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DID U KNOW? – FASHION + ENVIRONMENT

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 – The fashion industry is the second largest user of water in the world. Pretty scary when there are almost 1 billion people in the world with no safe drinking water source.

 – Over 90 million items (or 2 million tones ) of clothing end up in land fill sites globally each year. (BBC – 2009)

 – 150 grams of pesticides and other agricultural chemicals are used to produce the cotton for just one t-shirt.

 – Sheep, alpaca, llamas and other wool-bearing animals contribute to the production of methane gas, a major greenhouse      gas.

–  60% of the greenhouse gases generated over the life of a simple tee shirt come from the typical 25 washings and machine    dryings. The carbon emissions created to generate the electricity used to wash clothing in warm temperature water and        warm temperature tumble dryers exceeds the carbon emissions created during the growing, manufacturing and shipping    of clothing.


So are we doomed? NO! We love fashion as much as you do! That is why we have Organic clothing which is soft to the skin and is made without the use of chemicals | pesticides.

Organic cotton is usually rain-fed, not irrigated, so it uses a lot less water. Organic cotton, as you probably know, is grown without the use of pesticides and insecticides. How is this done? Farmers use composted manures and cover-crops to replace synthetic fertilizers. Innovative weeding strategies are used instead of herbicides. Beneficial insects and trap-crops are used to control pests. Nature’s frost and water inducement prepare plants for harvest, instead of using toxic defoliants. We like organic cotton.

We encourage you to DETOX your wardrobe and start small make a commitment to buy at least one tee this festive season for you | your loved ones and see the difference you make to mother nature…..

Small steps at a time, is what we believe in ….. shop at www.douspeakgreen.in and challenge your boundaries.

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Organic Cotton Sales Soar in the UK

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Organic cotton clothing is a fashion statement of the future. It is not a mere trend but more and more the choice of shoppers in the United Kingdom and the world over daily.

 

UK sales of organic textiles are now estimated to be worth over £100m, while last year the SA saw the turnover of its 79 textile licensees

increase by 2% to £12m.

Four-fifths of demand comes from major retailers and brands incorporating organic cotton into their manufacturing.

Major retailers such as H&M have also shown an increase in the sales of their product. While genetically modified crop is still being used by some manufacturers, the turn to organic is much more prevalent now than ever before.

Do U Speak Green? showcased its wares earlier this year at Pure London to great reviews and fanfare. The moral of the story? Go green because it’s comfortable, better for the environment, fashionable and now a proven product in the public marketplace.

To be green is an excellent feeling because you know that each purchase you’ve made has in fact made a positive change in the world around you. Think on that, greenie.

 

 

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