This is the post that makes sustainable hopefuls terrified. Why?

Because people tend to think that they have to be wealthy in order to make their closets eco-friendly.

I'm gonna let you in on a little secret... Shopping eco-friendly brands is actually the last thing on the list that you should do if you want to participate in sustainable fashion. Pretty sweet huh? 

I've got five quick tips to teach you exactly what to do to make your closet more sustainable, in under five minutes.

how to make your closet more sustainable

#2. Only buy clothes you 1000% love

#3. buy well-made pieces

#4. vintagE

#5. buy from sustainable + ethical brands

#1. repair, don't replace

Buy pieces that are made to last, rather than repetitively buying low quality items that only hold up for a few months before they fall apart. This one is a HUGE environmental offender - not to mention reinforces poor factory labor conditions.⠀

If deciding whether you should buy it or not takes you longer than 5 seconds, then odds are, you don't love it. Stop buying clothes you don’t 1000% love! Hold out for what you really want rather than buying things that don’t fit properly or don’t serve a specific purpose.⠀

Trust me, there are plenty of seamstresses out there able to repair and mend torn or undone clothing.  The biggest thing you can do to help the environment and create a more ethical closet is to repair & tailor things instead of throwing them away! It’s actually way more ethical and sustainable to fix pieces you already have, rather than sending them to a landfill and replacing them with ethical pieces.

SHOP VINTAGE! You’re preventing great quality clothes from ending up in a landfill, while also curating amazing pieces that fit your style.

When the time comes to shop, buy clothing from ethical brands who are doing their part to reduce waste, provide fair working conditions, and produce consciously.⠀

Every time you spend your dollars, you are casting your vote for the kind of world you want 

feeling better prepared to shop morE ethically?

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