“The most beautiful aspect about fashion is collaborating with a highly skilled team to craft a collection. The biggest misconception about fashion is that 1 designer is responsible for the result.” -MYM
MYM Organics offers a fresh revival of traditional crafting customs. The creation process is sustainable on the local environment by utilizing natural dyes, is eco-designed using organic textiles, water based printing and hand embroidery. Our collections are designed to raise awareness about the truth of the fashion industry’s negative impact on the environment and its workers. We are galvanizing a movement inspiring people to transition to a more sustainable lifestyle. MYM Organics has created an quality garment that is clean and healthy for you, the environment and for us the ones making it. By supporting MYM Organics you are raising the standards of fashion and the garment industry and no longer contributing to its inequality.
Below are the current standards and impacts of the global fashion industry:
- Textile mills generate one-fifth of the world’s industrial water pollution
- Over 20,000 chemicals are used in the dye process, many of them carcinogenic,
- Polyester which is made from a chemical reaction involving coal, petroleum, air and water releasing 1.5 trillion pounds (706 billion kg) of greenhouse gases per year.
- Over 60 % of garments on retail shelves today are made with Polyester.
- Microfibers from washing polyester garments break of and enter into our rivers, lakes, streams and oceans.
- Conventional cotton uses 16% of the worlds toxic insecticides contributing to soil degradation and worker illnesses
Gender, children and wages
- Approximately 80% of the world’s garment workers are women.
- According to UNICEF and the International Labor Organization, an estimated
- 170 million children are currently working in the clothing industry all over the world
- Wages have fallen in real terms for garment workers in 15 of the world’s leading apparel-exporting countries paying 1/3 or less than a living wage in those countries.
- According to the Council for Textile Recycling, the United States alone produces 25 billion pounds of clothing waste every single year.
The garment industry is a complex manufacturing system of production that is only growing in scale. We believe that the time has come for the clothes we wear to be held to higher human and environmental standards by being made ethically and environmentally conscious. By eliminating the use of polyester from our products, conventional cotton, and all toxic chemicals related to the dye process, while recycling garments and creating dignified work and wages, we can dramatically cut back our negative impact.