Has your overflowing closet left you wondering if there’s another way? Has shopping lost its joy, as you find yourself second-guessing or debating every purchase? Looks like the time has come to make a change and be more Conscious when it comes to your wardrobe. Here are some tips to consider for sustainable attire:
How often will I wear it?
Some rely on this rule of thumb: if you can honestly say that you’ll wear this garment 30 times, go ahead and make the purchase.
Shop gently used.
Shop vintage, consignment and second-hand stores. There are little gems just waiting to find a good home. Hit a few next time you’re visiting a new city.
Find the neighborhood tailor.
If you’re not handy with a needle and thread, add a tailor to your contacts. Missing buttons or busted zippers? Don’t toss, simply fix.
Host a clothing swap.
Call up some friends and get your trade on.
Shop eco-conscious lines.
From budget-friendly to designer pieces, there are tons of options.
Treat your clothes with love.
Avoid over-laundering your garments, and when you do, try and use gentle detergents and cycles. This will prolong the quality and lifespan of your clothes.