Many smart shoppers are talking about eco-clothing these days. People are becoming increasingly aware of materials used in the products they buy, and how they are manufactured. Designers are looking for ways to incorporate materials from sustainable resources.

Eco clothing lines are those which are designed in such a way as to maintain harmony with nature.

Consumers should be on the lookout to support products that are organic, recycled, and created with as little waste as possible. Once the demand for an alternative product increases, manufacturers have no choice but to make more of it.  Many modern consumers are looking for products with small carbon footprints.

But currently, eco-clothing has a relatively small market share in the fashion industry and it might take a few more years before it goes mainstream. It is more expensive than typical clothing, but one advantage it has over the average clothing is that eco-clothing is stronger, higher quality, and generally lasts longer.

There are different types of eco clothing. Most of them are made from natural materials, such as organic cotton, soy, bamboo, leather alternatives, and a lot more.

Bamboo fabric is one type of material used in eco-clothing. It is a natural textile, made from the pulp of the bamboo. It is both strong and light at the same time, which makes it a viable alternative fabric, for clothing use.

When it has not been spun yet, bamboo fiber looks a lot like cotton. Bamboo grass can grow without the use of insecticides, and it can grow fast. The process of making bamboo fiber doesn’t require chemicals or bleaches that can harm the environment.

Bamboo also grows very quickly, so that it is replaced very soon after it is harvested.  Since any living plant produces oxygen, a  plant that grows back quickly after being cut down is good for helping maintain oxygen levels in the environment.

Another type of eco clothing is clothing made from organic cotton. It is just like regular cotton except it is grown without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. The process of growing organic cotton has a low impact on the environment; it replenishes well, and its soil maintains fertility. Acceptance of organic cotton is growing, and more cotton farmers are now switching to organic methods.

Recycled fleece is used to create another type of eco clothing. This fabric is made from recycled soda bottles. Though it is not a natural fiber, it is considered environment-friendly because it’s made from recycled materials. Recycled fleece is used to make outerwear, soft-soled baby shoes, and diaper covers.

These are just a few of the different types of eco clothing currently available on the market.  There are still other types of eco clothing out there.

When you’re shopping, make sure to check clothing labels to see what your new garments are made of. If you want to be socially and environmentally responsible, buying and using eco-clothing is the right thing to do.