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Greener Choices Blog Series: Make Old Clothes New Clothes!

Due to popular demand, we are running a series of blog posts based on our recent 30 Days of Greener Choices Challenge! Today’s is Day 12…

One of the themes we examined in our challenge was, “Green your Style,” looking at ways to make our clothing more sustainable and eco friendly. From farmers markets and strolls in the park, to drinks on the town and arts and culture events, we have a lot of chances to show that the colour of any season is always green!

 

We all have them, clothes in our closet that we don’t wear, don’t give away, or just aren’t sure what to do with. That sweater that itches too much, or does fit right can be transformed into your very own circle scarf – no sewing required! The sleeves can be made into cute boot socks too! You can also turn an old t-shirt into a cute workout tank without sewing a stitch! Feeling ambitious? Handy with a needle and thread? Why not try a DIY military top refashion, or try your hand at making some chic sandals? You can also check out 10 DIY fashion projects, here!

 

Transforming your old clothes to new clothes is a greener choice that we love for many reasons. Firstly, did you know that cotton is one of the most polluting crops on the planet? Cotton soaks up 10% of the world’s pesticides and 25% of its insecticides. Leather tanneries are also behind some of the worst cases of groundwater pollution in India’s history, spilling arsenic, mercury, lead, and hexavalent chromium into local water supplies. Finally, synthetic fabrics can be harmful too. Nylon manufacturing creates nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas 300 times more potent than Carbon Dioxide, and polyester manufacturing is also very chemical and water intensive.

 

This infographic is a also great visual guide on how eco-fashion is becoming more mainstream!

 

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Photo credit Bamboo Ki

If you’re looking for an investment piece, and in the market for buying something new – take a look at the sustainable fashion on modavanti.com. Do you have a favourite source for sustainable fashion?

There are many other ways to green your style and tons more environmental benefits for our planet. What will you do to recycle your clothes? Do you have a success story from a DIY project or piece of advice to share? Comment below and let us know how you’re greening your fashion!

 

 

 

Greener Choices Series: Make Your Own Toiletries!

Due to popular demand, we are running a series of blog posts based on our recent 30 Days of Greener Choices Challenge! Today’s is Day 7…

We adore helping people make greener choices and live greener lives! This greener choice shifts the focus inwards and encourages you to green yourself by making your own toiletries!

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The Many Benefits of Tamanu Oil

Discover The Sacred Secret of the South Pacific

When a culture designates a plant as sacred, usually this means that there really is something special about it – we’ve seen this with chia and the Aztecs, cacao and the Mayans, and neem was considered sacred amongst ancient peoples of India. The Ati tree, considered sacred amongst indigenous people of Polynesia and tropical regions of South East Asia is another very special plant, and from that plant comes the amazing oil of Tamanu.

 

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