The Green Committee has dedicated itself to promoting the need for more sustainable and responsible fashion. That includes a commitment to reducing unnecessary biochemical exposures and overconsumption. Since clothing is a necessity, but the fashion industry has increasingly become another area of enormous health hazard and sheer waste, we offer the following links to help you navigate the ins and outs of covering up.
Buying American-Made or Fair Trade items often ensures fair labor standards are followed. Here are some resources where you can purchase items you can trust:
You can also save money and reduce waste by visiting thrift shops, consignment stores and swap events. We recommend holding clothing swaps between friends or local communities! Look out for our annual HalloGreen Costume Swap in October.
Articles and Resources:
- The documentary Fast Fashion, which documents the aftermath and causes of the Bangladeshi clothing factory building collapse.
- Toxins in Clothing – http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-fashion/there-are-toxic-little-monsters-lurking-your-childrens-clothes.html
- How to Fix Your Fast Fashion Fixation – http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-fashion/how-and-why-fix-your-fast-fashion-fixation.html
- Bangladeshi Factory Collapse – http://www.treehugger.com/style/joe-fresh-creator-barely-acknowledges-bangladeshi-factory-collapse-during-toronto-fashion-week.html
- Salvaged Fashion – http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-fashion/seamly-makes-super-versatile-garments-salvaged-fabric.html