Just today I came across a great site called re-dress.ie a website dedicated to providing information about fashion that is ethical sustainable and still beautiful (all things that are very important to me). When browsing the site I came across something that really unnerved me:
'200,000 cotton farmers commit suicide every year due to the debt they find themselves in.
Buying organic or fairtrade cotton ensures a fair price for the farmer and his family'
I already felt organic and fairtrade products are esstenial and it is hugely important to try and purchase them regualary, but never did I realise the impact of buying cotton clothing could have such an impact on others lives. Everyting we buy has a impact on the world around us we must make smarter choices.
P.S. Image and information sourced from re-dress.ie