Most clothing fabrics use heavy chemicals and pesticides (yuck). Do you really want to walk around in a T-shirt drenched in chlordane while releasing gross chemicals into the environment? If not, look for these eco-friendly alternatives.
- Organic Cotton. This normal cotton is grown without the use of dangerous chemicals.
- Soy Silk. Soy silk is made from the byproducts of tofu-making. For all of you soy-eating lovers out there, this is the fabric for you.
- Flax Linen. No pesticides or insecticides= the perfect alternative.
- Bamboo. This grass grows rapidly so new bamboo quickly sprouts up to replace the plants we take. Bamboo is also biodegradable. (Bonus!)
- Organic Wool. Organic wool ensures that the sheep are healthy and well-treated (woot woot).
- Hessian Cloth (Burlap). Made from plants like jute and hemp, burlap is perfect for bags because of its breathability and durability.
- Cork. It is a super great alternative to leather. It looks like the real deal, without all of the animal slaughtering.
- Fortrel™ Ecospun. This is polyester made from recycled glass bottles that is turned into fleece. Exchange that synthetic fleece winter jacket for one of these!
- Tencel. This biodegradable alternative is made from wood pulp (no trees are harmed in the making). Tencel requires little processing and no harmful chemicals.
- Hemp. All hemp needs is rainwater to grow. It is also extremely durable, so it will last a long time.
- Ingeo™ Corn Fiber. Ingeo is created by using the sugars and starches from corn.
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