Eco Fashion Dictionary updated with new expressions and key words
The Eco Dictionary is update weekly, today the following expressions and keyword added; Chain of custody, FSC – Forest’s stewardship council Certified Wood, Certified product, Chlorine free, Digital printing, Eco Bag, Eco Tote bag, Going green, Green collar, Vendor guidelines and principles
Certified – the acknowledgement that a product is genuine to what it claims, typically having gone through a process similar to obtaining a license or certificate. In many ways are these certifications very confusing for the consumers since there are so many different variations, logos and slogans.
FSC – Forest’s stewardship council Certified Wood
Certified wood, referring to a council FCF or Forest Stewardship Council Certification; mostly, materials used in building constructions supplied from sources that comply with sustainable forestry practice. The main mission is to protect habitat, wildlife, soil and streams.
Chain of custody
Chain of custody – refer to the track goods, and products takes from the source (mostly used for the forest or fibre for garment production) the endpoint usually the consumer. It includes all stages of manufacturing, processing, transformation and distribution.
Digital printing – method of printing from files that are digital directly to paper, textile or labels without need of making plates or regular film; the advantage is less waste, chemicals, paper, transport and lit printing. Digital printing made it possible to print smaller quantities that otherwise would not be cost-effective. Furthermore, a print on demand and long distance printing is possible without transportation of necessary films.
Eco Bag is bags made organically, often biodegradable in case of bags made for groceries; a better alternative is to use organic cotton; the best alternative is to remake from a dead product (fabrics) that otherwise would be landfill. An alternative is to use recycled fabrics. A trend today is the classic Tote bag.
Eco Tote bag
Eco Tote bags have become an iconic symbol for Eco fashion. The format of this bag and the low-cost in producing makes it a perfect billboard for Eco brand statements. Eco Tote bag is not new ideas but made popular by green movements in the 60s and 70s. The Eco Tote bag is often related to hippie culture with strong slogans; peace’s now love all and use of green symbols. The format makes it appealing for graphic designers as it is the perfect blank canvasses, this makes it also ideal for customer customization.
Going green – a head word to describe a consumer or person adopting a green lifestyle; who consciously make choices based on actions that make less impact on the environment through consumer habits, behavior or lifestyle.
Green collar – workforce dedicated to green, sustainable, organic and authentic commercial enterprise. A worker who employed in green economy sectors called Green collar worker. A growing sector to satisfy the demand for green development, sustainable product design increased interest from the consumer market. Green collars workers include professionals such as conservation movement workers, environmental consultants, council environmental services, waste management, and addition people who mainly educated not only for green jobs but who are performing these jobs as electricians who install solar panels, plumbers who install solar water heaters. More about green collar workers.
Vendor guidelines and principles
Vendor guidelines and principles are a company, store or shopping online that apply specific guidelines and principles that not necessarily can be compared to a certain standard but used different, part of established guidelines or their principle, ethics and guidelines. It can be somehow difficult to know exactly what one company standard is but usually even a stricter policy. For example, The Alternative apparel company
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