Eco fashion is today becoming very popular as people are becoming more environmentally aware of chemicals, pesticides and labourer’s situations in under developing countries. Many of today’s leading stores are beginning to stock eco fashion within its range although the prices of organic materials are still unfortunately high. Always check the labels of any items of eco fashion that you buy which are advertised as eco fashion or organic clothing, to ensure that they have been passed as stated. You can often find a number of good organic stockers of eco fashion on the net. Today you can find all sorts of garments listed under eco fashion from the traditional organic t-shirt to wedding dresses.
Eco fashion is much the same as the conventional clothing range except that the material is organically created such as cotton, hemp and bamboo. Organic clothing is created through natural methods and produced by a workforce who work in good conditions and are paid a reasonable wage. Eco fashion may include dyed fabric but this is produced through either vegetable extracts or natural plant dyes. Conventional clothing is created by using a large amount of pesticides and chemicals, cotton is said to be created using some of the most dangerous chemicals in the world and is the second highest pesticide leaden crop. The top pesticide riddin crop is tobbacco. These chemicals and pesticides often remain on the clothing and are thought to affect the wearer especially at a young age or while in the womb. This is why many new parents are choosing to cloth their child in eco fashion and choose organic for their child.
Makers of conventional clothing are often affected by these pesticides and alternative chemicals and many die as a result each year through poisoning. These chemicals remain in the soil for many years, affecting future crops and the water supply for the local inhabitants. This is why we should all try to buy eco fashion and organically made products to help people in poorer countries and to help those in huge workshops producing conventional clothing at a pittance wage. If you look at organic clothing you will usually find a label such as the Fair Trade sign or some other sign that the material has been passed by the International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movement.