Protecting the environment with style!
Who said it was impossible to dress in style while preserving the environment?
Fashion and environmental responsibility are not irreconcilable. There are so-called eco-friendly clothes that promote:
- reduced consumption
- the reuse, recovery and repair of clothing
The bad impact of textiles on the environment comes mainly from the use of chemicals in leather tanning and cloth dying. Leather is a major source of pollution worldwide.
In order to have a healthier impact on the environment, textiles must favour fibres whose cultivation has not produced any chemical effect (pesticides for example). Raw materials must also be as renewable as possible.
Rose Buddha, a Quebec brand of eco-friendly clothing
Quebec eco-friendly apparel brand Rose Buddha has managed to turn 20,000 disposable plastic bottles into leggings.
Their leggings are reversible, designed with 80% recycled plastic and made of a fabric with SPF 50. Each pair of leggings is made from 10 recycled bottles.
The brand has just developed a collection of bags that are totally eco-responsible, hand-made from pineapple fibre and compostable at the end of life.
Madeleine Arcand and Maxime Morin, co-founders of the brand for yogis and practitioners of meditation, said:
“All Rose Buddha’s products start with a textile. We are always looking for novelties in the field of eco-friendly textiles. So we researched and found this Filipino farmers’ cooperative, which had decided to come together to use pineapple waste and make it a totally ecological textile. In this way, they improve their lot and no longer need to burn the leaves. When we discovered this technology that would be a real alternative to leather, we jumped at the chance to use it for our bags.”
More and more green clothing brands are growing worldwide over the years, a great step forward that proves that you can dress comfortably in technical clothing while preserving the environment.
Image by Rose Buddha FB
Translated from French by OXO