Sustainably Chic

Sustainable Clothing Good for the Earth & your Body

Fashion, Fashion Pt. 3Natalie Kay


Have you ever thought about the amount of chemicals the average t-shirt holds? From the pesticide-treated cotton to toxic azo-dyes for color, it seems as if every step of the way a new chemical is added into the mix. What we wear on our body, ends up in our body so why aren't we taking the necessary precautions when it comes to our clothes? Better yet, why not choose clothing that is actually beneficial to our body? With Sustain, you can! Kat, the creator, had particularly sensitive skin, and it took a while for her to figure out the rashes were caused by the clothing she wore. All the chemicals were too much, and she needed to find a solution. Having difficulty finding brands who used healthy fabrics, she decided to venture out on her own. Sustain is made for everyday  - from work to home to dinner out. The best part of it all, not only are the fabrics eco-friendly but they benefit your health, as well. 

I'm wearing the Indi-go shirt made from 100% ayurvedically dyed organic cotton. So what does this mean? This shirt is dyed using a form of ayurvedic medicine called Ayuvastra, the notion your skin absorbs the chemicals {good or bad} within your clothing. The National Institutes of Health has proven your skin does indeed absorb the chemicals found in your shirt. Crazy right?! However, it totally makes sense and I've figured this to be true for many years. To know there is a process of dyeing which can take advantage of our skin's absorption properties is pretty amazing. The Indi-go shirt is dyed with medicinal plants helping to detoxify and improve your skin. Some of the plants include; ficus, nettle, indigo, neem, pomegranate, Indian ginseng, and white sandalwood.

Plus, this top doesn't stop here... it has positive social and environmental impact, too! {Clearly, they know what a sustainable garment is ;)}

The fabric is made by handloomers and dyers who are a part of a non-profit focused on the sustainable development of marginalized traditional weaving communities within India. After the weaving and dyeing process, the fabric is shipped to LA to be made into Sustain clothing at a family-run manufacturer. Rosa and her husband have been manufacturing in downtown LA for over 20 years, and have been such an asset to Sustain's growing team. To address the environmental impact, the Indi-go shirt is made from organic cotton with natural plant dyes so the entire garment is completely biodegradable with a minuscule carbon footprint. The Indi-go deserves 5 starts for its fit, quality & positive environmental, social & health impact. 

Sustain also uses GOTS Certified Organic Cotton and Peace Silk in their other designs. Peace Silk is a very interesting fabric as it's a non-violent form of silk where the moth has completed its transformation and left the cocoon. To shop their entire collection, click here.

Now we can look good, protect the planet & help our skin at the same time!! 

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