Sustainability has been a hot topic within the fashion industry in the past few years. As a business offering sustainable and eco-friendly clothing, we are passionate about finding ways to reduce our impact on the world around us. Keep reading to discover some of the top ways companies and consumers can enjoy fashion while striving to make more sustainable clothing choices.
Invest in Long-Lasting Clothing Items
One of the biggest issues with the clothing industry in terms of sustainability is the huge amount of fast fashion on the market. High street stores and inexpensive online stores offer clothing items that many consumers only wear once or twice. The key to making more sustainable fashion choices is to invest in garments that you’ll wear for many years to come. Instead of focusing on current trends, look for classic pieces that will become staple items in your wardrobe. When brands notice this movement, they’ll start to create collections that offer timeless pieces instead of those that will end up in landfills after a few months.
Reuse Materials and Fabrics
The materials which companies use to create clothing is another huge concern for the fashion industry. Designers need to focus on avoiding brand new resources and become more creative with reusing fabrics and materials. We all know that fashion goes around in circles, and materials that were worn in the past are now coming back in style again. By reusing old material and fabric instead of using something new, companies can work to minimise their impact on the world around them while still offering fresh and exciting new additions to their collections.
Research Where You Are Shopping From
As consumers, we need to take the time to research where we are purchasing clothing from. Our company likes to be as transparent as possible about the items on our site, but you’ll find many companies don’t share anything about the materials or work practices they use. We encourage consumers to take a more active role in their shopping experience. This will allow you to become more aware of some of the concerning practices within the industry and stop supporting brands that may not fit with your personal values. Try to find companies which you can wholeheartedly support and feel happy giving your hard-earned money to.
Try to Repair Old Clothing Items
Upon purchasing something from our store, we truly hope it will give you many years of enjoyment. However, if you find in the future that your clothing item has worn out or become torn, think twice before throwing it away. Try to repair any clothing items that only have small tears so that you can still enjoy wearing them in the future. If you do find you need to throw them away, look for a dedicated textiles recycling bin to ensure they end up in the right place.
As you can see, there are many ways in which consumers and store owners can work together to make fashion more sustainable. We encourage you to look at our full range of sustainable and eco-friendly clothing the next time you need to update your wardrobe. We’re here to assist you in making choices that will help you to look and feel your best without impacting the world around you.