April 27, 2021News
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Every day, we are becoming more aware of the dangers of fast fashion. Save Your Wardrobe is the solution to this problem. The app is your wardrobe in your pocket, a digital management app that allows you to upload a photo of everything you own. Inside the app, you can organise your items by their colour, style, or even your mood. You can utilise the app to plan future outfits and even keep track of what you’ve been wearing so you don’t do an outfit repeat at the wrong time.
Refreshing your wardrobe every season can be expensive. More of us than ever are choosing to build capsule wardrobes and take a vow of minimalism. Unless you’ve got the budget of a Hadid or a Kardashian, it’s unlikely you can buy into every fashion trend. Thankfully, trends are like boomerangs that eventually come back around.
Whether you’ve recently Marie Kondo-ed your life or checked the expiry dates on your makeup products, you likely have some beauty products sitting around that you need to get rid of. We’re all more aware than ever about our carbon footprint and the need to recycle products instead of sending them to landfills. While you know to throw your diet coke bottle into the recycling, you might not know what beauty products we can recycle.
Fast fashion is slowly killing our planet. The good news is that it’s not too late to turn the tide. The conversation around sustainable fashion is one of the most exciting ones happening in the industry right now. Consumers and brands are coming together to forge a sustainable future. We want to tell you a little about the dangers of fast fashion and why it’s important that we take steps towards more environmentally friendly alternatives, whether it is changing our shopping habits or using recycled materials. Here’s a snapshot of some of the problems fast fashion has created for our planet.