Nature's Market - Clothes & Textiles
Clothing is necessary for us humans and it can be said that clothes are always close to our heart. Our skin is in contact with the clothing fabric and therefore it is important to consider what, in fact, we are wearing. Many colorants and dyes and clothing production processes include the processing of fabric with acids and toxins which may be harmful to our health. Also the production of clothing can have serious environmental consequences and influence the health of factory workers (and perhaps even the neighborhood and beyond).Some chemicals are more environmentally friendly than others. Cotton is one of the most harmful materials used in clothing because of the amount of toxins used during cultivation. For each kg of cultivated cotton you need one kg of toxic chemicals. On the other hand, if organic cotton is chosen (IFOAM) then the use of toxins is highly restricted as is the use of harmful chemicals. Fair Trade is a confirmation of the fact that the clothing is produced in an ethically responsible way without affecting the health of workers and without financially exploiting personel. Clothing lasts longer if it is looked after and shoes which are brushed and shined can last for many years. It is also better to buy quality clothing even if it is more expensive. Cheap clothing and shoes don’t pay in the end if they do not last long.
Guðrún Arndís Tryggvadóttir, Ingibjörg Elsa Björnsdóttir „Föt og vefnaðarvörur á Náttúrumarkaði“, Náttúran.is: Feb. 19, 2014 URL: http://www.nature.is/d/2007/11/02/ft-og-skr-nttrumarkai/ [Skoðað:Sept. 24, 2021]Efni má nota eða vitna í samkvæmt almennum venjum sé heimilda getið með slóð eða fullri tilvitnun hér að ofan.
skrifað: Nov. 2, 2007
breytt: March 28, 2014