Make some space: 4 tips for a sustainable wardrobe
We all know the problem: full wardrobe, but nothing to wear! If you’re concerned about sustainability you might feel a bit guilty during a shopping trip, but you want to treat yourself... 😇 Don’t worry, with these four simple tips, you can make your wardrobe eco friendly. Sustainability is good for us all, and with a clear conscience shopping is much more fun! 🌿
Declutter and give things away
First of all, it's time to get an overview. What’s dusty, and hidden at the back of the cupboard, and which are your favourite items you wear a lot? It is best to empty the whole wardrobe completely, and decide what you can get rid of. Often you forget what treasures are hidden away, and with a little imagination new outfits can be put together easily. Anything broken, worn out, or which no longer fits needs to go! How about asking your friends or flatmates if they want it, and organize a fashion trading event. 🙌🏻 YAY!
Buy and sell second hand
Every garment being made leaves an ecological footprint and consumes resources, so it’s a real shame if it is hardly worn, or not even worn at all. We all make one or two bad purchases which we’ll never wear 🙈 but a piece of clothing that you no longer like could become someone else’s new favourite item. Sell things at a flea market or online in a second hand marketplace, maybe you'll find something there for you as well. Nothing is more sustainable than shopping for second-hand clothing, saving resources and giving unwanted items a new lease of life. ♻️
Avoid impulse purchases
Important! 📢 Bad buys are usually the result of impulse purchases - often when there is a sale on. To avoid this, ask yourself these questions: Is this piece really perfect? Does it look good on me and does it suit my style? Do I really need to have it? If you answer one of the questions with ‘no’ then don’t buy it! ❌ Sale or not!
Invest in high quality classics and eco brands
Clothing has become more and more of a disposable item in recent years, no wonder when a T-shirt can cost less than 10 francs. Especially with classics and basics, it’s worth spending a little more - buy less and wear longer. 🙏🏻 With the right care, you can also enjoy a longer product life and if something breaks 😔 you can sew on a button or repair a seam yourself. If you’re not so good with a needle and thread maybe you have a Granny or a friend who can do it for you? There are also an incredible number of eco fashion labels where high quality and durability is part of the brand. The old view that eco-fashion doesn’t look good simply isn’t true anymore! These brands are also produced under better working conditions, at fair wages and without the use of toxic chemicals so you can feel as good as you look wearing it!
So what are you waiting for?! Think of our tips before you make your next purchase, and you can make your wardrobe more sustainable, without losing the fun of fashion. 🧡