Eco friendly clothing has become big business as consumers seek to be sensitive to the impact producing clothes has on the environment. This clothing is manufactured from sustainable and recyclable materials and also emphasizes sourcing raw materials from providers that engage in sustainable practices and are paid a fair amount for their work.
The term ‘eco’ stands for ecology which is the study of interactions between organisms and their environment. Eco fashion refers to any brand or type of clothing that minimizes the impact on the environment during its production. Often, the health of consumers and the working conditions of the people that create the clothes are also emphasized. Examples of eco-friendly approaches include using organic cotton or other durable, recyclable fabrics that use of plant-based (rather than synthetic) dyes as well as paying a fair wage to the manufacturers and suppliers of these products.