Three Ways of Making Your Wardrobe More Sustainable

The world has seen some drama over the past couple of decades due to global warming. It is something that many global warming activists have warned us about and now, it is taking its toll. However, despite us noticing the changes in our planet, we haven’t yet made the sustainable changes that are needed to save it. 

When it comes to global warming, there are many things that an individual can do to play their part in making changes. Furthermore, it is little changes such as changing their diet or how they shop for clothes. Here we will be discussing the things that you can change when it comes to your wardrobe and what you can do to make your life more sustainable. 

Be More Organised With Your Wardrobe

An organised wardrobe not only makes your life a lot easier because you know where everything is but, it can also help you stop purchasing items that are similar to the ones you already own. Furthermore, you need to be able to see all of your clothes. Whether that would be in your wardrobe or the set of draws you have. If you can’t see the clothes that you have, there is a much higher chance of not wearing them as well. If you have open shelving, then you are winning already!

Many people will choose to have a wardrobe for their clothes. However, we suggest that you have a clothes rack instead as this makes it much easier to see all of the clothes that you can wear. It is very easy to fall into the habit of buying clothes and throwing them at the bottom of the wardrobe and forgetting about it. As soon as you can become more organised, you will notice that you stop impulse buying clothes that are similar to the ones you already have. 

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The Thirty Wear Challenge

It is easy to fall into the habit of wearing an item of clothing once and then never wearing it again. Admit it, you have worn a piece of clothing once and never worn it again. Simply because you have had a picture with it on and now you don’t want to be seen wearing it again. However, it is time to get out of the mindset. Do you just wear a pair of jeans once and never wear them again? Absolutely not!

The fashion industry is constantly changing with fast fashion trends. Furthermore, one of the worst things that somebody could do is try to keep up with fashion trends. The reason for this is that fast fashion changes very quickly. You might only be able to wear it a few times or just once before it is out of fashion. Avoid fast fashion and target trends that have been around for a long time like denim jackets

Mend Clothes 

When clothes get damaged, the automatic thing to do is throw them away. However, clothes can be very easy to fix. If you don’t have the skill set to fix clothes then do not worry about that either. There are many places where you can get your clothes fixed. If it is something expensive, this is something that you should consider. Simply because it is likely to be more expensive to replace with a brand new garment. 

One thing that we do suggest is that you learn the basic skills for sewing. The reason for this is because it can save you a lot of money. We live in a very digital world at the minute so if you are learning something new, you will more than likely google it. Additionally, youtube is great for tutorials to teach you many skills such as sewing. You don’t need to learn all of the complications of sewing, just the basics. 

Stains are another thing that you need to know for clothing. When somebody sees a stain, they think that their clothes are ruined. However, there are many stains out there that you can get out if you act fast. Make sure you soak the garment for a few hours in salty water as this helps to lift the stain. Just because you have a stain on a luxury clothing item, does not mean it needs to be thrown away. Not only will you save money, but you will also be helping save the planet.

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To Conclude

There are many ways that you can make your life more sustainable and fashion is one of them. You can either buy organic clothing or spend that extra bit of money on more durable clothing that is going to last you a while. Make sure you make these changes and then you can be confident you will be saving money and the planet.

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