Are plant-based materials better? In our opinion: Yes. To help you out, here are are several reasons why we believe it's important to use more plant-based materials.
Plant-based materials are generally more sustainable than synthetic materials. They are renewable, biodegradable, and require fewer resources to produce. This makes them a more environmentally friendly choice than synthetic materials, which are often made from non-renewable resources and can take hundreds of years to degrade. Why not go for wool or leather? In our other blogs you can read more about why we choose to avoid animal products.
Reduced environmental impact
The production of synthetic materials can have a significant impact on the environment, such as pollution of waterways, harm to wildlife, damage to eco-systems and climate change. By using more plant-based materials, we can reduce the environmental impact of our consumption and production patterns.
Plant-based materials are often healthier than synthetic materials. For example, cotton and hemp are natural fibers that are breathable and hypoallergenic, making it a great choices for bags. In contrast, synthetic materials like polyester can trap moisture and heat, leading to skin irritation and other health problems.
Support for farmers
Many plant-based materials are grown by small-scale farmers in recovering countries. By using more plant-based materials, we can support these farmers and help to create more sustainable and equitable supply chains.
The negative impacts of synthetic materials on our water and natural environment highlight the need for more sustainable and environmentally friendly alternatives to be developed and adopted. This is why we are promoting the use of biodegradable and compostable materials. This will have benefits for the environment, human health, and social justice. By choosing sustainable and plant-based materials whenever possible, we can help to create a more sustainable and equitable world for everyone.
- Team LaLu