Founder Courtney Barriger Asks "Can I Wear This?"
Fashion is the second largest polluter of the worlds fresh water. So much of this happens when fabrics are printed with toxic dyes. Unfortunately when these fabrics make it to landfills, they contaminate our waters yet again, taking hundreds of years to breakdown. In North America, over 10.5 tons of textile waste are sent to landfills each year. That’s about 30 times as heavy as the Empire State Building.
The solution is to create fabric out of fibers that do not require toxic materials to breakdown. Hemp, bamboo, and eucolyptus are some of the safest plant based materials we have to work with when they are non-GMO organic.
Another solution is to eighty-six fabric dyes that contain chemicals toxic to humans and animals. Sounds simple, yet in the majority of the world, fabric dyes are unregulated by governments, and unsafe practices are used to cut the bottom line for major retailers.
At Holding Court we are looking to the future, and we see ourselves as stewards of nature. We take it upon ourselves to make personal choices that benefit the entire chain of production from the hands that craft our fashion to the Earth that cultivates it.
You Rule! We ask you to hold yourself accountable of the power you hold as a consumer. To check your label and see if your choices are contributing to fashion waste.
Courtney Barriger for Holding Court by Avo John
Look to avoid polyester, regular cotton, spandex - these are all processed with carcinogens from pesticides to carbon heavy petroleum products.
Check your tag and ask “Can I Wear This?”
There are safe choices out there...
Holding Court is in production of a ready wear line to provide your sustainable basics.
T-shirt’s, slacks, hoodies and sweaters made of Tencel, organic linen and recycled and dead stock vintage fabrics.
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