5 Simple Ways You Can Be Ethically Fashionable
Well hey there, lovely lady! So, you have stumbled onto my blog because you, too, have found yourself on a journey to become more ethically fashionable.
Yay! I’d love some company on this pursuit!
I’m working hard on becoming more mindful of my fashion purchases and their impact on the world.
I don’t claim to have all of the answers, but I have become passionate about ethical fashion. I’m here to help and to learn alongside of you.
#1 – Watch the documentary The True Cost. It helped open my eyes to exactly what “fast fashion” is, how it is damaging to everybody involved, and how striving to be ethically fashionable is the better choice.
#2 – Purchase secondhand clothing. I have always loved hunting for special pieces at consignment stores and thrift stores. I have a handful of favorite second hand stores that I frequent, and there are now even apps that make shopping resale clothing easier than ever! Purchasing vintage and secondhand clothes is an easy (and economic) way to be ethically fashionable.
#3 – Get to know your textiles, and purchase the sustainable and local ones when you can. Avoid synthetic textiles (especially when they’re imported, this is a double whammy!) as much as possible. These include polyester, nylon and acrylic.
#4 – Seek out fair trade fashion! You can use your voice as a consumer and the mighty power of your purse to make a real difference in the world!
#5 – Don’t shop in a rush. Take some time to figure out your personal style, take an inventory of your closet and what you need, and shop with intention. The planet, its people, and your wallet will all thank you.