In recent years, more and more people have become committed to living a sustainable life. Customers are more clued in than ever about the effects of their purchasing habits and are more likely to buy from brands that create sustainable products, including clothing. Sustainable fashion is experiencing a boom in the industry at the moment, so here are the most sustainable natural clothing fibres brands love:
Organic and recycled cotton
Cotton is one of the most widely used fabrics in the fashion industry and represents close to 50% of all fabric produced worldwide. Cotton is a breathable, light and natural fibre, making it extremely popular with fashion brands around the world. Organic cotton is an increasingly popular alternative to traditional cotton, as its production process aims to reduce the chemicals and harmful pesticides used to protect not only the planet but the people growing it, too. Recycled cotton is also a great fabric to opt for, as it is made using post-consumer or post-industrial waste. The production of recycled cotton aims to cut down energy and water consumption and reduce the number of clothes that end up in landfill.
Organic hemp has also increased in popularity recently and is used in industries from cosmetics to construction. As a fabric, hemp only requires a minimal amount of water to grow and does not require pesticides, naturally fertilising the soil around it. Hemp also has the ability to keep you cool in hot weather and warm in cold weather, making it extremely versatile. The best part is, however, that it becomes softer the more you wash it!
Like organic hemp, linen is produced from an extremely versatile crop: the flax plant. Linen also requires a very small amount of pesticides and water and has the ability to grow in poor-quality soil. Every part of the linen plant can be used, and the fabric created is moth-resistant, strong and biodegradable. Not only this, but linen retains moisture without holding bacteria and is lightweight and durable.
Cotton hang tags
Natural fibres are a great option if you’re developing a sustainable fashion brand. If you’re looking for suitable labels for your garments, why not consider organic cotton hang tags? A cotton hang tag or cotton swing tag from Perfect Labels and Lanyards would be an environmentally friendly and quirky addition to your brand; after all, it’s the details that matter! Browse our collection of organic cotton hang tags today and add flair to your clothing designs.
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