Eco Fashion is a system which can be supported indefinitely in terms of environmentalism and social responsibility. Sustainable fashion is part of the larger trend of sustainable design where a product is created and produced with consideration to the environmental and social impact it may have throughout its total life span, including its “carbon footprint”.
There are many factors when considering the sustainability of a material. The renewability and source of a fiber, the process of how a raw fiber is turned into a textile, the working conditions of the people producing the materials, and the material’s total carbon footprint.
Natural Fibers are fibers which are found in nature and are not petroleum-based. Natural fibers can be categorized into two main groups, cellulose or plant fiber and protein or animal fiber.
Cotton is one of the most widely grown and chemical-intensive crops in the world. Conventionally grown cotton uses approximately 25% of the worlds insecticides and more than 10% of the worlds pesticides. Other cellulose fibers include: Jute, Flax, Hemp, Ramie, Abaca, Bamboo (used for viscose), Soy, Corn, Banana, Pineapple, Beechwood (used for rayon).
Wool, Silk, Angora, Camel, Alpaca, Llama, Vicuna, Cashmere, Mohair
from natural materials: Lyocell, Polylactic acid or PLA (Corn Polymer)
Recycled or reclaimed fibers are made from scraps of fabrics collected from clothing factories, which are processed back into short fibers for spinning into a new yarn. There are only a few facilities globally that are able to process the clippings and variations range from a blend of recycled cotton fibers+added rePET yarns for strength to recycled cotton fibres+virgin acrylic fibers which are added for color consistency and strength
Fabric Jewellery made from Fabric. Fabric is an amazing material to make Jewelleries and here is one idea
Fabric Flower Jewellery which is made from waste left over fabric collected from Tailor shop. All these scraps come in different textures and we can do amazing creations with them. One such is the jewellery i made to match the Fish cut patiala pants i am wearing. I am a big time bohemian fan and i wanted to try something similar to that style. I started making this fabric flower to make headband and it ended up in Jewellery.
Styling : This fabric flower is light in shade which will go well with Dark shade top, in which the accessory will be projected. Choice of fish cut patiala was to match the flower again. When we talk about styling ” its not what we wear, how we carry the outfit”