Eco Friendly Fashion Trends for Spring Summer 2014

 

What many people don’t know is that being eco-friendly starts at an individual level; what you eat, what you wear, and how you live determines whether you are pro-environment or not.

You must realize that before making other efforts for Mother Nature, you first need to take a peek into your wardrobe to see where you rank as a friend of nature.

It is crucial to be fashionable yet eco-friendly. These fashion trends will show how you can go green and go glam at the same time with your spring/summer 2014 clothing:

Bring Back the Cotton Tees

With the halter neck tops and embellished shirts taking over, everyone seems to have forgotten the simplicity of cotton t-shirts. This spring season, bring out your favorite cotton tees and wear them with a pair of denim shorts or jeans.

Support the ecosystem by wearing organic t-shirts; try purchasing clothing that is made with natural fibers. IntReviews points out that some brands introduced recycled material outfits in 2013, so tops, dresses, gowns and other summer wear made from this material is also expected to be in the eco-friendly vogue comes summer 2014.

Wear Brands with a Cause

In 2014, many local fashion brands surfaced that were supporting a good cause. Whether you are buying shoes, handbags, accessories, or clothing, look up the brands before purchasing; support the ones that are working for a cause.

Many brands have their home-factories in remote rural areas where the locals manufacture products with their craftsmanship; this includes mainly clothing, jewelry, and accessories. Support these brands – it is a fashion statement in itself.

Boycott Carcinogenic Dyes and More

Be fashionably eco-friendly in 2014 by saying goodbye to all carcinogenic ingredients. There is a great possibility of toxins lurking in the clothes we are wearing. While we are busy checking for carcinogenic ingredients in foods and drinks, we forget all about the clothes we are wearing.

Many clothing manufacturers also soak their products in formaldehyde, which can trigger extreme allergies in some people. So stop and inspect the fabrics before you end up stocking your wardrobe with chemical and carcinogen laced clothing.

Adopt Eco-Friendly Fabrics

There are so many ecosystem friendly alternatives to the fabrics we wear on an everyday basis. These fabrics include organic cotton, industrial hemp, bamboo, recycled polyester, wool, and many others. Choosing these fabrics has a direct consequence on the ecosystem: the way each clothing fabric is produced can have an impact on the environment.

Water, energy, and other natural resources are used in the production of fabrics; some fabrics also require chemical processing in various toxic chemicals. Many brands are creating fashion-forward clothing in eco-friendly fabrics. So in spring of 2014, choose your fabrics wisely.

Eco-Friendly Jewelry

The spring 2014 fashion forecast states that less is more: jewelry and other accessories will look best if worn less. However, when you have to accessorize, go for innovative jewelry pieces that are mostly made with natural, recycled materials.

Many designers will be creating fabulous accessories using recycled items or even trashed items: try and support these artistic geniuses when you plan to purchase jewelry for your spring wardrobe.

 

Switching to a greener mode of fashion is not difficult anymore. Many people are realizing the need of the hour and are creating or supporting ecologically sound fashion items. You can also find eco-friendly websites for online shopping to make your job a lot easier.