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One of the simplest way to switch to a sustainable wardrobe is to identify the fabrics that fall in the slow line. So, here, we broke down for you, most commonly spoken about fabrics in sustainable fashion.
A few fabrics that will green your wardrobe today:
It is one of the most affordable natural fibres and is second only to cotton in amount produced and variety of uses. Since it is so inexpensive to grow, it is also an ideal fabric for fair trade initiatives.
Jute can be grown without the use of chemical fertilizers or irrigation and so, is good for the land and a profitable crop for farmers working on marginal lands.
Bamboo fabric is a natural textile made from the pulp of bamboo grass. It grows quickly, needs no chemicals or irrigation and hence is one of the most sustainable plants.
Bamboo is also extremely breathable and is similar to silk in its softness.
Organic cotton is produced without toxic chemicals. It utilises upto 64% less energy to produce when compared to regular cotton. Combined with water conservation, this results in massive overall reduction in resource usage.
Not only does organic cotton feel good on the skin, but is also far more durable than regular cotton.
Pure hemp has a texture similar to linen. It can be grown quickly, without chemicals and with very less water, making it an ideal fibre to cultivate cheaply and organically, even on marginal lands.
Though it is a tad bit sturdy in the beginning, linen gets softer and better with every wash. Also, it has the power to absorb and release water quickly.