How to Build a More Sustainable Wardrobe

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Sustainability is all the rage these days when it comes to food, beauty, and fashion. But how can we have a more sustainable wardrobe?

Start With What You Have

Look at what you already own and try to make every piece count. Are there things that have been sitting in the back of your closet for months that you forget you had? Are there shirts you don’t love that could be repurposed into something more likely to wear?

Shop Secondhand

If once you go through your wardrobe you find there are still things you need to add try to find those things second-hand. Thrifting isn’t just sustainable, it’s unusually inexpensive and can be a fun afternoon activity.

Think About Fabrics

Still, if there are things you can’t find thrifting you can still take care to keep sustainability in mind. We don’t often think of what our clothes are made of and how those materials affect our planet. So focus on looking for natural fabrics that limit pollution such as organic cotton, linen, wool, and silk.

Look for Fair Labor

When we talk about sustainability we can’t stop at environmental sustainability. We also need to consider human rights. When purchasing new pieces try and dig into where the company produces their products and if their workers are given a fair wage and safe working conditions.