Every small change we make to live a more eco-friendly life is a one step closer to saving our planet. As we become more aware of our earth’s issues, more people are willing to make changes to their lifestyles to help. Here are ten small changes that you can make in your everyday life to […]
There’s a new Inventorium space inside the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto. Recently Effort’s Eco-Essentials fabrics were part of a textile science educational exhibit/activity kit at the Science Centre teaching the difference between woven and knit textiles.
Have you ever stopped to think about what your clothes are actually made of? Fast fashion has a huge impact on our planet. What is fast fashion you ask? It is trendy low-quality clothing produced in mass and sold at super cheap prices. More often than not these items are worn only a few times, […]
I recently took up yoga and quickly found out that the type of fabric my workout wear was made of was crucial to my success and enjoyment. After hearing great things about bamboo clothing, I looked online to find clothing suitable for yoga.
Did you know that our skin is the largest organ in our bodies? It is critical to our overall health and wellness and deserves special care. Recently, more and more people are complaining of skin sensitivities. There are many different factors that can contribute including skin conditions such as eczema, environmental stressors (pollution, climate, etc) and harsh chemicals.
For the past 30 years, every New Years Resolution has been to eat healthier, go to the gym more and to lose weight. As I get older, I feel like I need to do more. This year I thought I’d be more eco-friendly and make an effort to become a better fashion consumer. I am […]
Effort’s bamboo and hemp clothing are perfect for travel offering the best in comfort, style and breathability. The hemp and bamboo fabrics high rate of absorbency means that perspiration is wicked away from the body allowing us to stay dry and comfortable in the hot and humid weather. And because of its antimicrobial properties, the clothes stayed fresher longer.
In an earlier post I talked about how much more eco-friendly hemp is compared to a few of the most common fabric alternatives, cotton and polyester. You can read about many of the positive attributes of hemp and how cotton and polyester compare here. In this post I’m covering off on some of the inherent issues with a few other very common fabrics. We are very passionate about the virtues of hemp, how much better it is for the environment, and how choosing clothes that use hemp can be a positive step for our planet.
Hemp is growing rapidly in popularity and a big reason is because it’s so eco-friendly. While there are many great uses for hemp, we wanted to point out a few of the specifics of what makes hemp so much better for the environment than other fabrics used specifically to manufacture clothing.