The Importance of Sustainable Fashion

Eco-Friendly + People Friendly Fashion

What do you consider the biggest problem in the world today?
Many would say the environment. As the demand for freshwater increases in the United States, we face potential price increases, water shortages for our wildlife, and many other consequences. We have also steadily generated more and more waste over the years, filling our landfills, not to mention a whole host of other environmental problems faced by the U.S. and the rest of the world. While our Planet is suffering, so are many of its people. Health inequity and wealth inequality abound, both in the United States and throughout the globe.
No matter what you think the world’s biggest issues are, it's unlikely that you would think of fashion as either a problem or a solution. Yet ethical, sustainable clothing can actually help address many of these issues in ways you may not expect. Even better, clothing is something that everyone needs and uses, making it an extremely accessible avenue for the average person to affect change.
In the United States, we spend over $350 billion shopping every day.  Imagine all the ways we could change the world if we spent more of that money shopping for goods and services that give back. As an ethical, sustainable clothing company, we’re here to tell you how buying ethical clothing, like BambooYou apparel, can make a positive impact on the world!

What Does Ethical Fashion Mean?

Simply put, ethical fashion is fashion made ethically. This means business and production practices aimed at treating your workers fairly and minimizing your impact on the environment. In short, ethical fashion means your clothing is eco-friendly and people-friendly.
In addition to treating workers fairly, ethical fashion is based on sustainability. This means prioritizing environmentally friendly practices throughout production and making a product that has a lower impact on the environment.

What Does Ethical Fashion Mean for Sustainability?

• Clothing is made from eco-friendly materials, such as organic, pesticide-free, non-GMO cotton.
• Clothing is safe for people and the environment, avoiding any materials that contain carcinogens, toxins, or other harmful chemicals.
• Clothing is made through sustainable practices that reduce water consumption and waste production.
• Clothing is made using natural energy and avoiding pollution.
While ethical fashion may not solve all of our problems, it allows you to reduce your impact on the environment and invest in safer, more sustainable practices.