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!💙​