Practicing sustainable fashion is the need of the hour right now. With the world inching closer to climate catastrophe with each passing day, adopting climate-friendly fashion practices should be atop your priority list. With very few brands genuinely incorporating sustainable fashion in their repertoires, consumers need to change their spending habits and urge high street fashion brands to adopt climate-friendly practices. We look at some helpful ways to embrace sustainable fashion.
You should get in the habit of often asking why you are buying something and if you really need it in your wardrobe. Buying less and buying better should be your first step into climate-friendly fashion. Keeping a look out for brands that value sustainability is essential. Searching for product-specific brands like The Girlfriend Collective for activewear or Outland Denim for denim can also help narrow your search. Second-hand clothing is becoming more accessible with each passing day, with Instagram pages and certain websites advertising pre-loved clothing. Thrifting clothing can lessen the environmental implications of your wardrobe by extending the life of such clothing. If you are a fan of vintage clothes, thorough searching of thrift stores can sometimes lead to a gold mine of one-of-a-kind garments.
Buying a new dress for each special occasion can be heavy on your pocket. The best solution to this can be renting clothes. Renting will not only save your hard-earned money but can also prevent your wardrobe from overflowing with dresses you’re only going to wear once. Renting is better when special occasions are rare. Ensuring your clothes don’t end up in a landfill when you want to get rid of them is essential. Selling them on public platforms or donating them to charity is the best course of action. You should also look for clothes made from sustainable materials, avoiding synthetic nylon or leather products whenever you can.