On the sunniest day in Winter Park Fl, an idea came to surface into my mind. Fashion is everlasting. Fashion is an interesting subject altogether. With it’s history, evolution, and glamour, fashion speaks for itself. I write on my MacBook Pro underneath a canopy to shade me from the sun. Then I think to myself, fashion is in the moment; it takes in the days from yesterday and turns it into tomorrow.
Thursday March 29, 2012: Eco Friendly Fashion
After playing tennis, I decided to make myself a fresh ginger and honey bath. While I was soaking, my mind was not at ease as it usually is in such a setting; my sandalwood incense burning its warm, sweet aroma into the air. I thought about how everything I do has a purpose, and that can become overwhelming sometimes. As fashionistas we are consumers. Could you imagine a world where the last bit of natural resources are extremely scarce and limited? We are beginning to get to that point, sooner than we think. We shouldn’t dwell about it in fear, but we should know how our carbon footprint can be reduced in our mortal world. We need to strive as a people to reduce our carbon footprint by a term called, “Carbon offsetting.” In return, it will preserve our human race for our future generations. I worry about my younger cousins , unborn child, and humanity itself these days. But, I started this year focused on positive thinking. As creative beings we have endless possibilities to improve our future. This is why you should never feel there is nothing you can do to make a difference. It begins with every individual.
Fashionable Ways to Reduce your Carbon Footprint
- Shop for recycled or handmade merchandise: In return, you will get cleaner air due to less manufacturing.
- Buy local and organic food: If you have a Whole Foods around your area, invest in their eggs, mill, and fruits. Their fair trade production policy will most likely insure to have eco friendly regulations. Shopping locally will also reduce fumes into the atmosphere by limiting car use. Way to be environmentally active! Plus, organic is a chic way to be healthy.
- Recycle!!!: If this world was more focused on reusing then constantly consuming, we would be far better off then we are now. Just go take a look at the statistics in water bottles we use and don’t recycle. Like water, things should cycle back to us, as much as we possibly can. It also gives you a sense of preservation; something you can feel admirable about. Alternately, carry a refillable container, preferably an aluminum bottle.
- Unplug/Reduce: Unplugging laptops, phone charges, and tv’s while you’re not using them allows for a great reduction of the energy that we would otherwise be wasting.