Why It Matters
Is Sustainable Clothing Important?
It is actually quite difficult to fathom the below statistics, but we think they do an excellent job of explaining just why Sustainability does matter. So, take a minute and try to wrap your head around the following:
How can we Support Sustainable Clothing?
We can make a start by saying no to conventional cotton and yes to organic cotton. No harmful substances are used by farmers to grow organic cotton. Instead, they use biological pesticides like sugar water. Furthermore, organic cotton requires 91% less water than its water-centric brother and it emits 46% less CO2 emissions. At Fódla, only organic cotton is used to make our eco friendly tees.
Secondly, the health of farmers and their families can be improved by us if we buy clothing made sustainably from organic cotton. As mentioned above, toxic substances are not used to grow organic cotton. This means farmers do not need to wear expensive protective equipment to handpick their crops.
Lastly, overall soil quality is improved through the growing of organic cotton as it leaves space for important creatures like worms and beetles. Healthy soils not only store carbon; which helps to fight climate change, they also soak up water during floods and subsequently store water for longer during droughts. As if that wasn't enough positive press for healthy soils, there's more. Organic cotton fields; unlike conventional fields, are suitable for the growth of other crops.This allows organic farmers to provide a relatively stable and diverse food supply for their families and communities.
Sustainable Clothing- Yes or No?
The resounding answer is yes. We argue it's not even a question anymore. The switch to clothing that is ethically made using sustainable materials is a no brainer for ourselves and the climate.