Eco-Friendly Fashion

Sunday, February 28, 2010


For my Textiles class, we are getting into discussing eco-friendly fashion and fabrics. We were assigned to write an opinion-based essay explaining how eco-friendly fashion can help the environment or if we think it's utterly a waste of effort and time.

I honestly don't think it can make a big change in helping the environment unless all of us are eco-friendly with our fashion. Those who are, are just a percentage. Sure, it can help a little bit, but I don't think it's helping as much as it could be.

Hmm, what do you all think about this issue?

48 comments :

COCAMIA said...

I think that every person individually can make an impact! Never before have we seen so many eco-friendly fashion lines. Something to think about for sure...xo

cupcake♥trash said...

I don't think it is a waste of time, we are moving in the right direction.

Sher said...

I've never really thought of it but if each of us could do something about it then it will definitely make a difference!

xx

lizzie_fitz said...

Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work.

One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up.

As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean.

He came closer still and called out "Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?"

The young man paused, looked up, and replied "Throwing starfish into the ocean."

"I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?" asked the somewhat startled wise man.

To this, the young man replied, "The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them in, they'll die."

Upon hearing this, the wise man commented, "But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can't possibly make a difference!"

At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said, "It made a difference for that one."


I think if everyone is of the opinion of ''just me wont make a difference'' then, sure..no difference will be made. but for every one person from every town that does it..inspires a few more people to do it, who inspire a few MORE people to do it.. 1 makes all the difference sometimes.

xxxxx

nuheila said...

Hope it's start for the right direction.



Nuheila

Soooali said...

It's a start and if we all do our part we can eventually make a difference.

being fashion is... said...

i love from the bottom of my heart this idea...

"the green is the new black... "

perfect

xoxo

Grace said...

Ooh, I made a canvas tote with "Green is the New Black" on it.

LISA ♥ said...

It may won't be a big change but it'll be a start :)

Cafe Fashionista said...

I have to agree with you, Audrey - unless everyone is wearing eco-friendly fashions I really can't seem them as making as big of a difference in the world as it could. :/

Yay for Coconut Records by the way - one of my favorite bands EVER!! :)

Maddy said...

I think any change, however little or small, is better than no change at all. It might not have a great impact now, but maybe 20 yeas from now, the shift will take place towards more eco-friendly fashion :)

BTW, I'm really liking your new layout :)

Panda said...

Four words : I Love this post
Its great how your spreading the word. I think if everyone helps we'll get somewhere
Oh, and thanks so much for your sweet sweet comment!
Panda xx

daisychain said...

fantastic post girl x

bananas. said...

i'm a big fan of eco-friendly. just wish it was cuter because it's notsomuch ya know? lol.

Josie said...

Love, love Green is the New Black stuff -- even if fashion can't always be totally eco-friendly, it can certainly send a message!
xxoo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Jen said...

It's an interesting one. I think lots more needs to be invested in the development of green fashion - at the moment, it leaves a lot to be desired and is mostly out of my price range.

Robyn said...

Hey, thanks for commenting over at Chi-Chi ! That dress you liked was really interesting-- I'm not sure you can tell in that photo, but there was clear, shiny plastic worked in with the knits that made it look really neat.

I'd love to hear more about eco-fashion. I do PR for a sustainable fashion & home goods line in the DR (not available in the states yet, working on it!), but it's more sustainable in a fair trade way than an eco-friendly way. Either way, I think it's positive that buyers are starting to be more responsible about where the clothing came from.

~Robyn
Chi-Chi 

nookie said...

It's better than nothing:)

jessica whitley said...

great post, eco-friendly clothing is the shit! i really like that shirt, and you should check out play-back clothing :)

Hannah ♥ said...

I totally agree with you, it would take a lot of people to make a difference when it comes to eco friendly clothing. & I just find it isn't very stylish...

LOVE the new layout!

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xx

Fashion Court said...

i agree with you. even though a small percentage participate, it doesn't do much unfortunately :(

ps: come enter the alice in wonderland giveaway on my blog! xo

Patricia Snook said...

Ooh pretty! Yes it takes so many to make a difference, it's so hard trying to shift peoples minds!

xoxo

St├ęphanie said...

Great great post !

Leia said...

Hmm, I'm not sure. I think we all have to change our attitudes - instead of buying throwaway items, we should buy pieces we can wear again and again. I'm not sure what kind of impact supposedly 'eco friendly' clothes can make, and I don't think there's a definition for eco friendly either... it could just be a gimmick in some cases.

inked said...

I LOVE THAT TSHIRT .... I love the idea of sustainable design and ideas.

Meg said...

I think it's up the the consumers and also I hope designers start using more sustainable materials as well.

Jaime said...

I think it can't hurt, right? Love this t!

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Alecca Rox said...

every now and then i do write about eco-fashion issues in my blog under the tag 'eco'. i think you will find some particularly helpful in putting together this essay.

take into consideration that eco matters in fashion do not only have to do with the materials, but also with the country of production and how far did the product have to travel (gas/petrol used, pollution caused) to reach us. did you know that shopping stuff that's made locally is eco?

Jen said...

i agree that unless everyone starts a giant wave of being eco-friendly, it won't really have the effect we want it to. it doesn't hurt, though, to be eco-friendly. :)

Eye said...

In my oppinion it´s important to care for the enviroment and everyone who likes to live in it should TRY to make a diffrence, If no one tries no diffrence will be made.
By the way beauty is coming from inside and beautifull things and people will be mor beautifull when they are healthy and in harmnony with their arroundings and eviroment.

Melanie's Randomness said...

I wish eco-friendly fashion had more of an impact. It's seems so easy because the clothes are just as beautiful as normal ones so it will catch on, just with how many people! But every little bit helps I hope. Good luck with the assignment!!!! =)

Marz said...

I did a little article on this same topic for my school newspaper. I think it does make an impact, but the fact that it is so expensive really hinders the ability of companies to actually use the materials and processes that are eco freindly.

the "L" spot said...

I think every little thing helps!!

thesydneygirl said...

i don't have a huge opinion on the issue. it's great to learn about it though!
x

emma wallace said...

I am with everyone else! I think every little step adds up.

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hanny arianty gultom said...

haii audrey thanks for following me back.. ^^, yeps me too i do like the idea of yer statement shirt.. ^^... nice to know you.. ^^

Fashion Cappuccino said...

I agree with you. It's still a minority when it comes to caring about the environment but I really think we can make a difference! xoxoxoxo

factss said...

cool , post

yes there is no make big change , but it is not black , all dark colors looks like bit black but its not black,

coolboy said...

thanks for your support

see u soon with new post

Schnappy said...

Good T-shirt, I love this! :)

The Zhush said...

What a great discussion you have going here. I agree with those who believe every little bit helps, with enough drops, eventually you have an ocean!

Madalena Soares said...

Don't have much to say about eco fashion... Would have plenty to say about fur, though!! :S
xoxo!!

IZY said...

well I'll think about it....
xoxo

Slamdunk said...

I think it would take lots of education and getting people on-board with an ecofriendly message. The way we think about food has changed so much in just a few years so that I think it is possible.

Kristin said...

I think that there is a future for green fashion. We're getting there! I could definitely try harder myself. Thanks for reminding me!

Blicious said...

love that green is the new black saying! i want a tote!

Nina said...

one person is all it takes for change to take its coarse...anything is possible if you believe :)

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