Plastic in Clothing: The Shocking Truth

Plastic in Clothing: The Shocking Truth and Embracing a Greener Fashion Future | Vertemode

Did you know that almost 70% of the world's clothing is made of plastic-based fibers? Discover the shocking truth behind the fashion industry's reliance on materials like polyester, nylon, and acrylic, and their detrimental impact on the environment. In this blog post, we explore the importance of making eco-friendly fashion swaps in your daily routine to reduce waste, carbon footprint, and contribute to a more sustainable world. Join Vertemode in taking action and embracing a greener fashion future through conscious choices and sustainable alternatives.

But don't lose hope! The path to a sustainable fashion future lies in creativity and innovation. We need to rethink the design of raw materials, ensuring they have a second life in mind. Retailers also play a crucial role by integrating sustainability into every step of the value chain – from product distribution to store displays. Every decision counts.

It's a collective effort that demands action from fashion manufacturers and governments alike. At Vertemode, we've made a commitment to reduce waste and minimize our carbon footprint by only promoting sustainable materials and high quality garments. However, we believe in empowering individuals like you to make a difference too. By raising awareness about the negative effects of plastic in clothing, we can ignite a powerful wave of change. Here are 10 earth-friendly fashion items you can opt for in 2023. 

1. Organic Cotton Denim Maxi Skirt - Black – Verte Mode

The epitome of a black denim maxi skirt. Made from GOTS certified organic cotton, the Mariah Denim Maxi skirt has an elegant a-line shape that is flattering and versatile for everyday wear and also perfect paired with heels for bold evening looks.

Organic Cotton Denim Maxi Skirt - Black – Verte Mode

2. Tencel Lyocell Oversized Button-up Dress - Black – Verte Mode

This oversized button-up dress comes in 100% TENCEL™ Lyocell a stand collar and half sleeves with accent stitching and exaggerated wide hem sleeves. The dye of Licorice & Sommerhus are GOTS certified. The buttons are Eco-rozo, recycled buttons made from tagua waste.

Tencel Lyocell Oversized Button-up Dress - Black – Verte Mode

3. Hand Knitted Wool Cocoon Oversized Cardigan - Black – Verte Mode

This conscious cocoon cardigan features a deep V neckline, long sleeves, knitted design, a bespoke button closure down the front in mid-length and an oversized fit. Made in Java, Indonesia and partly hand-knitted with 100% RWS-certified responsible wool. Designed in delicate earth tones with a cocoon feel. GOTS certified dye. Buttons from recycled polyester

 

4. Rectangular Recycled Plastic Sunglasses - Green Matcha – Verte Mode

Modern & bold frames made with high-quality eco-materials and recycled plastic, thereby reducing emission of greenhouse gases & limiting energy consumption.  85% sustainable. (15% are the lens, but we’re working on it!) 
Available in: Marble Green, Nude, Tortoise & Grey.
5. Recycled Ocean Plastic Hangers - Green 10pk – Verte Mode
These hangers are made from 100% recycled material gather in the ocean or intercepted before entering the ocean. QR code on packaging take you our traceability page where we highlight local leaders that run MRPs (Micro Recycling Plants). These hangers were designed never to break and never take up space in a landfill. Packaging is cut and screen printed by a local single mom's group learning a new skill.
6. Tulip Grid Women's Sheer Socks- Small Batch Made – Verte Mode

Say hello to the all time favorite color combo! Checkered style in forest green with pink cotton accents on sheer mesh crew socks. All of our pieces are ethically made, vegan, and produced in small batches. Hand-wash with care.

7. Reversible Blouse Mint Green Top – Verte Mode

Reversible blouse with a round neck or V-neck. Loose, flowing sleeves with boxwood buttons 100% French Made.100% Tencel™ OEKO-TEX® 100 certified. Production : Made in France

8. Organic Cotton Low Canvas Sneakers- Green – Verte Mode

Our OCA Low Green embodies the hue that is deeply embedded in Rio's DNA. From the tropical Tijuca Forest to the lush foilage of Jardim Botânico, the vibrant color of this sneaker encapsulates the natural beauty of Rio, and the spirit of CARIUMA. Handcrafted using a robust organic cotton canvas, the OCA Low Canvas exists at the intersection of functionality and style. With our 100% vegan insoles – made from cork and organic mamona oil – these sneakers ensure optimal comfort and a perfect fit. OCA Low boasts a unique cap toe design and a fully-stitched rubber outsole, for a lightweight yet durable shoe with an extended lifespan.

9. Budapest Organic Cotton Poplin Oversized Shirt in Cloud White – Verte Mode

An ethically produced statement staple, this A-Line wide fit shirt aspires for longevity suitable for all-season round, perfect for layering in the cooler months and as an effortless throw on for the summer. As all of our pieces, this shirt is manufactured in a transparent supply chain that works with certified farmers and manufacturers from seed to garment. GOTS Certified Organic Cotton Poplin. The buttons made from Eco-rozo, recycled buttons made from tagua waste. Comes in FSC-Certified recycled paper packaging, which can be repurposed for storage. Dyed with OEKO-TEX® Certified dye.

10. Sustainable Organic Cotton Overalls – Verte Mode

The shape of things to come, this overall is the new modern shape of cool. Adjustable button straps, two side pockets, front body pocket, two back pockets. 

 

But don't lose hope! The path to a sustainable fashion future lies in creativity and innovation. We need to rethink the design of raw materials, ensuring they have a second life in mind. Retailers also play a crucial role by integrating sustainability into every step of the value chain – from product distribution to store displays. Every decision counts.

It's a collective effort that demands action from fashion manufacturers and governments alike. At Vertemode, we've made a commitment to reduce waste and minimize our carbon footprint. However, we believe in empowering individuals like you to make a difference too. By raising awareness about the negative effects of plastic in clothing, we can ignite a powerful wave of change.

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