We are all very familiar with the current climate crisis. At Inner Waves, we believe that plant-based living is part of the solution to the planetary issues we all must face together.
The meat, dairy and petroleum industries are at the top of the list when it comes to the industries that are the largest contributors to climate change. Near the top of that same list is the garment industry!
Most of us have heard that eating more plants and less animal products is not only better for the planet, but also, better for your health. However, many of us are not aware that wearing clothing made with plant-based & natural fibers will go a long way toward lessening our environmental impact on the planet at this crucial time. It is also a better choice for health.
At Inner Waves, our motto is “Wear Plants not Plastic”. While there are no perfect fibers for fabric, they all have a cost to the environment, we believe the best choices for clothing are minimally processed plant-based fibers and dyes.
Plant-based Clothing is Better For The Planet
Unfortunately, most yoga clothing is made out of polyester - obviously not a plant-based fabric! Below are just a few alarming facts about polyester clothing.
- 70 Million gallons of oil a year are used to make polyester fibers in our clothes. From waterproof jackets to blouses, trousers, skirts and yes, millions of units of yoga clothing, polyester is everywhere.
- All polyester fabrics, even the recycled poly fabrics, are constantly shedding micro plastics into our environment at an alarming rate.
- Every year a half a million tons of plastic microfibers are dumped into the ocean, the equivalent of 50 billion plastic bottles!
- Microfibers cannot be extracted from the water, and they are spreading throughout the food chain.
Plant-based Clothing is Better For Your Health
Choosing organic plant-based fiber clothing not only helps keep our waterways clean and helps keep micro plastics out of our oceans, it is also better for your own personal health. Your skin is your body's largest organ and can absorb chemicals from petroleum-based fibers (polyester) and toxic dyes and fabric finishers into your blood stream and circulate through to crucial organs.
At Inner Waves we are doing our best to bring you exceptional, plant-based organic yoga clothing that is Better for You and Better for the Planet. Join us on our plant-based journey!