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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!

 

eco-fashion-becoming-mainstream

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!

 

 

 

The Zen of Ethical Clothing

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Salts Clothing believes there are three big problems with todays fashion industry:

  • sweatshop labour
  • fabrics that are toxic to you and the environment
  • models that don’t represent real women

Designer Jennifer Graham is on a mission to change all that with a new collection from Salts Clothing.  The collection is ethically produced, made with certified ecofriendly materials and is body type inclusive calling on women to nurture their bodies no matter what the shape.

 

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Eco Fall Styles for Kids!

The ethicalDeal team welcomes eco-fashion expert and new guest blogger Angela Moorer to the team! Today she brings us adorable eco-friendly fall styles for kids.

Adorable outfit for the green child.

 

Want to purchase clothes for your kiddos that will make you feel good, too? Believe 
it or not, cute, eco-friendly and ethical clothing for kids does exist!

Sure, kids get dirty. A lot. They also grow through clothes like crazy. But that’s no
 reason to sacrifice the quality or the integrity of the way their clothing is made.
 Investing in eco-friendly clothing for your little ones is not only good for the 
environment, it’s good for them too! For example, choosing clothing made from
 organic cotton means avoiding absorbing the poisonous chemicals that go in
to the making of non-organic cotton. Buying eco-friendly also implants the idea of
 being green into your kids’ minds at an early age. Tell them where 
their clothing came from, what it’s made of and why it matters. Before long, the 
issue of the environmental health will be something important to them too.

 

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