– Buy clothing made from organic bamboo fiber. The material is made without pesticides or fertilizers and is 100% biodegradable.
– Buy fair trade clothing, which is clothing made by businesses that have a commitment to social justice in which employees and farmers are treated and paid fairly, sustainable environmental practices are followed, and long-term trade relationships are fostered.
– Purchase clothing made from organic cotton fiber, organic soy fiber, organic hemp fiber, or Lyocell fiber (also called Tencel), which is produced from cellulose, the main material in plant cells. The fiber has all the advantages of a natural material and is 100% bio-degradable.
– Reuse old clothing to make your own accessories, such as scarves and headbands. Or search online for tutorials that show how to turn items of clothing into new pieces easily. One popular and useful website is www.craftster.org.
– Wash your clothes with cold water instead of warm. This saves energy and avoids shrinkage.