Eco-Friendly Fashion & Health Tips. 

It has been found that the Fashion Industry is the second-largest polluter in the world, following oil. This ranges from water pollution, water consumption, rainforest destruction, greenhouse gas emissions, and waste accumulation. In many of the countries that clothes are produced, it has been found that much of the untreated, toxic waste gets dumped into surrounding waterways. A staggering 1.5 Trillion litres of water is used every year by the fashion industry. Want to help? Check out some of our tips below! 

  • There is nothing wrong with buying clothes from a charity or vintage shop.

  • Not only are you helping the planet, if you buy from a charity Shop you are donating to a charitable cause. 

  • Purchasing second-hand saves clothes from going to waste. 

  • The more we purchase fast fashion the more we encourage waste and sweatshops. 

Purchase Second Hand

  • Plastic cotton buds are not recyclable.

  • You can purchase sustainable bamboo buds instead- Check out our Eco-Products page!

  • The Cotton Bud Project can provide you with more information:

  • www.cottonbudproject.org.uk

Avoid Cotton Buds

  • Disposable nappies are extremely difficult to recycle and an astonishing 3 billion nappies per year go to landfills.

  • By using cloth diapers you can reuse them again and again!

Use Reusable Nappies

  • Companies like Colgate still use palm oil, which they promised to stop using years ago. This is causing deforestation across the planet.

  • Leading toothpaste brands are packaged in plastic and can take 100's of years to decompose. 

  • Alternatively, you can purchase eco-friendly or, make your own. 

  • If you choose to make your own toothpaste, the homemade ingredients are the same as many commercial tubes of toothpaste - Bicarbonate of soda, vegetable glycerine, and peppermint oil. 

  • Check out our Eco-Friendly Product Page for different products you can switch to. 

Use Eco-Friendly Toothpaste

  • Standard shampoo bottles contain up to 95% water, so you're essentially spending a lot of your money on water. 

  • Shampoo bars last so much longer and are not wrapped in plastic. 

  • You can purchase shampoo bars from your local Lush store, online or other health and beauty stores.

  • Shampoo bars save your money, the planet, and your hair!

  • Check out our Eco-Friendly Product Page for different products you can switch to. 

Switch To Eco-Friendly Shampoo

  • Rather than buying clothes that you will only wear once, invest in clothes that you will want to wear for a very long time. 

  • This will reduce the need for buying clothes on a regular basis.  

  • Don't just buy for the sake of it!

Purchase Classic

  • Makeup wipes are terrible for the environment. 

  • According to experts, wet wipes can take up to 100 years to decompose.

  • Check out our Eco-Products page for eco-friendly options!

Stop Using Makeup Wipes

  • Women use around 11,000 sanitary products in a lifetime. In the UK alone that's about 200,000 tonnes of waste per year!

  • By swapping your tampons and sanitary towels for reusable moon cups, you will save money and reduce waste! 

  • Alternatively, switch to eco-friendly pads and tampons. 

  • Check out our Eco-Friendly Product Page for different products you can switch to. 

Switch To Eco-Friendly Period Products

  • There are eco-friendly bath products that decompose properly and help to drastically reduce plastic waste.

  • There are bamboo alternatives, such as bamboo razors that are sustainably sourced. You could even go for an electric razor over plastic disposable so that it lasts for many years.  

  • Check out our Eco-Friendly Product Page for different products you can switch to. 

Use Eco-Friendly Bath Products

  • Lots of accessories are made out of plastic and are often not recyclable. 

  • If you buy accessories, make sure that they are items you will wear for a long time. 

Buy Less Accessories

  • According to author Stephen Leahy's it takes 2,000 gallons (7,600 liters) of water to make a pair of jeans. 

  • Fast fashion creates so much waste and is one of the largest contributors to the climate crisis. By avoiding buying fast fashion and purchasing unnecessary goods, you are helping create a healthier planet.

Buy Less Clothes

  • Mend your old clothes.

  • Rather than causing waste, you could sew holes or transform them into something completely new!

  • There are plenty of YouTube tutorials if you aren't sure how to.

  • Be creative! You could turn your clothes into something different, like maybe a quilt or a kitchen towel?

Make Do & Mend 

  • There are many reasons why spray deodorants are bad for the environment, but also your own health! 

  • The packaging is often not recycled, so going for an eco-friendly alternative can hugely reduce the amount of waste you produce. 

  • The chemicals used in aerosols have been found to be harmful to the surrounding environment and human health. 

  • Follow this link we found for more information:

  • www. naturalquestproducts.com/top-10-reasons-why-deodorants-are-bad-for-environment/

Use Eco-Friendly Deodrant

  • There is now eco-friendly dental floss.

  • Most common dental floss is made from bad materials that do not decompose properly. 

  • You can even purchase eco-friendly floss on Amazon. 

  • Check out our Eco-Friendly Products page.

Switch To Eco-Friendly Dental Floss

  • A large portion of the energy used whilst washing your clothes is expended on heating the water, so, if you can, always opt for a lower temperature.

Wash Your Clothes On A Low Temperature