Sustainable Fashion

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Did you ever think you would dress yourself in an outfit made out of plastic bottles or skateboards? Look into the future my friend, see the light!

Beyond The Label hosted a Sustainable Fashion Show last night in Santa Monica. Different clothing brands showed their work, which is all made out of recycled textiles and other materials. Everything on the runway was sustainable. From the shoes, clothes, to the make up the models wore. Pretty cool! And it shows that it’s possible to make great clothing without causing unnecessary damage to the environment.

Each year more than 89 million tons of municipal solid waste gets composed – in the US alone. So that shirt that’s been laying around in the back of your closet for years that you just throw away will have extremely negative effects on the environment. To produce the amount of cotton for one single shirt it can take up to 2,700 liters of water. For one shirt! That’s insane!

I mean I think we all know about how bad waste is for the environment, but how many does really make the biggest effort to change their recycling habits? Honestly, people… I don’t… But we should! Beyond The Label really showed how sustainability can be fun and fashionable, and how we all can get better at recycling and make sure we donate our old clothes for reuse. Put the sweet, sexy, and sassy in sustainable and be aware of how you waste and shop – til you drop. Dead. Kidding. Maybe. What?

The brands at the fashion show with links to their websites:

Bead & Reel – Women’s apparel
LA Relaxed – Women’s apparel

Sita Couture  – Women’s apparel
Mink Shoes – Women’s shoes
Outerknown – Men’s apparel
prAna – Men’s and Women’s fashion with focus on active wear

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