Piñatex is a vegan leather made from the fibers of pineapple leaves. This is a great option because more of the pineapple plant can be used instead of going to waste.
Cork is harvested from a cork oak tree that absorbs more CO2 in the atmosphere than most trees. It can support plants and animal species and helps the ecosystem thrive. It is a great option for sustainable fabric.
Linen is made from the flax plant, a versatile crop in which all of its parts can be used. When it is untreated or dyed, linen is fully biodegradable.
Cotton is one of the most used fabrics, but growing cotton uses a lot of water. But organic cotton uses less water and less energy than conventional cotton. It's perfect for light clothing.
Sheep need to be sheared regularly, generally one to two times per year, to be comfortable. The wool regrows so no animals need to be butchered in the process.
Silk is a biodegradable product that is a renewable resource. It uses less water, chemicals, and electricity than many other fibers. Silk is made by silkworms and as a result is not a vegan product.
If you’re looking for clothing brands that use sustainable fabrics from ethical resources, here are 2 brands that you can check out: Pact in Colorado, US & Kotn in Toronto, Canada.
Danielle is a DIY/craft/sewing blogger on DIYDanielle.com. She loves to write about projects that she makes for her small farm, her children, and her home.