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Jan
03

12 Eco-Friendly Fabrics You Should Slip Into

Greenista Girl Neha

We all know about organic cotton but did you know there are a bunch of eco-friendly fabrics? To be considered eco, the fabrics have to be grown sans pesticides and chemicals, in a sustainable way, be eco certified, adhere to fair trade practices, and is animal friendly. So next time you’re shopping, keep an eye out for these 12 eco-friendly fabrics.

Hemp: A natural fiber that has over 25,000 uses. It requires no pesticides or herbicides and grows at a fast rate.

Jute: Similar to hemp but is made from vegetable fiber.

Ingeo: A man-made fiber derived from corn or fermented corn starches, plus it’s biodegradable.

Calico: Also known as muslin is made from unbleached cotton.

Hessian Cloth: Also known as burlap, Hessian is a coarse woven fabric made from hemp or jute.

Recycled Polyester: Created from used polyester garments. Some companies allow you to recycle your clothes that they then turn into recycled polyester.

Bamboo Fiber: A natural fabric made from the pulp of bamboo grass … it’s also biodegradable.

Organic Wool: This wool is produced using healthier practices for their sheep like no pesticides, hormones, or chemicals.

Tencel: Also known as Lyocell, this biodegradable fabric is made from wood pulp cellulose.

Organic Linen: Linen made from plant fibers rather than synthetic materials.

Fortrel Ecospun: Fabric made from recycled plastic bottles.

Milk Silk: Silk made from actual milk.

Written by Greenista Girl Neha

Photo by A Green Living

Jute is one of the most affordable natural fibers and second to cotton in amount produced and variety of uses of vegetable fibers.
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2 Responses to “12 Eco-Friendly Fabrics You Should Slip Into”

  1. lokaty says:

    Thank You for sharing this! I think I could read it all day:)

  2. money.pl says:

    Thank You for sharing this! Looks great:)

Eco-friendly bags make great gifts. Snatch one up for your friend to rack up good karma points.
Oct
04

Bag Lady: Hemp Sophia Bag

Greenista Girl Neha

For most of us Greenistas, our purse, bag, satchel … whatever you prefer to call it, is our go-to sanctuary of must-haves in which we carry everything and anything that can possibly fit. Makeup, keys, compact mirror, stationary, a blender for our lunch time smoothie … well, maybe that but you get the idea. We carry so much with us in our purse so why not have the most durable bag to fit all of your beloved goodies? Hempy’s eco-technology clothing brand makes a super chic, simple, and functional Hemp Sophia Bag ($24). It’s 55% hemp and 45% cotton muslin fabric with two sturdy cotton straps, cotton lining, and Velcro closure with an embroidered flower trim. The super strong, eco-friendly bag comes in plain olive, dark olive, and tan. Use it as a purse, grocery bag, or even as a book bag you college kids, you. Oh, and PS … it’s big enough to fit that blender we mentioned earlier. Just in case.

PS: If you can’t fit it all in the Sophia bag, get Eco Bags Variety Fashion Pack of Six for all your groceries. That’s almost one for every day of the week!

Written by Greenista Girl Neha
Photos by Hempy’s

Best of all, hemp can be grown organically. A small number of pests cause problems, and hemp is most often grown without herbicides, fungicides or pesticides. Hemp is also a natural weed suppressor due to its fast growth.
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  1. Lisa Robertson says:

    Very Nice site I came across it on google , have you been using wordpress for this blog? or some different?

Sep
29

Under My Umbrella

Neha Shivani

Looking to match that Halloween Costume? How about this umbrella from Totes? Sure it’s a bit obvious, but isn’t that the point? The frame is made of 70% recycled steel and aluminum and the canopy is made of 100% recycled PET bottles. The handle is made of bamboo and the strap from waxed hemp: all earth friendly materials. There are a variety colors to choose from, but my favorite is the more subtle green.

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