Eco-fashion is booming, and it's no longer just a niche market for designers. Sustainable and recyclable materials are being used more and more in boardrooms and on catwalks, just as organic food became a trend instead of a niche thing. Sustainable fashion is becoming more and more available and affordable, just as organic food has become mainstream.
What is Eco- fashion?
While eco is short for ecology, it is also the study of interaction between organisms and their environment. Eco-fashion means any brand or line that minimizes the environmental impact. This includes organic cotton, recyclable fabrics, plant-based dyes, and a fair wage for suppliers and manufacturers.
When you think of flip flops, you probably don’t think of sustainability. But at Solethreads we take pride in the fact that all our products are hand-made, and that we use natural rubber from harvest to production. Our rubber flip flops are made with high-quality craftsmanship and are perfect for walking, relaxing or running around town.
Times have changed. People are starting to realise how important it is to protect the environment. There are organizations that promote biodegradable products, which help protect endangered species. Get into the habit of wearing flip flops made with environmentally friendly materials. Get into the habit of wearing flip-flops that make you feel like you're doing your little part for the environment.
Tips to Live a Sustainable Fashion Lifestyle
Here are four tips from us which will help you live in an eco friendly manner:
1. The most sustainable swap is the one you already have
If you want to be more sustainable, the best swap you can do is the one you already have.The latest sustainable fashion trends are always tempting, but before you buy anything new, have a look in your closet first. Dust off the older pieces and find ways to use what you already have. That will always be the most sustainable.
2. Reduce your consumption of fast fashion
There is no doubt that fast fashion is not good for the environment. For every fast fashion item you buy, the production will produce six pounds of carbon dioxide per year. To protect the planet, it is worth considering buying from brands which are supporting sustainable businesses. When you buy from brands like ours, you will be glad to know that we use organic cotton in all our products.
3. Recycle and upcycle
Consider a more eco-friendly option before getting rid of your old flip flops. You must be wondering how? You can join our SOLESTER REUSE PROGRAMME which aims at sourcing sustainable materials and encouraging the upcycling process. This is so as to ensure that you still get the newest and most innovative products, combat fashion waste, and inspire others to recycle too.
4. Buy Vegan products
In order to create leather, animal skin is treated with toxic chemicals and high amounts of energy. It's not only brutal but it's bad for the environment too. Vegan leather is made of synthetic materials that are eco-friendly and cruelty-free. The straps of our products are made of vegan leather.
The world is abundant with products and newness. A company wants to make you crave more, even if you don't need it. Sustainable fashion can contribute to this excess. But does a product really help to reduce waste? It's up to you to decide. Abundance is best in moderation, even when considering the environment.