Here’s How Buying an EcoTee Helps Save the Planet
Sunseed Staff - May 14th, 2020
With so many problems going on in the world, buying a new t-shirt probably isn’t a top priority. But what if we told you that buying an environmentally sustainable t-shirt could help save the world?
We’re not talking about a shirt with some catchy saying printed on it, we’re talking about the EcoTee.
Let’s get into a little visualization:
Imagine yourself unfolding a neatly packaged EcoTee. Feel the rush of positive energy running through your body. Wanna know what that is? The feeling of being a hero.
Although it may seem a little dramatic, it’s true. Keep reading to find out what happens when you buy an EcoTee.
Thousands of Marine Creatures Will Be Saved
Have you ever wondered where plastic goes once you throw it in the trash? While most it gets sent to a landfill, at least 14 billion pounds of plastic gets dumped in the ocean.
This means that the habitat of marine life is polluted with harmful materials. To illustrate, one plastic bag could kill numerous marine creatures.
One EcoTee is made with four recycled plastic bottles. So, buying one t-shirt is like stopping four plastic water bottles from polluting the ocean. Buying a t-shirt may not seem like a huge gesture, but it could save thousands of sea creatures.
Natural Resources Will Be Saved
A whopping 97 percent of what goes into making fast fashion comes from new resources. This adds up to 98 million tons of natural resources being used to produce synthetic materials and toxic clothing dyes.
Clothing made from recycled materials reduce the pressure on natural resources and help mitigate climate change.
How does buying an EcoTee help conserve resources? Each t-shirt is made with sustainable fabric. So, you can rest assured that you’re not contributing to pollution or global warming.
You and Your Community Will Be Healthier
Fast fashion items undergo an extensive chemical process before they’re sold to consumers. These dyes can cause disease and even death in those who manufacture those garments.
Also, our skin absorbs what we put on it, including chemicals from clothing. The EcoTee isn’t made with toxic dyes, so you’re not harming your health or the environment.
More Workers Will Have Safer and Fair Work Conditions
Most clothing items on the market are manufactured in harsh (and almost inhumane) conditions. Garment workers face long hours and unacceptable safety conditions. They also sometimes endure verbal and physical abuse.
Eco-friendly clothing brands advocate for providing fair conditions and wages for their workers. Purchasing from eco-friendly brands gives you peace of mind knowing that your clothing was ethically made.
Will You Help Save the Planet?
Ethical shopping has a greater impact than you realize. Upcycled, organic, or recycled materials reduce our use of resources and helps to restore a balance between people and the planet.
Eco-friendly buying also supports progressive companies that work to facilitate fair and humane work conditions.
Do heroes were capes? Nope. They wear Eco-Tees.