Inside - Out: April 2018
By Carol Gill, Undercovers Intimate Apparel

Quality means affordable and eco friendly!

It is thought by many that quality products are too expensive and not affordable by most.

Reality is, quality products are designed to last longer and when pro-rated by use over their life span are cheaper than most bargain or budget items. This has been a lesson I have tried to teach for many years. Growing up without much money taught me to appreciate quality and budget.

Lately a new element has entered the picture. I find it even more important and very disturbing. Our environment is suffering as a result of our desire for inexpensive and large quantities of goods. It is enjoyable to have lots of things. But when our consumptive habits end-up in the trash, we are adding to a worldwide waste problem.

We have been shipping our waste products off shore for recycling and digging more holes in which to dump. Other countries are now refusing to take our so called recyclable waste and our landfills are filling at an alarming rate.

As one of the most affluent countries of the world, our consumption of goods is enormous. We are also projecting to the world an unsustainable image for those less fortunate to immolate.

All of this has become of major concern in the fashion industry which has traditionally produced five seasons a year. Now the onset of “Fast Fashion”, new goods every six weeks, is training us the consumer to buy for the moment and toss.

It is important to understand that even if you are buying natural products you can be contributing to our world’s problems.

Cotton and bamboo require large amounts of water in both the growth and fabric production process.

Rayon which is made from pine trees and Modal which is made from ash trees also affect the environment both in growth and production.

There are new fabrics made from recycled fabric and waste products which may reduce some of the environmental impact but because they require more man power to produce are usually a bit more expensive.

We are at a tipping point where we are going to have to make some tough decisions about how we spend our money. It means taking the time to learn more before we buy, choosing products with more versatility and planning our wardrobes for maximum use. It is the role of small business to assist you with your specialty needs. We are all here for you and our ever changing world.

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