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What is "Sustainable Clothing" - Definition & Explanation

Sustainable clothing and sustainable fashion is very subjective. Clothing that reduces the environmental impact. Clothing that supports and nourishes the earth and the lives of all people involved in the processes of growing, manufacturing and distributing the clothing. Reuse and recycling, organic fibers, Free Trade worker conditions, and animal welfare are important principles for sustainable clothing and fashion, but it isn't necessary to have them all together.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

Sometimes called "Wild Silk' it is the product of the uncultivated silkworm-- more uneven, coarser and stronger than true or cultivated silk. Tussah takes dye poorly and is therefore often woven in...
Colloquial term for upholsterer. Before pneumatic staplers, upholstery was commonly attached to frames with tacks. An upholsterer would put tacks in his/her mouth (which is why many were advertized...
A yarn that is spun using pre-dyed fibers. These fibers are blended together to give a particular look. (For example, black and white may be blended together to create a grey heathered yarn.) The...
A traditional fabric utilizing a satin weave construction to achieve a lustrous fabric surface. Satin is a traditional fabric for evening and wedding garments. Typical examples of satin weave fabrics...
This term can refer to either 'seamless knitting' (See Seamless Knitting), or 'welding/bonding technology', which uses a bonding agent to attach two pieces of fabric together, and eliminates the need...

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