3 Reasons Why You Should Care About Sustainable Fashion

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We see more people taking action to protect the environment. From recycling to making more informed and conscious choices about what we eat, a new movement of eco-awareness is growing fast.

But what about fashion? Have you ever thought about what your clothes are made of? Are there any toxic chemicals in your clothes? What's the environmental impact of clothing production? We could go on and on...

So, we've put together a list of the biggest benefits of sustainably manufactured clothes to help you make more informed choices about what you wear.

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It's better for the Planet
The fashion industry is a huge contributor to global pollution and environmental destruction, from the use of chemicals and pesticides, as well as harsh chemicals in dyes, to the energy required to produce each piece. By choosing organic and eco-friendly clothing, you are minimizing your footprint on the world.

It's better for People
Whether on a farm or in a factory, Fair Trade participants must adhere to rigorous standards, covering areas such as safe working conditions, grievance procedures, freedom from harassment, regulated work hours, absence of child labor, freedom of association, and environmental best practices. At its core, Fair Trade puts people at the center of sustainability.

It lasts longer
Find timeless, durable pieces instead of trendy pieces you probably won't wear for too long. Invest in classic shapes, chic silhouettes and foolproof colors that you could still rock for years! Choosing quality over quantity will save energy and resources.

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At Tuhkana, the more we learned about sustainability, the more we realized we had to learn. Join us on this journey to create a better tomorrow and a brighter future.


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