Green living is now 'a no new topic.' Everyone's talking about it and most
of them are actually contributing towards making our planet some more eco
friendly. Green clothing is now one of the most accepted fashion trends- and
that too with a cause! So, how can Indian woman stay behind with all this
country's historical traditions of natural clothing? How can any one forget
khadi- the most eco- friendly and natural fabric that has given great
reputation to Indian fashion too. Let's see what types of natural and
is available for Indian women at eco-friendly cloth stores.
The bamboo fibers, obtained from the pulp of
bamboo plants make eco- friendly fabrics. The anti-microbial and
moisture-retention properties of bamboo clothes are ideal for Indian
conditions. Bamboo sarees and dress materials for
, etc. have
already been developed to let women experience green living. Bamboo fabric
is smooth, soft, antibacterial and a luxurious fabric. A bamboo saree, in
fact, is almost similar to silk
when touched. And the good news is that a bamboo saree is
comparatively less expensive than other sarees because a kilogram of bamboo
yarn costs under Rs.100 to be produced and just 250 grams of it is required
for making a sari. However, one must always make sure, before buying any
bamboo clothing, that it is made of mechanically processed bamboo fibers.
Chemical processing is not at all environmental friendly.
Hemp Clothing and Fashion Accessories
Hemp fibers look like jute fibers when raw but they are far more softer and
are used not only for making clothes but many other products too. One can
easily find jeans, skirts and shirts
dresses, hats, women bags
and even hemp jewelry. So, now fashion accessories that women carry can also
be called eco- friendly! One need not worry about the quality of any hemp
product as hemp is very strong and lightweight at the same time. It is also
absorbent, mold-resistant, and even UV rays resistant. Perhaps this is why,
people these days prefer to have hemp clothing as their outdoor wear.
Organic Cotton Clothing
No other green clothing has been so
popular as organic cotton is. In fact, the top fashion designers for
these days prefer using organic cotton for their new designer
lines. Although cotton clothing is considered to be the top natural clothing
but while growing traditional cotton, insecticides, herbicides and synthetic
fertilizers are extensively used that do not let it remain eco-friendly.
Organic cotton is grown without pesticides or genetically- altered seeds and
with the help of sustainable methods of crop rotation. This makes the
clothes made from it truly organic clothing. Apart from the organic
, Indian women
are particularly obsessive about
made from organic cotton.