How about an ecofriendly wardrobe?
Some tips on how to dress ethically, fashionably and economically.
It's probably time to clean out your closet and slowly start a new shopping habit. And good news, we're here to help!
First of all be SELECTIVE
The fast-fashion industry renews its collections so quickly that we tend to renew our wardrobe at the same speed.
But do we really need all these pieces, not to mention the ones that stay in the back of your closet without ever being worn because they are out of fashion, worn out, stained or no longer fit?
A study revealed that the average person only wears 32% of their wardrobe.
Sustainable fashion is about expressing your own beauty. When you look inside your wardrobe, choose the pieces that best reflect who you are as a person, the colors that make you feel alive and the fabrics that fit your figure!
LOOK FOR DURABLE MATERIALS
Speaking of fabrics, always keep an eye on its quality! The more durable the material, the more likely you are to wear it. Opt for plant-based fabrics like organic cotton, hemp, bamboo, Lenzing modal or linen. These fabrics are breathable, strong, environmentally friendly and non-toxic to your skin. Paying attention to the material is essential when shopping on a budget and trying to be eco-conscious. Cheaper fabrics are often synthetic and will likely last a year or two at most. Depending on how often you wear and wash them, they are unlikely to last in your closet for years. And the fact is, they're not supposed to! Sustainable brands make their clothes with longevity in mind. That means you can expect your clothes to last for years to come with the most durable fabrics.
What we often forget when we think about building our "green" wardrobe is how we care for our current clothes. Taking care of yourself is an important part of building a green wardrobe, because it means we make fewer purchases over the years. Our clothes protect our skin, so it's only fair that we protect them from damage, tears and stains in the same way! To organize your wardrobe, fold heavier fabrics like pants and hang lighter ones like blouses. This way, you'll keep your clothes alive and won't have to repair them as often. For items that need more love, like a sweater with a loose button, take it to a seamstress instead of considering it broken! There's nothing like repairing our favorite pieces, especially if it means we don't have to buy an entirely new one, which costs us more money and puts more strain on the environment.
Go for the SECOND HAND !
Many thrift stores are popping up everywhere, whether you are vintage or prefer brand name clothes. Of course without mentioning Parisfrip, you will also find many eshop that offer second hand clothes, or marketplace on which individuals sell themselves their clothes ?
Fripe is ecological, differentiating and economical.
It's up to each of you to see what works best for your style and your wallet!
Building an eco-friendly wardrobe should be just as much fun as your usual shopping trip, but it should also make you feel good about taking care of the planet. Something as small as changing the way we buy has a huge environmental impact.
Together, let's work towards a much more sustainable fashion industry !