Hello, fashion lovers
Let’s take a moment to appreciate how amazing clothes are! They don’t just keep us warm and dry, but they also make us look fantastic! But have you ever thought about how our clothing choices impact the environment?
Choosing sustainable fabric like cotton and linen is an excellent way to reduce your carbon footprint and help the planet. They’re not just environmentally friendly, they’re also stylish and super comfortable!
So, in this blog, we’ll dive into some fun facts about cotton and linen and why they’re awesome choices for the fashion industry. Let’s do this!
Let’s start with the world of linen, shall we?
Did you know that linen is one of the oldest fabrics out there? People from the Bible days and even mummies were wrapped in it. Now, that’s what you call durability! Most of the world’s linen comes from Europe, but the only part of the manufacturing process that doesn’t happen here in South Africa is growing and harvesting the flax plant.
Linen is also 100% biodegradable, produces no waste, and naturally retains carbon, so it’s great for the environment and your skin!
Growing linen is a sustainable process too. Unlike other fabrics that require tons of water and irrigation, the flax plant, which linen comes from, only needs rainwater to survive. And, no harsh chemicals are required to produce linen either. Flax seeds only require minimal fertilisation, no pesticides or defoliants, and improve the soil. Plus, they’re grown from certified GMO-free seeds!
Besides being durable and eco-friendly, linen is also incredibly versatile. It’s perfect for any occasion, from casual to formal wear. Its unique texture and natural wrinkles give it a relaxed, effortless vibe. And, because it’s hypoallergenic, it’s perfect for anyone with sensitive skin. You can make everything from clothing and bedding to home decor with linen, making it a must-have in any sustainable wardrobe!
And what about Cotton?
Did you know that cotton is considered the original natural fibre?
That’s right. People have been using it for over 7000 years! It’s grown in more than 100 countries, and it provides both fibre and food for people and livestock. That’s multitasking at its finest! Plus, it grows well in dry regions where other crops can’t survive, which helps support people in some of the poorest parts of the world.
But what’s so great about cotton from a sustainability perspective? For starters, it’s renewable, biodegradable, and carbon neutral. That means you can use it without worrying about harming the environment. More than 60% of the world’s cotton is produced by small farmers in developing countries. By choosing cotton, you’re not only getting a great product, but you’re also supporting these farmers and helping to create a more sustainable world.
One of the best things about cotton is its versatility. You can use it to make everything from comfy t-shirts and jeans to cosy towels and bed sheets. And because it’s a natural fibre, it’s super breathable and comfortable to wear. It’s easy to take care of and can withstand frequent washing and wearing without losing its shape or colour.
Cotton truly is the jack of all trades!
Now that we have learned some “cool” and exciting facts about Linen and Cotton, Moksi has selected some eco-friendly clothing options for you to try.
If you’re looking for something versatile and elegant, the Linen Kaftan Dress by MARUTSCA.COM is made for you. The cut and fall of this beautiful linen dress is flattering for all body types, making it a must-have in any eco-friendly wardrobe.
MARUTSCA.COM, Linen Palazzo Pants are another great option for women. The wide leg adds elegance, making them perfect for casual and formal occasions. And because they’re made from linen, they’re breathable and comfortable to wear, even in warmer weather.
For the little ones, The Kids Cheerful Cat Tee by oli+frank is an excellent choice. Made from original artwork from paper and magazine cutouts, this tee is cute and eco-friendly. The crew neck, neck ribbing, side-seamed neck tape, and double stitching on sleeves and hems ensure that it’s durable and can withstand frequent washing and wearing.
And don’t forget about accessories! The Animal Pencil Bags by oli+frank is a fun way to give your pencils a comfy home. Made from cotton canvas and lined with calico for extra strength, these bags are digitally printed onto 100% Cotton Canvas lining made from African calico.
You’ll be doing yourself and the planet a favour by choosing these eco-friendly, sustainable fabrics that are versatile, durable, and easy to care for.