Happy New Year! Before you dive into setting your intentions and resolutions for the upcoming year, let’s chat about how you can make it a more sustainable one. Don’t worry; we’re not talking about drastic changes here. It’s the baby steps, the minor tweaks in your routines that add up after all.
You’ve probably heard that fashion is the second-largest polluting industry in the world. Sadly it’s not just another headliner, and with the rapid pace of fast fashion, over-production and mass consumption holds to be true.
Let’s review the 4R’s together to implement them into your routines to enjoy a more conscious lifestyle.
We get it; this may seem like a no-brainer & yet poses to be difficult for many of us. Nonetheless, it’s probably the most impactful R: reduce what you purchase. Just because something’s on sale doesn’t mean you have to splurge. Next time try to ask yourself the following three questions:
Take a step back, slow down, and start building the conscious closet of your dreams. The timeless, effortless, high-quality pieces that will last for decades to come aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.
The next step, wear the clothes you already own. It’s as simple as that. If you invest in quality pieces you love wholeheartedly, you are more likely to care for your garments. Have fun and get creative mixing and matching different things in your closet to create new looks. Maintain your clothes well by carefully reading the labels and repairing them to extend their lifecycle.
It’s time for another creative and fun step. Before your clothing item reaches the end of its lifespan, get creative and repurpose your clothes. Turn an old pair of jeans into Vintage shorts, transform that old-tee into the hottest crop-top. There’s no limit to your creativity here. With YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram, and TikTok at your fingertips for inspiration and tutorials, there’s so excuse.
Let us cover the final options of increasing the longevity of your clothes before it ends up in the landfill.
Consider reselling your clothing to another conscious consumer. If you are looking for new pieces to add to your closet, consider initiating a clothing swap with your friends. Last but not least, donate your clothing to a local organization. If the item does not adhere to quality and hygiene standards, your last resort is to recycle the textile.
We hope you enjoyed these simple yet effective tips on becoming a more conscious fashionista in 2022. After all, mass consumption and hopping on every trend is such a thing of the past.