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Five Sustainable Fashion Tips To Create a Greener Closet

April 27, 2021

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Five Sustainable Fashion Tips To Create a Greener Closet

We’re all becoming more aware of the damage that the fast industry is going to our environment. Slowly but surely both the industry and consumers are taking small steps to change their behaviours and undertake more sustainable practices. Deciding to become more environmentally friendly doesn’t mean you have to suddenly stop shopping all together. We have five easy tips you can incorporate into your lifestyle so that you can keep enjoying fashion without feeling guilty about your environmental footprint.

Buy Fewer but Higher Quality Pieces 

The main thing you can do to become sustainable is to make mindful clothing purchase. We’ve all been guilty of stepping into Zara and getting carried away during the sale. Maybe you intended to go in and buy one, and instead you’ve come out with bags full of clothing. Instead of shopping every weekend, force yourself to consider every purchase and whether you really need the item. Buying fewer pieces mean you can also invest in higher quality garments which will last longer and get you a better cost per wear than their cheaper alternatives.

Learn to Repair Your Clothes

One skill you can teach yourself is how to repair your clothing. YouTube is your best friend for this task. You’ll find thousands of videos giving you a step-by-step guide on how to repair a button or put a stitch into a shirt. Learning how to repair your clothing means you’ll be less likely to throw it to landfill and you can expand the lifespan of the garment to help you utilise its potential in your closet.

Shop Pre-Loved

If you’re still feeling the urge to shop, head to a vintage or second-hand store instead of going to your usual mainstream stores. Not only are you likely to save a pretty penny by shopping second hand, you’ll be giving the clothing a second life and saving them from landfill. You never know what you might find in the pre-loved market, including designer items at a bottom-dollar price.


Build a Capsule Wardrobe

Sometimes you want to start a fresh. If that sounds like you, a capsule wardrobe might be the thing for you. These are a small collection of thirty or forty pieces that make up the entity of your closet. Each piece will have multiple purposes. Capsule wardrobes focus on elevated basics that you can mix and match together to create a myriad of looks. Anytime you want to buy something new, you’ll have to find a way to make it fit in your capsule wardrobe or donate a piece to make room. Not only is this more sustainable, but it can also help you cut down your shopping habit.

Buy Alternative Materials

There will always be times that you need to buy brand new clothing. As part of your mindful shopping, you want to consider the material of the garments and accessories you’re buying. One easy change you can make is switching to vegan leather instead of the real thing. Not only is it cruelty-free, it’s also a fraction of the price. 

Are you trying to become more sustainable with your fashion choices? What tips do you have for creating more sustainable shopping habits?

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