You are guessing it right: I am advocating here for the edible kind of clothing – the only kind us humans should ever want to wear in the future sustained (that’s correct: sustained and not only sustainable) world. Which future begins now, of course.
And I do not mean to make a joke of this pressing issue by deluding you to believe that to be considered ecologically conscious in dress code, it’s enough to pull on an occasional kinky pair of (painted) chocolate underwear or any costume you and your partner would eat up taking off of each other after a long Mardi Gras party like today’s.
What I intend to imply, however, is that in order for us to claim we are leading our lives in true harmony with the Earth’s fabric of other living organisms, from casual to formal wear, one’s wardrobe (including those shoes in the mudroom and the accessories in the dresser drawers) soon has to be completely converted to garments made of all natural materials and organic of origin everywhere applicable.
In other words from the soles of your footwear to the top of your hat, from the sewing threads to the pant, skirt and pocket lining, from belt to buttons, we should only permit ourselves sporting those items we could potentially (not that we should try to) eat with no harm to our bodies.
Here at handcraftedtravellers we set exactly this standard of ecological consciousness to follow. As time goes by, please check in with us periodically to witness as we as a family of three gradually revamp all of our clothing to the kind described above. Our daughter, the year and a half old Csermely is ahead of us, leading the way into this age-old, yet almost forgotten, at the same time contemporary, practical and very personalized way of dressing ourselves.
Cheryl and I are equally thrilled to get rid of (the ethics of this doing away with is the topic of a whole new post) every single piece of garment we currently own – and we don’t own much! -, simultaneously replacing them with ones designed and handmade by us, to fit our needs in all of those four seasons. Right now all we have and could pass our (digestive ;)) scrutiny, are three hats – that’s it. Not much to keep us warm in a sustained future winter…
So watch… and follow along – the more we are and faster we grow, the better for the Earth our toddlers are going to be trotting!
We take connecting with the Earth seriously here at Handcraftedtravellers, so nearly all of our writings are at least indirectly related to a nature-bound life philosophy. For a resource of those posts that are more explicitly about earthing (grounding), barefoot walking and earthing footwear, we recommend you to check out our informative core page of the topic: Earthing in Earthing Shoes.