This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of GMO Answers for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
Where does the time go? All of the sudden it’s September which only means one thing in this industry: fashion week (or month, depending on how cool you are). We ooh and ahh and make lots of mental notes for the trends we want to incorporate in our future OOTD’s. It can be overwhelming and thrilling all at the same time, but I think there’s one trend we should all agree on: caring about our clothes.
What I mean by that is paying attention to the fabrics our clothes are made of and the environmental impact that making these fabrics have. It’s important to ask questions and be able to feel confident that the clothes we’re wearing are environmentally friendly. Cotton is one of the most common fabrics used in our clothes (and in so many other products we purchase), so farmers have been finding ways to meet these growing consumer demands. According to the National Cotton Council of America, we yield twice as much cotton today as we did in 1950. It’s necessary for our economy and for so many things we all use on a daily basis, but that doesn’t mean the environment has to suffer.
Thanks to innovations and new technologies in the agriculture industry, we can produce this much by producing GMO cotton.
When partnering with GMO Answers I did a little research, and found out that GMO cotton has a lot of pros to it. It takes less chemicals, land and machinery to grow it, therefore it minimizes the environmental footprint it leaves. Technology continues to evolve and create solutions for things… and at least for me, I never really thought much about it.
In all honesty, it’s the current political climate that’s really made me look more into it and care more about the effect I’m having on the future of our planet. There seem to be so many people out there that don’t realize the effect we can have, so it’s imperative that as many of us as possible pay attention to our contribution. I will admit, it took me a long time to get that, but lately I’ve been trying my best to do my part.
When you think about how much cotton we all use, wear, etc. It’s in everything from our linens to our cosmetics. Every inch of the plant can be used. Being able to grow this at the rate we’re accustomed to with less of a blow to the environment is essential.
Questions about GMOs or biotechnology? If you’re interested in learning more about GMO cotton or biotechnology, feel free to check out GMO Answers. It may give you a little more insight into what products you’re wearing, eating and using.
Environmentally-friendly is trendy in the way that stripes are trendy: it’s actually going to last forever and for good reason. That’s one trend that we all need to follow, and fast!
Check out my all cotton look below, because honestly that’s 99% of what I wear: