Friday, December 7, 2012

Green Clothing

By: Patrick Prince

Green clothing, why is important to know what your clothing is made out of and why is it important for people to know more about sastainable and green clothing, and how it could effect you down the line.
The only thing that most people know about clothing is how it looks and fits and if it is in style. I know the complete brake down because I have started and operated my own clothing line, for the last 3 years. It takes manufacturing, marketing, strategies and business knowledge to compete or brake into the Industry. The biggest mistake the we make as human beings is not taking the time out of your day and actually understanding where something is made and how it is produced and how it could effect you in the future.

The Eco Fabrics
Here’s a list of eco-friendly fibers that can help you lower your footprint, and your local community and end overseas jobs.
            Hemp - An amazing natural fiber. Some say hemp could have 25,000 uses. Hemp provides enormous benefit to the natural environment. This is true when used in products and when growing the hemp plant.
           Jute - Similar to hemp, jute is a type of vegetable fiber used for thousands of years, with outstanding potential for the future.
                Ingeo - Trademark for a man-made fiber derived from corn.
                Calico - Fabric made from unbleached cotton. Also referred to as muslin.
                Hessian Cloth - Coarse woven fabric made from jute or hemp.
                Organic cotton - Cotton grown organically (without pesticides etc)
                Recycled Polyester - Polyester created from used polyester garments.
                Bamboo Fiber - Bamboo fabric is very comfortable and 100% biodegradable.
                Tencel® - Brand name for a biodegradable fabric made from wood pulp cellulose.
                Ramie - Ramie fibers are one of the strongest natural fibers. Ramie can be up to 8 times stronger than cotton, and is even stronger when wet.
Organic Wool - Organic wool is wool that has been produced in a way that
Growing Bamboo
Here are some environmental facts about growing bamboo plants:
                Bamboo plants can grow successfully without any fertilizers or pesticides.
                Bamboo grows extremely fast - it’s the fastest growing plant on the planet. Bamboo has been known to grow 3 - 4 feet per day.
                Bamboo doesn’t require a lot of water to grow.
                Bamboo is a very hardy plant - it can survive drought conditions and flood conditions.
                Bamboo plants release lots of oxygen into the air. A grove of bamboo release 35% more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees.
                Bamboo is a very earth friendly plant. It can reduce soil erosion and determination. It can actually improve soil quality in degraded and eroded areas.


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