Where will eco-friendly clothing be one year from now?
The lifestyle of people is evolving with each passing time. As technology advances, this calls for an alternative to the modern lifestyles that we have been following. Production of quality clothing has also evolved over the past few decades, so it’s essential to be up to date with the best companies that are manufacturing eco friendly clothing as well.
The fashion industry is one of the biggest polluters in the world, producing more waste than any other industry. As consumers, we’re realising this and growing more concerned about the impact our clothing has on the environment. We don’t want to wear clothes that are made from fabrics that use toxic chemicals and cheap labour.
In our age of increasing consumption, there’s been an increase in consciousness toward sustainable clothing. We know more about the environmental footprint than we ever have and are making more informed choices in clothing production and consumption. However, when it comes to eco friendly clothing, where will it be one year from now? I’ll give you a hint: It won’t be made by Nike or Adidas
More brands will say they are sustainable & eco friendly.
Remember back in the mid 90s when companies like Starbucks and Ben & Jerry's were the only brands going "sustainable?" Things change fast these days. While things are still changing very fast, I think we're already seeing what some of this change is going to look like in another year from now.
One year from now, I think that more clothing brands will claim to be sustainable. This will come in the form of more retailers, designers and brands saying they are producing sustainable clothing. Some might even state they are “certified” while others will just “market” themselves as such.
You'll see more recycled plastic in clothes.
Have you noticed that more clothes are made from recycled plastic that don't have to have the "Made in China" stamp on them? This is because people are becoming more and more aware of doing what they can to protect the environment. Will all clothing be made entirely of recycled plastic in just one year? No, but there will be more of it than today, even if it's just 1% more.
The fashion world has been taking baby steps towards sustainability in recent years, and the new development is one that can be seen without even looking too closely; it lies in the fabric of tomorrow's clothing.
You'll see a rise in organic cotton.
There has been a rapid rise in organic cotton in garments and fashion. Babies are growing up in most organic cotton clothings. They are free of harsh chemicals and harmful to the skin. It feels great to be around a person who is clothed with organic clothes. Moreover, the clothes leave no stains. These clothes do not get stained even when they fall down on the floor while crawling or playing.
The rise in organic cotton clothes is expected to continue.
You'll notice new certification systems.
You're going to notice that shopping for clothes becomes more difficult. This is because you'll see a rise in new certification systems for eco friendly garments. Those who have been in the clothing business for years won't like these new changes, but those doing all their shopping online will gladly welcome them, as the new certifications streamline the purchasing process and allow you to make better buying decisions, whether at an ecommerce site or other website.
Green fashion has never been so popular. Consumers are demanding more clothes made of eco friendly natural materials, and you'll see a rise in organic cotton, new certification systems and a variety of eco friendly clothing.
People will be recycling their old clothing more than they do now.
You may be used to getting rid of your old clothing but people will start to recycle their old clothing more than they do now. Recycling your old clothes is easy, you just give them to charity and they use the clothes - or sell them at a local market. Recycling companies reuse these clothes and other goods so they can be reused again by customers. The world's biggest fashion brands are going to improve their environmental performance by sourcing more organic cotton. They will be trying to use this fabric for all of their cotton products instead of using synthetics like polyester which have less of an effect on the environment.
Right now, about 4% of clothing waste is recycled. But you and I both know this is not ideal. In fact, the amount of textile waste in our world has quadrupled — with 8 million tons ending up in landfills each year! This number is looking to drastically change by 2022 — more than 90% of clothing will be recycled within the next five years (according to a recent study). So how will this happen? The easiest way is through recycling at home. And although most people already recycle or donate their clothing today — it’s just not the majority of clothes. You see, only 1 out of 7 pieces of clothing is actually being recycled or donated. But that’s changing soon…
Takeaway: We may see some exciting changes in the eco-friendly clothing market over the next few years.
With the eco-friendly movement picking up steam and getting more support every year, we expect to see a significant rise in eco friendly clothing. More people are realizing that synthetic materials, such as polyester, shouldn’t be worn everyday. And many people just prefer natural fabrics to keep them warm since they feel softer and breathe better. In any case, it seems certain that we will continue to see a trend towards natural fibers over the next few years. Natural fibers also have other intrinsic qualities that make them ideal for clothing designs. They're able to breathe as well as wick away moisture from the body, keeping you comfortable in any weather condition. This will give you a more relaxed feeling when you wear clothes made from natural fibers—it's hard to explain until you try them out for yourself!
Either way, times are changing for the better for these eco friendly products, and I’m sure we’ll see even more developments in the next several years. If you love organic cotton, now may be a good time to hold on to this trend. It could pay off in the long run.
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