Sustainable and toxin-free living

Sustainable and toxin-free living


Sustainability Labels for Clothes Are Here

Hand holding a sustainbility label over a box with shoes

Since the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act took effect in 1993, consumers, journalists, watchdogs, and the government have been able to determine the actual nutritional content of packaged foods. Rather than rely on vague and often distorted marketing promises, consumers are able to compare, for example, the sugar content in a soda to that of a sports drink. Armed with this knowledge, buyers, with the help of journalists who write on this topic, have been making educated decisions about the foods they bring home from the supermarket for nearly three decades.

But when it comes to fashion, do you know what’s “in” the clothing you buy? In other words, do you know how sustainable the fabric is? How toxic the manufacturing process is that produces those clothes? How the factory workers are paid and treated? Most importantly, wouldn’t you like to know all these things so the choices you make about what you put on your body are as educated as those you make about what you put in it?

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