By Laxman Jaiswal, Chairman & MD Ascon Infrastructure Ltd & Promoter of Ascon Natural Product (Eco friendly Textiles)
What we see today all around us is large carbon footprints that our ancestors and we are continually leaving in our environment in the form of carbon emissions, in the form of pollution and depletion of natural resources, etc.
Huge amount of carbon dioxide and other green house gasses are being left into the atmosphere while producing new goods, transport them and finally burn them in the incinerators.
As awareness grows about the imminent catastrophe our environment is facing, an increasing number of people are turning toward eco green living. The use of eco clothing is one aspect of eco green living.
Eco clothing is often made of natural fabric materials that are non toxic and less polluting in their production, use and disposal. Eco-fashion is about making clothes that take into account the environment, the health of consumers and the working conditions of people in the fashion industry. Eco-fashion clothes: are made using organic raw materials, such as Cotton, Linen, Hemp, Bamboo, Lyocell, Alpaca, Organic Wool, Silk. Eco clothing can also be environmentally friendly in other ways. Clothing made from recycled fabric or recycled plastic help to divert fabric and plastic waste away from the landfills and incinerators, by giving them another use.
Recycling or upcycling
Recycling or upcycling is also another means to reduce the pesticides as dyes are very harmful for the environment. Eco friendly clothes are becoming more fashionable, and there is a growing number of brands sprouting out with beautifully designed eco friendly clothes. Even major international designer brands include clothes made with eco friendly fabric in their new design collection. Another way to make clothes eco-friendly is to make them from recycled materials. These days it’s possible to make new polyester fabric by recycling old polyester garments and Recycling uses less energy, producing less pollution. An analysis shows that recycled polyester is a more sustainable fabric than cotton. The greenest choice of all is to reuse and recycle clothing. Recycling reduces waste and energy use, but reusing clothes eliminates waste products altogether.
The easiest way to reusing clothing is by passing on old clothes to new users. Simply shop at a thrift store or use hand-me-downs.
Eco friendly clothes are becoming more fashionable, and there are a growing number of brands sprouting out with beautifully designed eco friendly clothes.
With eco friendly clothing becoming more fashionable and affordable, these clothes are likely to be appearing in more and more wardrobes. You should start considering them too.
Today, there are several ethical fashion brands attempting to address these problems. They pledge to use eco-friendly fabrics and non-toxic dyes while paying their workers a fair wage. Unfortunately, this adds to costs, with higher prices passed down to consumers.
Eco friendly is the future
The future lies in eco friendly fashion and textile and it becomes important that the awareness begins at the grass root with the student community understanding the need to be socially responsible to adopt such practices and mobilising opinion to spread the ethical practices of preserving and promoting the nature for a better future.