Slow fashion is an alternative to fast fashion and people who follow it are aware of the processes and resources used in making clothes with the biggest emphasis on sustainability. Applying the principles of slow fashion to your life is not always easy, but there are steps you can take that will make you better at it over time.
Here are a few tips to help make your clothes last longer.
Check the Clothes Before Purchasing
Before you buy a garment, make sure all the seams look good and check the label to see the materials used. If you like a dress that turns out to be made of low-quality polyester, chances are you will never wear it and it will just end up being a wasteful purchase.
Take Good Care of the Clothes
Perhaps you don’t need to wash your clothes as frequently as you’re used to. You can wear jeans and most outwear several times before they need a wash.
Store Your Clothes Properly
Avoid ironing by hanging your shirts and dresses and invest in good hangers that won’t ruin their shape. Also, don’t hang your sweaters if you want them to keep their original shape. You should fold your socks instead of rolling them. …the list goes on.