Professional women today are more informed than ever before, and they are concerned not just with the quality of their clothes but also with the whole supply chain, manufacturing methods, and product afterlife after they have purchased them.
They are highly convinced that a particular hangtag with the term “sustainable” on it does not always imply that the store used environmentally friendly manufacturing methods to create the item.
One of the most egregious offenders in the fashion business is “fast fashion,” which refers to clothing produced at a low cost to satisfy demands for the latest fashion trends. Unfortunately, fast fashion puts the planet’s future in jeopardy.
Here at Monkey Prints, we provide clothing pieces that are not wasteful. Moreover, we reuse old fabrics or upcycle clothing pieces.
Different Fabrics and Their Sustainability
Although cotton is made from natural fibers, it is spun into yarn and then weaved into textile products. Therefore, it is not entirely sustainable, and manufacturing needs a lot of water. Also, harmful pesticides are used and the fabric wears down easily.
The best sustainable fabrics that are a great alternative to cotton include recycled cotton, organic cotton, and bamboo.
2. Leather and Wool
Both of these fabrics act as great insulators and they are recyclable, biodegradable, and long-lasting. However, they are gotten from animals and they can have an impact on their production. Great alternatives to this include recycled leather and wood as well as vegan alternatives.
Polyester is a man-made material and its production can be harmful to the environment. Sustainable alternatives for this material include recycled polyester and biobased polyester.