Here is the thing. Many people may not do a lot to save the environment but are careful to not make it any worse. It is called living carbon neutral.
If you embrace a natural lifestyle. That mandate generally extends to what’s hanging in your closet. Namely, clothing made from sustainable, natural materials such as organic cotton, silk, wool or linen.
While these natural materials can be slightly more expensive the long-term benefits to your health easily pay off.
The misconception is that conventional cotton which is a natural fabric is a good choice. We hate to break it to you but even though conventional cotton is a natural fabric it's production releases large amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and contributes to climate change.
Most of the clothes that are hanging in peoples closets are made from conventionally produced cotton. Conventional cotton uses massive amounts of pesticides.
Besides sweatshops it also uses child labor and even slavery that is widespread in the industry.
Additionally, 29 million tons of cotton are produced a year. Even in some Western countries we use an amount of cotton that corresponds to more than 100 t-shirts per person.
No matter what choices you make as part of your natural lifestyle you are only as healthy as the world around you.
Who will benefit?
The planet benefits from environmental friendly clothing because it means one less person is buying chemically-treated, mass-produced clothing and less pollutants are ending up in our water and waste facilities.
With fast fashion the result is cheap production and a throwaway mind-set.
So are you seriously still thinking about buying the cheap t-shirt made in conventional cotton?
Hopefully that's not a difficult choice any longer!