A new school year is the perfect excuse to fill your wardrobe with sustainable fashion choices!
If you want to help keep pollutants and trash out of our environment, follow these tips:
- Look for recycled materials. Materials such as recycled polyester and wool are great for the environment. These materials are made from plastic bottles and scrap fabrics–items that would otherwise end up in a landfill or the ocean. Plus, recycled materials don’t require the water and energy associated with producing non-recycled materials!
- Choose organic cotton. Organic cotton is grown without harmful pesticides or chemicals, which can end up in the air and water and harm both animals and humans.
- Avoid acrylic and rayon. A lot of chemicals are used to make acrylic and rayon, and these chemicals can be toxic to humans and animals. Producing these materials also requires a lot of water and energy. Once these materials are used and thrown away, they are very difficult to recycle.
- Donate your clothes. By donating your clothes, you not only make more room in your closet, but you also reduce the need for more materials and energy that are used in clothing production. Want to take it one step further? Buy your new clothes from a thrift or consignment shop!
Learn about other simple changes you can make to reduce waste and help the environment!