Filed under: Green, Tip of the Day
When it comes to the environment, I like to think that I do my part. I recycle, take mass transit when I can, and turn off the water when I brush my teeth. I’m good like that.
And with Earth Day rapidly approaching, it got me thinking about the industry and how some people, despite the perception that it can pricey, are really making an effort to sell “green” products. In fact, this month’s Wearables University (in Wearables magazine) has a great little fabric tutorial on the five benefits of selling eco-friendly apparel. Check this edition out now, and in the meantime here are the five benefits:
- Absorbent and airy: Bamboo, hemp and organic cotton fabrics breathe, helping the body to cool naturally. These fabrics also absorb moisture and wick away perspiration from the body. Quite simply, they are nature’s performance fabrications.
- Hypoallergenic: Because organic fabrics are made from crops without the use of chemicals, they’re better for babies, children or adults with sensitive skin. Some eco-friendly fabrics (such as bamboo and hemp) even deter bacterial growth.
- Soft hand: Organic cottons and silky bamboo fabrications are extremely soft and pleasant to wear. Hemp gains a lovely hand after several washings, much like a well-loved linen.
- Sun protection: Some eco-friendly fabrics, like those made of bamboo and hemp, are naturally UV-resistant.
- Strength: Consider the durability and tensile strength of hemp, which has been used in rope and ship sails to withstand wear and the elements.