HOW TO HELP REDUCE MY TEXTILE-RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
1. Limit your consumption
2. Move away from polluting materials: polyester, polyamide, viscose, acrylic, acetate, elastane (Understand why by reading my article dedicated to textile materials)
3. To get closer to responsible/ethical clothing made of natural organic plant fibers: organic cotton, linen, hemp, wool, Lyocell, recycled fibers (Also understand why by reading my article dedicated to textile materials)
4. Rely on reference labels such as GOTS (organic and restriction of substances and chemicals), Oeko-Tex (contains no chemicals harmful to health), Ecocert ESR and Bio Equitable (organic and fair trade cotton), Max Havelaar Faire Trade (fair trade cotton, limited use of pesticides and no GMOs).
(If you want to know more about this subject I advise you to read my article about textile labels).
5. Buy second-hand clothes (garage sale, second-hand store, online market), exchange your clothes with other people (online market) or even rent them for specific events (physical store, online platform)
6. Taking care of your clothes, repairing them (Self, Retoucher, Ressourceries, Sewing Workshops, Repair Café) or giving them a second life (retouching, reinventing, upcycling)
7. Recycle your clothes via collection points (PAV) present everywhere in France (more info: https://www.lafibredutri.fr/je-depose)
8. Supporting non-governmental organizations in their projects related to the textile sector or otherwise: actions, donations, petitions, sharing on social networks, etc.
9. Consume locally