Organic cotton and hemp clothing are continuing to be very hip. Use of eco-friendly fabrics and materials has been increasing dramatically over the last several years. And now, this movement is influencing the fashion industry. For them: green is the new black.
“With Seventh Avenue proclaiming that ‘green is the new black,’ we can expect a surge in fashion innovations in response to climate change,” said Jo Paoletti, a professor at the University of Maryland and an expert in design and fashion.
It will mean not only debates about the benefits of cotton versus polyester or other fabrics, but likely future innovations such as smart clothes that monitor and adjust to body temperature to reduce the need for air conditioning and heating, she added.
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Most Americans have many, many more clothes in their closet than they can wear. And I think they’re aware of that,” Paoletti added.
The average person in the U.S. throws away nearly 70 pounds of clothing and textiles a year, according to the Council for Textile Recycling in the United States.
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