There has been a shift within the fashion industry of late. Thanks to 2019’s spotlight on the climate crisis, consumers are more aware of the fact that it is one of the most polluting industries in the world and one that contributes significantly to global warming. However, people’s shopping habits aren’t going to be curbed overnight. So then how can we make sure our wardrobes are more sustainable if we’re not buying second hand and can’t face not shopping at all? The answer lies in one small change: investing in organic cotton.
I spoke to three sustainable fashion experts about this material and how it can create various environmental and health benefits: Alicia Taylor, who runs sustainable shopping site Gather & See, Ben Matthews, who is the CEO of sustainable clothing brand Ninety Percent and Charlotte Turner, who is head of sustainable fashion and textiles for Eco-Age, a leading organisation that helps fashion brands become more sustainable. The verdict? All three experts say organic cotton is one of the best ways to be more ethical. Keep reading to learn how to be more eco-conscious and mindful about the environment when shopping…