towards sustainability in their wood and pulp sourcing.
ECOVERO is a brand recognized for its eco-friendly alternative to regular viscose. ECOVERO produces significantly less water and C02 emissions compared to regular viscose to contribute to a cleaner and more sustainable environment.
Products that are OEKO-TEX certified undergo rigorous testing from raw materials to finished products. Products OEKO-TEX certified are proven to minimize harm to the environment and human health.
Organic Fibers are grown with the use of harmful pesticides and fertilizers do not negatively impact the soil or the eater runoff. This helps provide a cleaner environment for plants, animals, and humans to thrive in.
Recycled Fibers and Fabrics give new life to items like plastic bottles, papers, or textiles scraps that are otherwise landfill bound. Recycled textiles combine fabric science and technology for a more sustainable environment.
We can all make small adjustments to contribute to a better environment, especially in the fashion industry. What fashion practices could you adopt in your everyday life for the sake of sustainability? Leave a comment below!