Lately though, I have been doing a little bit of research regarding the sustainability of cotton. It is a natural fiber, and it does biodegrade after time (as sometimes, chemicals can be used in the process of creating the fiber). However, from planting to harvesting, enormous amounts of water is used. Even when growing cotton organically, without the use of fertilizers or pesticides, the amount of water is astronomical, and that sort of makes this fiber a less sustainable option than other natural fibers available.
My journey with fashion, started somewhere in the 70’s. I’m not sure exactly how old I was before I became aware of fashion, but it was really early in my life.
For a while now, I have been feeling that we are responsible for the appalling condition of our earth. We, and the generation before us, have a fast consumption mindset. We want it easy and we want it immediately.