For people not directly involved in the industry, it may be easy to not think about fabric deeply. Many people probably don't. But, what if we did? What if we really started thinking about how the elements in certain fabric can be affecting our environment and ourselves. We could make our world cleaner, safer, and protect our bodies from chemicals we are ingesting - a good … [Read more...] about Say NO to Polyester
Lets start off at the root, what is "fair trade"? In short, it is the commitment to provide fairness among all consumers and businesses. This pact ensures all individuals involved in creating, manufacturing, shipping, and consuming the product all pay or are paid a fair wage, have a safe workplace, and practice environmentally ethical methods. This is not new, but now more then … [Read more...] about “Fair Trade” Clothing
Many may think of "fast fashion" as clothing that one can get quickly, for cheap, and easy for someone to manufacture. While all of this may true, how often do we take a step back and look at the negative effects fast fashion has on our health? The truth, not enough. It is recorded that "each year fast fashion uses 93 billion cubic meters of water, this meets the consumption … [Read more...] about How is Fast Fashion Effecting People’s Health?
On National Textile Day it seems appropriate to note that 80 years ago, nylon fiber was a new invention on exhibit at the 1939 World’s Fair. In short order, fiber manufacturers and famous designers from DuPont to Dior, invested in research, design, and marketing talent to reach the consumer with the many applications of the new product. Glossy advertising pages promoted … [Read more...] about NATIONAL TEXTILE DAY