What with plastic baubles, energy-guzzling fairy lights, and a mountain of gifts, packaging and wrapping paper at the foot of the Christmas tree, it's fair to say this is not the most eco-friendly time of the year.
It can be tricky to keep your ecological footprint low when you need to buy something new. This is where ethical brands come in, offering sustainability and a relatively low environmental impact.
Given the ecological footprint of our products and goods manufacturing, it is important to extend their use and life.
The textile industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world. From the manufacture of raw materials to the distribution of finished products, the impact on the environment of clothing companies is significant and only a few act to reduce their impact on climate change.
According to the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), green growth means "promoting economic growth and development, while ensuring that natural assets continue to provide environmental resources and services on which our well-being is based"
In a few days it will be Black Friday, a perfect symbol of overconsumption, and a synonym for the overproduction of goods involving tremendous amounts of often non-renewable resources, and pollution.