What does it mean to be Eco-fabric conscious?
This means being aware of ; the fabric that is intended to be used for a collection, the fabric bought from factories as a production company, the fabric you sell as a distributor.
As a designer, it is important for you to have a knowledge bank of fabrics in order for you to pick the ones that befit the style you want to make.
It is also an amazing thing if you can attest the quality of the material, its advantages and disadvantages as your client begins to wear it, also as it goes on in cycle.
A research from the centre for sustainability and Fashion shows that 30,000 farmers have committed suicide in previous due to the processes involved in cycling cotton.
Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective case, around the seeds of the cotton plants of the genus Gossypium in the mallow family Malvaceae.
Cotton comes from plants of the same name. Its use as a fabric has a long history dating back to prehistoric times, and it remains the most common and widely used fabric today.
Cotton is best for children’s clothing because it is soft, breathable, and lightweight. It is also durable, so it’s perfect for everyday wear and fine either with hand or machine wash.
Cotton fabric is one of the most commonly used types of fabrics in the world. This textile is chemically organic, which means that it does not contain any synthetic compounds. Cotton fabric is derived from the fibers surrounding the seeds of cotton plants, which emerge in a round, fluffy formation once the seeds are mature.
The earliest evidence for the use of cotton fibers in textiles is from the Mehrgarh and Rakhigarhi sites in India, which date to approximately 5000 BC. The Indus Valley Civilization, which spanned the Indian Subcontinent from 3300 to 1300 BC, was able to flourish due to cotton cultivation, which provided the people of this culture with readily available sources of clothing and other textiles.
The environmental aspect of Fashion needs to be taken into more serious consideration as it is of essence to know that every item in our wardrobes comes directly from nature. Every fabric we handle as designers comes from nature. Every element of each garment in wardrobes comes through the processes that comes out of the ground which is why it is important to emphasise the need for people everywhere to have relevant information concerning fabrics and fabrics sourcing as it is a very pivotal aspect in Fashion.
It is just one out of many other fibres turned into fabric that are produced using a very rigorous process and attention is not paid to the environment in which it is being produced and the effect the processes have on our global state. This link here directs you to a guide that helps you know eco-friendly fabrics.
Being Eco-Fabric conscious also entail keeping clothes in cycle till they aren’t wearable anymore. This means that instead of disposing clothes you do not have interest in anymore, it is advisable to give them out or thrift them to a store, that way you are practicing sustainable fashion.