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Published on October 22nd, 2007 | by Stephanie Evans


Sustainable Clothing

If you’re concerned about making a minimal impact on the environment, you know that there is more to sustainable living than your energy and transportation choices!  As we take steps toward sustainable living, our awareness increases to include many areas and aspects of our lives from our entertainment choices to the type of socks we pick.  As you shop for sustainable clothing, keep these things in mind:

  • Look for garments made with recycled material.  It may seem odd, but some of the man-made materials are actually more commonly recycled because they are incredibly sturdy.
  • Avoid cotton material that isn’t either recycled or organic.  Cotton is not a very green crop if it isn’t grown organically because of issues surrounding extensive pesticide use and fair trade labor practices.
  • Consider shopping for used clothing in high-end thrift shops—clothing that is already made doesn’t waste resources.

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