Shop Consciously at Priest London.
The impact of fashion is the third most polluting industry in the world. When shopping for new items, being conscious means ensuring you know where your clothes come from and the impact they have on the environment. We've gathered most of the materials used at Priest London below to help you track your fashion footprint - Each material has a footprint that they leave on the earth, so purchase quality pieces that have minimal impact on our planet.
1KG of Cotton
Impact: 1KG of Cotton takes 10,000l water & 28kg carbon to produce.
The alternative: Organic & Recycled Cotton
Look out for the certifications like the GOTS certified organic logo
1KG of Linen
Linen has a low environmental impact as it is a natural fibre that comes from the stems of the flax plant. It uses considerably fewer resources than cotton or polyester (such as water, energy, pesticides, insecticides, fertilisers).
Impact: 1KG of Linen takes 2,067l water & 15kg carbon to produce.
The alternative: Organic & recycled linen
1KG of Polyester
Polyester requires intense amounts of energy to produce and is non-biodegradable
Impact: 1KG of Polyester takes 78l water & 21kg carbon to produce.
The alternative: Recycled or certified polyester, Econyl
1KG of Silk
Silk is derived from the silkworm and is a renewable source. However, the chemicals produced when creating silk and the silkworm is killed when using conventional methods
Impact: 1KG of Silk takes 58,150l water & 25kg carbon to produce.
The alternative: Peace silk, Organic silk
1KG of Viscose
Viscose is a semi-synthetic fibre that is made from trees such as pine. The wood pulp that viscose is made from is manufactured by treating it with chemicals meaning it is still a pollutant to earth, despite being a plant based fibre
Impact: 1KG of Viscose takes 3,829l water & 30kg carbon to produce.
The alternative: Lyocell & Responsibly sourced viscose. Also see Priest London garments made from organic cotton, hemp, and linen, and ensure natural dyes are used
1KG of Wool
Wool, whilst a renewable natural fibre, practices in sheep farming has significant impacts on the environment such as the methane gas sheep produce - a gas that is 25 times worse for global warming than CO2.
Impact: 1KG of Wool takes 2,237l water & 46kg carbon to produce.
The alternative: Organic & Recycled wool
1KG of Leather
Toxic chemicals are used to transform the skins into wearable leather.