HALLAH Tribe! If you observe the development of the current fashion industry, recent fashion trends have been inspired by the surge of environmentally friendly products. Now people are starting to consider buying clothes that possess eco-friendly materials, use of natural dyes, and low-waste manufacturing techniques. If the world’s citizens have thought of better ways to live for the preservation of the earth, why don’t you?
One way to follow the trend is to choose clothes made from environmentally friendly materials. From the label attached to the shirt or pants, you will know the materials used. Then, you can find out how to plant the fabric raw materials, to see how much chemical substances are used in the manufacturing process.
So, to help you follow the current fashion trend, this time we will share the types of environmentally friendly fabrics.
So that you don’t buy clothes made from organic cotton, you can check the GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certificate. If the GOTS label reads “organic grade“, it means that the ingredient contains at least 95 per cent certified organic fibre. However, if the label says “made with organic”, it means that the fabric contains at least 70 percent certified organic fibre.
With the GOTS label, it is ensured that the textile product meets the ecological and social standards set for organic fabrics. From the start of planting and processing, it is environmentally friendly. Producers must pay attention to the norms that apply according to the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Besides being environmentally friendly, did you know that organic cotton is also comfortable and durable! Clothing made from these materials can absorb sweat better and provide space for your skin to breathe. With a natural manufacturing process, organic cotton is also anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. The nature of this organic cotton will prevent you from being smelly.
Finally, researchers in the fashion industry have realized that bamboo can be used as clothing material. And, bamboo doesn’t disappoint! Bamboo fibre is transformed into a soft cloth that can absorb sweat, has antibacterial properties, and is hypoallergenic. Hence, bamboo fabrics are suitable for making baby clothes, sheets and towels.
The sports industry also does not want to be left behind in developing bamboo into clothing such as leggings, socks and underwear. HALLAH also uses bamboo and organic cotton for activewear products. You can use it for yoga, running or training at the gym. These clothes will keep you dry and comfortable even when you perform strenuous activities.
Oh yes, we haven’t discussed yet how bamboo can be an environmentally friendly material. These fabrics come from plants that grow quickly, can be harvested in 2-3 years, do not need fertilizers and pesticides, and can improve soil quality.
Hemp is a type of plant from the cannabis genus that is still “related” to weed/ganja. But don’t think for a second that this plant will make you intoxicated! You see, the content of psychoactive substances in hemp is very little. Hemp has many benefits for the manufacture of environmentally friendly paper, plastics and fabrics.
This is the reason for hemp’s status as an environmentally friendly fabric: it grows fast, does not destroy the soil where it is grown, and does not need pesticides. The manufacturing process can also be done mechanically: just break the stems and extract the fibres manually. Oh yeah, did you know that hemp fibre also breaks down easily!
If you buy clothes from hemp material, you are guaranteed not to lose. Hemp is hypoallergenic and does not irritate the skin. The fibre is also very strong. Hemp fabrics are known for ageing well, so the longer they are used, the softer they are.
What’s your summer style? How about rocking a casual dress made of ivory or grey linen? Besides being comfortable to wear, linen is also environmentally friendly.
Linen is said to be an eco-friendly material because it is made from hemp. This plant uses 13 times fewer pesticides than potatoes. The hemp-to-linen factory also produces little to no waste. And, as long as the linen is not dyed, it is completely biodegradable.
Apart from summer clothing, linen is used for the manufacture of sheets, tablecloths and towels. If the linen is properly taken care of, it can last up to three decades! This means that you can reduce the growth of fashion waste, which is a worryingly increasing trend lately.
It’s great to be stylish with the latest fashion trends. But, you also need to pay attention to natural sustainability. From now on, you must be more diligent in choosing products which has the least impact on our environment.