There is an ever-growing pressure to make smarter choices when shopping for clothes. With environmental issues being more prevalent, you have to ask yourself what you are doing to contribute to the environment. Instead of thinking that it is someone else’s responsibility, try and challenge yourself to think of small things you can do in your small world that can have a positive impact.
In the world of fashion, brands are offering an eco collection and faux leather in a bid to greenwash the problem and confuse the situation.
Here are my five top tips on ways to shop ethically.
SWITCH FROM LEATHER TO VEGAN LEATHER
I struggle to find a well made vegan leather alternative that can last a long time. Thankfully innovation in vegan leather is progressing. While my search is still on, I can rest assured that one day, my stem leather jacket. Shoes
SWITCH FROM DOWN TO OCEAN WASTE
One innovation that is gaining fraction is the down alternative. While there have already been several synthetic down alternatives, no other brand can claim to have a down alternative while helping clean up the ocean.
BUY FEWER CLOTHES
One of the simple, cost-effective ways to be more conscious is to keep an eye of how much you buy – spend. It’s a hard one to maintain eight the array of trends enticing you every season. A good tip is to focus a wardrobe on high-quality classic pieces that will stand the test of time.
BUY HIGHER QUALITY CLOTHES
One of the mistakes I always make when I need to refresh my wardrobe is buying cheaper items because I can get more value for my money. The down-side with this thinking is that the lower quality items will not last long, resulting in a repeat purchase.
The trick here is to bite the bullet and spend slightly more on your clothes. This may mean you won’t be able to buy as much, but this will help save you money in the long run.
DONATE YOUR CLOTHES
Instead of chucking your clothes away or letting unworn pieces lay dormant in your wardrobe, why not donate your unwanted items to charities. The festive season is the perfect time to gut out your closet and give to people less fortunate than yourself.
What are some of your ways to shop ethically?