Thursday, September 3, 2009
This week, we have been focusing on laying the groundwork to start a business - doing some necessary things like deciding on a business structure and suppliers. These are all extremely important. But I thought I would take today to talk about some of the reasons we are so committed to producing sustainable clothing at Happy Banyan.
Unfortunately, beautiful fashion often comes at the expense of the environment. Much of the time, the production of textiles is done in a way that permanently damages non-renewable resources such as our waterways, our air, and our groundwater; harming marine life and entering our food chain along the way. Sometimes, production takes place in sweat shops by workers who are poorly paid and work long hours in horrible conditions.
These are a few of the many reasons we support sustainable clothing. Sustainable clothing avoids the depletion of natural resources and seeks to conserve an ecological balance between what is used and what is replaced. To protect our environment, we believe in using natural and organic fibers, reusing and recycling, and in the conservation of resources.
We believe it is time to change the way we consume, the way we produce goods, and the way we affect the environment. Join us in our commitment to the Earth!