Green Fashionista

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Natural fabrics May 23, 2010

Filed under: clothes,fabric — Anne @ 12:03 am

I’ve always preferred wearing clothing made from natural fibers and I thought that this would limit me to wearing clothes made of cotton, wool, silk, and linen.  Recently, however, I’ve started to expand my repertoire, spending a bit of time researching other natural fabrics.

In particular, I’ve been considering bamboo and hemp clothing.  Bamboo grows very quickly and is considered highly renewable (yay!).  Hemp clothing is imported from China because hemp is made from the same plant as marijuana (which cannot be grown in the U.S.).  I’m not sure whether it’s environmentally-friendly to ship clothes halfway around the world, so I haven’t looked for hemp fashions.

Some other natural fibers include banana, milk protein, jute, ramie, and pineapple, although I haven’t come across these fabrics in my search for clothes.  (Before I buy them online, I’d like to touch them to see how they feel.)