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Sustainable Clothing in the UAE

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Sustainability Efforts at 138

By: Yours truly, Mahmoud Al Juaidi - Creator
We are proud to be a local advocate for sustainable wear.

Sustainable clothing is the future. It’s also the present and past. Sustainable fashion isn’t new, but it is becoming more popular every day. If you want to be part of this movement, here are some simple steps to get started:

What is sustainable clothing or eco-fashion?

Sustainable clothing or “eco-fashion” is made from organic, recycled, and natural materials. Eco-fashion is a term used to describe sustainable clothing, a growing trend in the fashion industry.

Sustainable fashion can be defined as a way of producing garments that minimize harm to people, pets, and the planet. It uses both recycled materials and fabrics that are produced in an ethical manner, while also conserving water and energy during the production stages.

One Tree Planted 

Each product you see on our website is made with sustainable fabrics made in partnership with highly qualified certified, sustainable clothing manufacturers. We also partner with One Tree Planted to plant a tree for every item sold, so you know your purchase is helping the environment and creating jobs for social impact.

Limiting Waste

We work to limit production waste. Did you know that around 85% of all textiles produced by the fashion industry end up in landfills, making it a major contributor to environmental pollution? It's true, And we think it's terrible. That's why we work with our suppliers so create products using regenerated cotton and recycled polyester. 

Why is sustainable clothing important?

It's important to understand what sustainable clothing is and why it's beneficial. Sustainable clothing is any clothing that has been made in an environmentally friendly manner, reducing or eliminating the use of chemicals and dyes. 

This can be done by recycling fabric scraps, reusing discarded materials like old t-shirts or jeans, or using water-based dyes instead of toxic ones.  

How can I get started with sustainable clothing?

To get started with sustainable clothing, you first need to look for brands that use recycled or organic materials. These are generally easier to find than fully sustainable labels, but you can still find some on the market. When looking for these brands, it's important to read carefully and check for things like "organic" or "bio." 

You can check out our essential t shirt collection and our organic line here.

Sustainable clothing for a better future

Sustainable clothing is a great way to look good, feel good, and make a difference. At One Three Eight, we believe that sustainable clothing can be stylish too. We offer a selection of high-quality, eco-friendly unisex pieces that are made from organic cotton and recycled materials - sourced from around the world that would otherwise have gone to landfill because they couldn’t be easily reused. 

Check out the full t-shirt collection here.

The verdict: sustainable clothing is the way forward

We hope that we’ve been able to shine some light on the sustainability topic for you. It can be tempting to think that choosing sustainable clothing alternatives might not be worth the effort, but we believe that small actions combined can create positive changes in the long run. Think planet starting today.

Sustainable Clothing Fabrics at 138

In line with our mission, our fabrics include a mix of 100% premium organic cotton, recycled polyester (rPET) made from the recycling of plastic bottles, regenerated and upcycled cotton, which are certified by GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), and GRS (Global Recycling Standard) respectively.

To learn more about our story, you can read more here.

For other FAQs please check out the FAQ page here.

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