06 Mar 5 Tips to Make Your Wardrobe Ethical & Durable
More and more people are becoming aware of the impact that the fashion industry can have on the environment. If you are one of these people, you are probably looking to adopt a more ethical and sustainable approach to fashion.
Here are 5 tips that could be useful to you!
Buy used clothes
Thrift stores and second-hand clothing are very trendy in 2023!
Online thrift stores such as Koop, La Friperie du Paradis, or Citizen Village are perfect for the occasion and allow you to shop from the comfort of your living room. If you want to shop instore, going on a thrift store hunt can be a truly enjoyable activity, and you’ll certainly make some magical discoveries!
Some mobile apps are also available for you to sell your clothes or buy. Think of Vinted, Poshmark, or simply Facebook Marketplace.
Even if you buy second-hand clothes, it doesn’t mean you have to consume more. Be selective in your choices and only buy clothes that you really love and will actually wear.
Keep your clothes in good condition for as long as possible
Proper care of your clothes will help you keep them in good condition for as long as possible!
Wash your clothes at the right temperature, following the recommended washing instructions on the label. Use gentle and environmentally friendly detergents; they help preserve the fibers of the clothes while reducing their impact on the environment. Avoid using the dryer as much as possible as it can damage the clothes, shrink them, or make them lose their shape. It’s best to air-dry clothes if you can.
Quality is better than quantity
Opting for quality or high-end brand clothes rather than cheap or “fast fashion” clothes may seem more expensive in the short term, but it can prove to be a wise long-term choice.
High-end clothes are often made from higher quality materials, making them more resistant to wear and tear, and more durable over time. They are more often made ethically, using more sustainable and responsible practices,
Allsales.ca is the perfect place to shop sales and discounts on your favorite brands, allowing you to have a high-quality wardrobe at a lower cost!
Repair and maintain your clothes
Learning how to repair your clothes can ultimately save you a lot of time and money! It may happen that a pair of pants tears, or a hole appears in a shirt (even more likely with children, isn’t it?). A few stitches and is good as new!
Give away or sell clothes that you no longer wear
Like we said at the beginning of this article, contribute to giving your clothes a new life. If they no longer fit you or if you simply want to renew your wardrobe, let someone else benefit from it!
Most thrift stores accept clothing donations. There is certainly a community organization near you that would benefit from your donations and would give it to people in need.
You can also sell what you no longer wear on mobile apps like Vinted or Marketplace, so you can rebuild your budget to buy new pieces (used, of course!).