Dress: Mina Dress by Reformation
How cool is it to wear a floral dress made by a company that cares about the environment?! The flowy fabric is perfect for a warm Dallas day. I love Reformation because all of their clothes are produced by responsible manufacturing practices, using sustainable methods, and materials. Fashion is the third most polluting industry in the world and the production of clothes uses valuable resources like water and energy.
Fast fashion churns out massive amounts of clothes each year, most of which are thrown away after a short time. Many of the materials used, like polyester and nylon are not biodegradable. Cotton sounds like an appealing choice (because the commercials make it sound so lovely), but cotton requires a lot of water to grow and is one of the most chemically-dependent crops in the world. Think about the possible health risk of wearing those chemicals on your skin!! And, the chemicals from cotton farms can run-off into our water supply causing other potential problems. If you are going to wear cotton, try to choose organic cotton whenever possible.
Today, over a billion people (yes a billion!) don’t have access to safe water and most people don’t realize the impact of the fashion industry on water consumption. In fact, the fashion industry is the second largest consumer and polluter of water. The processing and manufacturing of clothes uses a HUGE amount of water. For example, it takes approximately 900 gallons of water to produce one pair of jeans!
Reformation tries to reduce the environmental impact of their garments by choosing more sustainable fabrics like Tencel and flax linen and using domestic suppliers and factories as much as possible. Cheers to Reformation and their commitment to sustainable fashion!