Sooo many green rules… and (for me, especially!)… only so much “brain space”! Honestly. Remembering and retaining all of the rules can be mind boggling.
Sometimes we may even waiver on a choice simply because it seems like it can’t possibly make that much of a difference.
Fabric choice is one of those, but think about this the next time you have a choice of clothing and fabrics:
- Conventionally grown cotton involves fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, genetically modified seeds and approximately 25%(!) of the insecticides used on ALL crops WORLDWIDE! (yes… you heard it right… 25%!). This should be especially disturbing when you consider that (because of the vastness of these crops) most of these chemicals are applied aerially (so no… don’t take any deep breaths if you’re in the vicinity either.)
- Bamboo and hemp fabrics are a great alternative too. They are sustainable and grow rapidly.
- Organic wool means that the sheep have been raised by organic standards…. a plus for animal lovers too!
- Dyes contain harsh chemicals so look for fabrics that have been colored with non-toxic vegetable dyes instead of those chemically tinted.
Maybe your “color chart” says that green “isn’t for you”, but when it comes to fabric choices, green is for everyone!