Posts tagged "sustainibility"
From what we put on our bodies to what we put into them, we can all make some easy changes to lead a more sustainable lifestyle.
Annually, we dispose of 360 million tons of plastic a year. What actually happens to all of that waste? Recycling seems like a great solution, but the reality is pretty grim. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, only 8.4% of plastic is recycled, and it’s mostly plastic bottles.
Cotton is soft, breathable, and comes from the earth. It has to be an eco-friendly clothing option, right?! Well, it’s complicated…
To make Chitosante eco-friendly fabric, recycled PET from post-consumer plastic bottles is combined with biomass from crustaceans. Unlike fibers from thirsty plants, like cotton- or wood-based fabrics, this process does not use biomass that involves pesticides or insecticides – a critical step in an industry that is responsible for 24% of insecticides and 11% of pesticides used globally.
It’s easy to make a profit when you don’t pay your workers. Safety is an investment and operating a factory in accordance with strict safety regulations is expensive, and many fast fashion companies don’t think it’s worth it. Safe and humane working conditions come at a cost. At Sugopetite, we believe ethical fashion is worth the investment. We want you to feel as good about your dress as you feel in it!