Living a greener life is becoming progressively more important and something that thankfully, more people are gradually becoming aware of. Eco-Office Gals previous post on dressing greener for the office is something that needs to be read and a great first point of call when adopting a greener wardrobe.
This video gives a quick guide to buying eco-friendly products, a 101 on eco-shopping if you will. This is something that should be routinely adopted. A year on from the previous post and we can see that there are eco-conscious designers and fashion retailers are becoming common-place and making green thinking “cool”. Where is the fashion industry in terms of providing eco-friendly affordable fashion, for our business savvy female eco-warriors? As covered in the previous blog post the problem of non-organic cotton and the grave effects it has on our eco-system is still an on-going problem. This video follows up on the benevolent cause which is pushing the production of organic cotton and which is definitely worth the watch.
The now abundance of world renowned designers such as Stella McCartney, Bono and his wife Ali Hewson’s line Edun, are helping to bring eco fashion to the centre stage. Adorned by the worlds high profile Hollywood A-listers, people are coming round to the fact that becoming eco-conscious is more imperative than ever. In a time when we are thankfully becoming increasingly socially aware of where our produce comes from as well as being mindful of the toxins and chemicals we put in contact with our bodies, this video gives a shocking insight into some horrifying truths about the fashion industry. One that personally startled me is the fact that “16 out of the 1600 are approved by the EPA as sound for human and environment health.” This video will open your eyes and hopefully the rest of the world and I turn spread the word that sustainable fashion is the direction we need to move in.
Designers such as those mentioned above have been producing eco-conscious fashion for a while now but it is the high street that has the most significant impact on our environment with their mass production of new trends each season. What we are now beginning to see is large high street and online chains such as ASOS and H&M becoming more accountable for their actions just take a look at H&M’s sustainable fashion movement in this video:
This video is a sigh of relief for all us eco-office gals! The high street is moving in the right direction which means eco-friendly office attire is becoming more readily available and affordable. This means we can still rock this season’s hottest on trend dresses. So it seems that main stream fashion is moving forward and bringing Eco-friendly fashion to our offices! Finally!
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