Clothing is an external object which is in contact with our skin for a long time and is the closest to our skin. In some sense, the quality of clothing also directly reflects the quality and taste of a person's life, when environmental protection gradually becomes people's healthy life fashion, it starts to be particular about the apparel industry, from being simplified in the 1950s to being diversified in the 21st century, eco-friendly clothing made of environmentally friendly materials is becoming the goal of people's pursuit.
Eco friendly clothing refers to the clothing that can prevent pollution, protect the environment and maintain ecology in the whole process of raw material production, processing, use, and resource recovery. It is not only harmless to the human body but also beneficial to health. There is a strict set of standards for what is considered organic. For example, on the identification of organic cotton, it stipulates that pesticides and chemical fertilizers shall not be used in the organic cotton growing, it must prevent diseases and insect pests by biological methods, mainly using natural farming management, it must be all-natural and zero pollution from seeds to finished products.
Eco friendly garments are of great significance to protect the ecological environment, promote human health and meet people's consumption demand for green environmental protection, therefore it is increasingly popular among people. When fashion design, cutting, and style are all highly conceptualized nowadays, the focus of people's pursuit is no longer the novelty of style and unique fabric, more and more people began to seek the true meaning of nature.
People were used to thinking that clothing and organic, environmentally friendly seemed irrelevant. However, the fact is that many clothing raw materials such as cotton, ramie, etc., during the growing stage, cotton farmers use a large number of pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides, which seriously polluted the environment. In the storage process of cotton and cotton cloth, they used a variety of preservatives, mildew preventive, and moth repellents; Weaving process is also inseparable from oxidant, catalyst, detergent; Various chemical dyes, formaldehyde, and halides have been used in the printing and dyeing process.
According to the statistics from the international federation of organic agriculture movement, for every three kilograms productions of cotton used to make T-shirts and jeans consume about one kilogram of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, however, the cotton-growing which accounts for 3% of the world's agricultural land uses more than 25% of the pesticides used in agriculture worldwide. Therefore, the pesticide residue on cotton is quite high. The human skin and other aspects will be harmed to varying degrees if the human body contacts with the clothing made of this type of cotton too much.
On the other hand, there is also pollution phenomenon from cotton to ready-made clothing. For example, in order to make the cotton(raw cotton color) in yellowish color become pure white, manufacturers will use bleach to treat it. Once you improperly dispose of the chemical carcinogens resulting from that, it will not only pollute the environment but also endanger the worker's health. The environment, cotton farmers, and consumers are deeply harmed by the clothing produced by traditional methods.
Therefore, the concept of eco friendly clothing which is beneficial to human health and the environment gains more and more attention, it finally deduced into a fashion wave. Nowadays the consumers would rather pay more for environmentally friendly and safe products. This concept has already gained acceptance in the fashion industry. An important aesthetic change today is to emphasize more on natural beauty and pay attention to the harmonious relationship between human beings and nature. If a product uses a large number of pesticides and fertilizers in the production process, causing pollution to the soil and groundwater, seriously damaging the ecological environment of the earth, the consumers will still reject it even though it is good, novelty, unique and inexpensive.
You will naturally be asked the questions such as "Where did you buy it?" when you bought one-of-a-kind eco friendly clothing. This is not only the time for you to shine like a diamond, but also it will be your time to educate others. To tell them about your favorite environmentally friendly brands and get people to rethink their shopping habits.