By Jon Fisher, The Nature Conservancy
Finding “eco-friendly” clothing can be tough, especially trying to sort out which of the many “green” claims on labels hold up. For consumers looking to make greener clothing choices, there’s some good news and bad news.
Let’s start with the bad news first: there are few if any really clear easy wins for which types of clothes are the best. Organic cotton, hemp, bamboo all represent some positive change, but also have drawbacks to them (I’ll explain further down).
On the bright side, there are things you can do. Regardless of what kinds of clothes you buy, the way you use them makes an enormous environmental difference; in some cases the way we use clothes has a bigger impact than how they’re produced.
Here are some easy things you can do that have an enormous impact:
But what about how your choices of what type of clothing to buy affects the planet?
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