Juiciest Summer Trend? Denim on Denim!
Denim, a versatile and very popular fabric, is made mainly of cotton.
Cotton threads are woven together to create a strong and durable material known for its signature twill weave. Denim’s unique composition and rugged nature have made it a timeless and iconic choice for many fashion houses & enthusiasts.
But is it as good for earth as it is for style? Despite its popularity, denim poses significant environmental challenges.
First, denim production requires a large amount of water, which contributes to water scarcity in areas where water is already stretched.
In addition, dyeing and finishing processes involve the use of chemicals that can contaminate water supplies, harm aquatic ecosystems and human health.
Growing cotton, the main ingredient of denim, often involves heavy use of pesticides and fertilizers, which can have adverse effects on soil quality, water systems and biodiversity.
Additionally, the energy-intensive nature of denim production contributes to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.
Disposal of denim products is also an issue, as most of them end up in landfills and takes years to decompose.
To minimize these environmental impacts, sustainable alternatives to conventional denim, such as organic cotton and recycled denim, as well as improved chemical and water management practices, are being developed.
Brands like Purple Potato have forward thinking applied. Wait for my next post to learn more!