It appears that everyone is going green these days. For many of us, this term refers to organic food, refillable water bottles, and reusable canvas grocery bags; However, what does this mean for your wardrobe?
Clothing that minimizes the social and environmental impact of its design, materials, and manufacturing is considered sustainable fashion, also known as eco fashion. Utilizing natural fibers that are renewable and sustainable, relying on manufacturing processes that have a minimal carbon footprint, ensuring adequate working conditions for the people producing the materials, and donating a portion of sales to a cause that benefits the environment are all ways fashion designers can take an eco-conscious approach to their work.
Some of the world's finest natural fibers are produced by alpacas; For a variety of reasons, they rank among the most eco-friendly domesticated animals:
First and foremost, Alpacas do not harm the land they live on because they have padded feet rather than hooves.
Additionally, because they lack upper teeth, they cut grass rather than pulling it up by its roots like cows do. In addition, the majority of domesticated animals consume more per pound than the average Alpaca.
Alpacas can be shorn once a year and produce 5-10 pounds of fiber per year.
Alpaca fiber does not require a harsh detergent wash to remove the irritant lanolin during the manufacturing process because it is allergen- and lanolin-free, unlike sheep wool.
Lastly, alpacas contribute significantly to the environmental sustainability of thousands of people because they provide annual supplies of wool and enable small farmers to provide for themselves, their families, and their communities.
Participation in 1% for the Planet is another way Alpaca Collections promotes environmental sustainability. At the time of purchase on AlpacaCollections.com, customers have the option of donating one percent of their total purchase to one of three environmental-focused non-profits: Ecoan Peru, Gulf Restoration Network, or Sustainable Travel International.
AlpacaCollections.com is a great place to start if you want to fill your closet with luxurious, natural clothes that also reduce your carbon footprint!