“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”
– Coco Chanel
In a world where fashion is one of the fastest growing industries, selecting the right kind of clothes is an important choice to make. And we spend big bucks every year on the latest clothing, accessories and that favourite pair of shoes we have been eyeing for so long.
It’s true that we cannot change our fashion sense overnight. But we can surely make these quick changes to our wardrobe right away for a more sustainable and responsible living –
1. Go for hemp clothes
Among many awesome uses of hemp, fabric is the one that catches a lot of eyeballs. Hemp provides the warmth and softness of a natural textile, but with a superior durability that is not found in most other materials. Hemp is extremely versatile and can be used for various products such as apparel, accessories and shoes, among others.
The Bombay Hemp Company specialises in products made of hemp. You can buy comfortable yet stylish shirts and other apparel from BOHECO.
2. Get organic clothing
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Want to explore more options to make a style statement? Go for organic clothing which is not just good for the skin but good for the soul too. Here are a few brands that you can check out to satisfy your fashion needs. Indigreen is one such organic clothing brand that provides a collection of products made of eco-friendly materials like organic cotton, bamboo fabric and hand-woven khaki with environment-friendly colours. Apart from Indigreen you can also check out, No Nasties, Samtana, Anokhi and Do you Speak Green.
3. Fashionable yet sustainable footwear
Don’t you just hate it when you find the perfect pair of heels but you just cannot wear them since they are so uncomfortable? So probably in the place of your regular shoes, the next time you could opt for footwear made of organic materials like hemp. You can also go for padukas, India’s ancient footwear style, to flaunt a unique look. Go ahead and indulge yourselves with footwear made from old tyres from Paaduks, for that guilt-free experience. For other trendy options, you can check out collection of Mohop or Scentra.
4. Upcycled bags
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When it pains you to spend thousands of rupees on buying fancy leather bags, try to make a switch and go for recycled, handmade bags and pouches and make them your style statement. The colourful patterns and unique designs will not just set you apart from the crowd but will also give you the satisfaction of not having harmed the environment for your fashion needs. You can check out the products of Reinvention for some amazing hand made pouches and purses.
5. Accessorize yourself responsibly
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We all know how important accessories are for a complete look. And instead of buying a small trinket that might leave a huge hole in your pocket, you can go for some trendy recycled jewellery made out of unused materials. And trust us, they look just as beautiful as the ones you get in that fancy shop. You can check out collection of BEAD and Cellulose jewellery.
6. Cruelty-free makeup
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We do so much for a stunningly glowing skin. This time refill your makeup box with cosmetics made out of natural products. You can check out the range of eco-friendly products from brands like Soul Tree and Lotus Herbals.
7. Body care that does not leave you guilty of environmental damage
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Treat your body with the safest products. There are many brands in the market that will leave you with a breathing skin along with the satisfaction of knowing that no harmful chemical is being used in the products. Here are some brands you can check out – Omved, Soap for Soul, Rustic Art, Neev, Forest Essentials, Nirvaaaha.
8. Help your child go organic too
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When you are all set to go green, why should your kid be left behind? Check out Little Green Kid for an awesome clothes collection for kids. The products are made of 100 percent natural fabrics and are also easy on the pockets.