Sustainable Fashion

GOTS Certified Organic Cotton

DO YOU KNOW: It takes 713 gallons of water to make a conventional T-shirt. 713 gallons of water is enough for a person to drink for 900 days.💦

GOTS-Global Organic Textile Standard  Certified Organic Cotton saves 94% of greenhouse gasses and 💦91% of clean water. ☁️Certified GOTS organic cotton is made without toxic chemicals, solvents, heavy metals, and pesticides. It protects the soil and water and energy⚡️  while 👩‍🌾protecting farmers who work the crop! Organic cotton protects our skin, health, the animals and the environment!

Have you tried organic cotton? Once you touch it, you will feel the immediate difference that not only is stronger but it is softer on your skin. Once you try organic cotton, you will never go back to conventional cotton!

Organic cotton:

  • no toxic dyes

  • no toxic pesticides

  • ethically produced

  • no GMOs

  • 91% of water saved

  • 94% of greenhouse gasses saved

  • hypoallergenic 

  • softer

  • durable, higher quality

  • safer for us and the environment

Is Your Clothing Toxic? By Goop
Do you know that big fashion brands are

Do you know that big fashion brands are burning their unsold garments to maintain the prestige of their brand, instead of discounting products and losing prestige? To me, there is nothing about luxury here.👗👕👚🔥

Burberry reported that it had burned $36.8 million worth of clothing and accessories in the previous years and many other brands follow this wasteful practice, including #fastfashion brands.

Only France has finally banned the burning of unsold products. Manufacturers and retailers in France will have to resell, donate, or repurpose all unsold goods! 👏

🙅‍I do not support this practice of burning, so before buying a new item I check the brand's policy. I consider it to be more luxurious to have sustainable and safer manufacturing and practices. 🌿🍃Garments made with GOTS certified fabrics, that don’t allow chemicals, pesticides, save 91% of clean water 💦 and energy! My favorite is @wearpact. ✨

♻And I look to clothing recycling, where you can buy, sell, and trade your clothing as more acceptable options. Places like @Crossroadstrading @buffaloexchange @shopwasteland @greatlabelsla @shop.trove.

Online @tradesy  @poshmark @thredup and at @therealreal, has an amazing service if you are in LA ask for @kristinemillermarks she will come into your home to pick up your clothing! 🛍

🌎I want to see fashion bloggers with millions of followers instead of feeding this process, using their power to influence the brands they are collaborating with, to turn them into more responsible and sustainable. Brands and followers will listen! 💖

💙Yayyy! Legislation has been proposed for a new label in the apparel industry, which would help protect marine life! 
If passed in California, a new label will require disclosing when a garment is made of 50% or more from synthetic fibers! 
This new proposed law targets plastic micro fibers shed from clothing made with synthetic fabrics.
California State Assemblyman Richard Bloom says, “...synthetic fibers are, by count, the single largest contributor to watershed plastic pollution in developed countries and account for a significant portion of plastic waste entering the ocean.” It is suggested the label read, “This garment sheds plastic microfibers when washed, which contributes to marine plastic pollution.” If the governor signs it, the law would take effect January 1, 2020.
A study found about one quarter of the fish sampled in a California market contained plastic!! This is fish that will end up on someone’s plate.
What can we do until then? 
Avoid synthetic materials such as: polyester, acrylic, nylon, rayon, acetate, and spandex. Choose instead GOTS certified material such as cotton, linen, wools, silk, and eco-friendly bamboo, hemps, and ramie (flowering plant). There are so many options now for eco-friendly, beautiful apparel. The choice is up to you!💙​

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👗Fashion Revolution Week is a global community motivated to create a better fashion industry.
After the Rana Plaza factory collapse, on April 24, 2013, Fashion Revolution Week was born to protect human rights and the environment.
Their campaign amplifies the unheard voices across the fashion supply chain, while supporting and exploring innovative and creative solutions.

Some of the fashion industry is responsible for unethical and unsustainable practices:
I don’t support big fashion brands that are 🔥burning their unsold garments to maintain the prestige of their brand, instead of discounting products or giving them away. To me there is nothing about luxury in this practice!
🔥Burberry reported that it had burned $36.8 million worth of clothing and accessories in a year, and many other brands follow this wasteful practice, including #fastfashion brands.
👗🔥According to Business Insider, “Burberry burned $37 million worth of goods to stop them being stolen or sold cheaply.” “Luxury brands including Chanel and Louis Vuitton also burn or destroy unsold stock.”
👚According to the Ellen Macarthur Foundation: “Each year millions of tonnes of clothes are produced, worn, and thrown away.
An estimated USD 500 billion value is lost every year due to clothing being barely worn and rarely recycled.
🚛Every second, the equivalent of one garbage truck of textiles is landfilled or burned.
🐠The fashion industry is one of the major contributors of plastic microfibres entering our oceans. Washing clothes releases half a million tonnes of plastic microfibres into the ocean every year, equivalent to more than 50 billion plastic bottles.”
💚I support the environmental ethical work of @viviennewestwood @stellamccartney and @mylo_unleather and @pinatex and eco initiatives such as @redcarpetgreendress founded by @suzyamiscameron and today we can all see her amazing and inspiring work on the Oscar red carpet!
💚While we demand more transparent fashion practices I am working on updating a list of more responsible clothing brands! Link on my bio shoes by @z_fashion_haus_