How To Make Your Wardrobe More Sustainable
The world is changing and not for the better. The countless amount of volcanoes, floods, pollution and illness that surrounds us is not something we want our children to be brought up in. If you are worried about this then there are many things that you can do to help save this planet. No, we’re not going to tell you all to go vegan and live a restrictive life, but we are saying that everyone can be more conscious of what they are purchasing, consuming and make small adjustments to our everyday life.
In this article, we will go through some easy ways in which you can make your wardrobe more sustainable and less cluttered. So go get into something comfortable like your men’s tracksuit and go and declutter your wardrobe first. If you haven’t worn it in a year, get rid of it by selling it or giving it to charity.
Invest In Multi Seasonal Clothing
Having nice warm winter clothing and light summer clothes is great and it’s also necessary, but when you are looking at purchasing new clothes, try and look for items that won’t be put away after a couple of washes. This will then help you to not buy too many clothes. This will also help you to create a classic wardrobe that you can alternate to make new and improved looks that will last you longer than the stuff that is purchased from fast fashion shops.
Purchase Classic Designs
It’s easy to follow the next trend in fashion, but this is what is wrong with the fashion industry. Fast fashion is by far one of the largest polluters in the world with its water usage, plastics used and overall carbon footprint. By purchasing classic, timeless designs, they won’t go out of fashion and you will be in style for years to come. A good tip for this is deciding whether you will wear it at least 30 times. If you will then purchase it, if not, then you should put it down. Another helpful tip is when purchasing a garment, you should have a think of what will go with it, if you haven’t got anything, then don’t buy as you will need to buy more stuff that you will probably only wear with that outfit.
Choose Sustainable Materials
Many items of clothing are made up of microfibres that come off in the wash and then lead to our oceans where it is extremely difficult to clean up. Other materials such as cotton also use a ridiculous amount of water for a plain white tee. We can do our bit by being more informed of the clothing we buy and the materials we use. When you are at the shops look for clothing that is made from sustainable materials or organic cotton and hemp. There are also clothing that is made of recycled materials such as plastic like a full tracksuit. When washing things with microfibres, look for Guppy Friend Wash Bags as this can help to stop the microfibres from going into the ocean.