Decades ago, clothes were built to last and styles were timeless. These days, fabrics are cheap, fads are passing, and the realities of our disposable wardrobes are stark. But clothing made with self-proclaimed sustainable or eco-friendly fabrics are not the only aspect of making a green garment, despite clearly being an important component of evolving your wardrobe.Sustainable fashion means you’ve been given the information of where the clothing comes from, who makes it and what it’s processed with to ensure the item is worthy of the eco-friendly message it’s sporting.

Here’s a critical primer on commonly found natural and eco-friendly fabrics, assured to help you ask the right questions and revamp your wardrobe as mindfully as possible.

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