What Does Eco-Friendly Actually Mean When It Comes to Your Wardrobe

It seems like everything is eco-friendly these days — food, influencers, clothing, you name it and there are countless eco-friendly options. But, let’s be honest, what does “eco-friendly” really mean when it comes to clothing? And how can we be sure we're not falling victim to greenwashing? We’re here to give you 3 quick ways to spot genuinely eco-friendly clothing. Let's get into it!

Look for Organic and Natural Fabrics:

When it comes to eco-friendly clothing, it all starts with the fabric. Seek out garments made from organic and natural fibers, such as organic cotton, linen, hemp, or TENCEL™. These materials are grown and processed without harmful pesticides or chemicals, making them better for the environment and your skin. By choosing clothes crafted from organic and natural fibers, you're opting for materials that promote sustainability throughout their lifecycle.

Ellie Rib Sweater | Wearwell Sustainable, Ethical Clothing and Accessories

The Ellie Rib Sweater, shown in Khaki Green, is an ideal layering piece featuring ribbing detail and made from organic cotton.

Check for Certifications and Transparency:

Authentic eco-friendly brands don't just talk the talk; they walk the walk. Look for labels that proudly display certifications like Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) or OEKO-TEX® Standard 100. These certifications ensure that the garments have been tested for harmful substances and meet specific environmental and social criteria.

Additionally, transparency is key. Trustworthy brands will provide information about their production processes, materials used, and their commitment to sustainability. Take a look at their website - brands that truly embrace eco-friendly practices will be open and eager to share their journey.

Cindy High Rise Skinny | Wearwell Sustainable, Ethical Clothing and Accessories

The Cindy High Rise Skinny, shown in Elder Creek, is both GOTS and OEKO-TEX® Certified.

Consider Ethical Manufacturing and Fair Trade:

Eco-friendly fashion isn't just about the materials; it's also about the people behind the scenes. Pay attention to a brand's commitment to ethical manufacturing and fair trade practices. Genuine eco-friendly brands prioritize fair wages, safe working conditions, and respect for workers' rights. Supporting brands that prioritize ethical manufacturing and fair trade means you're making a positive impact on both the planet and the lives of the people involved in the production process.

 

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With these three tips, building your sustainable wardrobe will be a breeze. By seeking out garments made from organic and natural fibers, checking for certifications and transparency, and considering ethical manufacturing and fair trade practices, you'll confidently navigate the world of eco-friendly clothing.

At wearwell, think of us as your trusted experts in sustainable fashion. Our commitment goes beyond just using buzzwords; we prioritize transparency, ethical practices, and sustainable materials when we source the clothing, accessories, and home goods you can shop at wearwell. Explore our thoughtfully curated collections for eco-friendly styles that you can feel good about. Happy sustainable shopping!

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