I’ve been reading a lot about the green movement in fashion and all the ways that a fashion line can be eco-friendly. This, people, is not by the use of organic textiles only. There are all sorts of ways that a clothing line can be sustainable. For example, aside from using organic fabrics it can use recycled fabrics, vegan fabrics, have a reduced carbon footprint, support charities, etc.
I’m developing my own clothing line and I would love to be able to develop an eco-chic brand. I’m not sure I’ll be able to do it from the beginning, but while developing and manufacturing it I’ll try to use as sustainable and eco-friendly materials and processes as possible. 🙂
Throughout all my reading I realized that to create the silk that all of us love so much caterpillars life cycles are cut short. This is because the cocoons are boiled in water while the caterpillar is still inside. That broke my heart. I loooove silk, but after reading this I think I love butterflies and all their flying cousins more than the soft fabric.
Not all is doomed for us girls that want to cover our bodies in luxury and still save the world one butterfly at a time. Peace silk, also known as Ahimsa silk, is an eco-conscious way of producing silk. Ahimsa is a Sanskrit term meaning to do no harm. This fabric is created by using empty cocoons left behind by a metamorphosed worm.
I’ve searched the web for pieces that will look as good on you as they are for the Earth.