Transitioning your traditional wardrobe to a sustainable one may look like one GIANT task. But it doesn't have to be like that. Instead of thinking about it as such a big problem, you can think of it as a slow process. Here are 5 easy tips to make your wardrobe more sustainable.
1- 30 times test
When you see a new item for your wardrobe, ask yourself: Am I going to wear it 30 times or more? If the answer is no, then reconsider buying that item. This test will help you to avoid discount traps. Also, it can help you to buy more all-purpose, useful items.
2- You can't go wrong with the classic
Items that cross-seasonal borders are our friends. Generally, those items are jeans, basic t-shirts, blazer jackets, and classic dresses (like a little black dress). When you're shopping, you should consider the weather where you live. If the weather is going to be cloudy for most of the year, then you shouldn't buy a summer dress.
3- Quality is cheaper and sustainable
Check the quality of the clothes you buy. Quality products tend to be more expensive at first. But in the long term, they are much cheaper because you can use them longer. And using an item longer means you won't buy another one and contribute to chemical pollution.
Sheep's the world's first carbon-negative fashion brand. They guarantee you that their sweaters will last a lifetime. And even your sweater needs mending or maintenance, they take care of it. They may not have many items but they have quality ones.
4- Second-hand is new fashion
Try finding thrift shops near you. Second-hand clothes need no new materials to produce: no extra energy or water when they change hands from their previous owner. Also, most of the time, quality second-hand items are much cheaper than new ones.
5- Have a list of brands
One of the hardest things about sustainable shopping is finding the right places. Create a list of sustainable brands before starting shopping. It will help you save time and reduce your stress about the impact of your purchases.
Reformation's motto is "Being naked is the #1 most sustainable option. We're #2." and they are right about it. You can check out all the details by viewing their sustainability framework. Also, they offer a wide range of clothes -even wedding dresses. You can find almost everything you need with Reformation.
Elle Evans might be your best friend this summer. The sustainable swimwear brand is using luxurious Vita ECONYL® -regenerated nylon made from 100% nylon waste from the oceans and landfills- to create all their products. Also, they don't waste fabric. Even smaller scraps are saved and often become a frill or strap down the track on someone else's swimsuit.
Outerknown's clothes are always at least %51 organic cotton. It means they keep chemicals out of nature. So you can wear your jumpsuit without worrying about polluting water. Also, they organize campaigns and projects to keep our nature clean. You can contribute to their campaigns by purchasing amazing t-shirts.
Boody is here for our most basic clothing need: underwear. Their products are %80 made from bamboo. If you wonder why bamboo is better to use for clothing you can visit here. Even their box is recycled and printed with vegetable-based ink! Also, they care about your comfort as much as the sustainability of their products. They say "Feel vibrant, serene and relaxed every day, wearing clothing you know fits who you are, naturally."
If you liked these options, we made a bigger list for you! You can view more brands here.
These tips are just for the beginning of your journey. Making your life more sustainable is a step-by-step process but in the end, it's worth it. Keep following us for more tips to make your journey easier!
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