When it comes to your choice of apparel, you need to start thinking way past the looks. What you actually need to do is consider the material, manufacturing, and many other factors that go into it. You see, for a lot of people, the choice of apparel is more of a lifestyle choice than anything else. So, when “choosing a lifestyle”, make sure that you focus on all those factors that really, really matter. For starters, you need to start checking if the clothes that you’re buying are eco-friendly. Why? Well, there’s a plethora of reasons and here are some of the most compelling ones.
1. Supporting a cause
When you come to think about it, your choice of clothes is, in a way, a fashion statement. Why not take this one step further and start supporting an actual cause? By switching to eco-friendly clothes you’ll reduce the number of pesticides released into the environment and show some support for animal rights. Other than this, you’ll reduce the amount of toxic waste that’s released into the ocean. These two things alone allow you to take a moral high ground, which is something that you definitely can’t underestimate.
2. Higher quality
The next reason why you might want to opt for clothes of eco-friendly origin is due to the fact that they’re of a much higher quality. This is especially true when it comes to clothing items that are sensitive and hard to wash. By investing in eco-friendly clothing, you’ll get your hands on something that will stay new-looking for a lot of time. Stains will be easier to remove and the clothing itself will be more durable and easier to wash. Sure, the cost will be somewhat steeper, however, due to the fact that your clothing will last longer, the cost-effectiveness of the purchase is more than clear.
3. Better for your health
Another thing worth mentioning, when it comes to eco-friendly clothing is the fact that they’re much better for your skin. You see, they’re less likely to contain allergens and irritate your skin. For instance, a g string made from natural fibers will feel more comfortable to wear and won’t irritate your most sensitive parts. This is also something that you have to keep in mind when choosing underwear and similar clothing items. Needless to say, this may have an effect on your life both in the short- and long-term.
4. They’re unique
One more thing you need to understand is the fact that traditional clothes usually get massively produced from low-cost materials. This means that the number of these materials on the market tends to be fairly high, seeing as how A) it’s incredibly easy and B) the cost of materials and production is fairly low. Sure, we’ve already mentioned that eco-friendly clothes are more expensive, however, this is just due to the fact that their production process is greener (and, therefore, eco-friendlier). Also, there’s a finite number of eco-friendly raw materials, which makes them harder to acquire. To you as a consumer, this means that every item you wear is completely unique.
5. You’ll make a difference
One of the reasons why wearing eco-friendly clothes makes so much of a difference is because it makes you make a lot bigger difference than you would initially expect. First of all, you’ll stop supporting the industry that’s supporting all of this pollution. Second, you’ll send a strong message to your audience. You see, if you’re wearing an eco-friendly piece of clothing and another person compliments you on the texture or the visuals, you have a chance to promote the cause, thus acting as a brand ambassador. Previously, we’ve talked about making a statement, however, this is just the tip of the iceberg of all the options that you have available.
6. It can be budget-friendly
A lot of people see eco-friendly clothes as something expensive or extravagant, however, it can also be quite budget-friendly. Why? Well, mostly because you don’t have to go for high-end eco-friendly brands or make your entire outfit eco-friendly. Sure, if you had the will and the resources to do so, this would be great, however, even if this is not the case, just having one eco-friendly item in your inventory is infinite times better than a total absence of eco-friendly items in your wardrobe.
The very last thing you need to understand is the fact that forcing yourself to do such a thing isn’t necessarily the way to go. This only works if you do it of your own volition and if you understand all the benefits that you’re accessing by doing this. You see, the thing here is the fact that your eco-friendly clothes are quite crucial for your impact on the environment and may represent a vital part of your moral responsibility as the inhabitant of this world. So, try to put some work and research into your shopping habits.