We all want to live in harmony with nature rather than destroy it. With so many people becoming increasingly conscious of their impact on our planet’s environment, now more than ever they want to take action against these issues.
However, changing your daily habits so that they benefit the environment feels like an inconvenient change at first. Everyone would rather not make things unnecessarily difficult for themselves. To make a big change without compromising your own happiness, swap out new clothes for thrift store and recycled clothing. It works by helping you get rid of excess fat
Stop the fast fashion cycle by buying less clothing.
Fast Fashion means clothes that are made quickly and inexpensively so they can be bought at stores like H&M and Zara. Fast fashion retailers often change their stock regularly so they don’t lose customer interest. They want the clothing items to wear out quickly so they can be replaced by new ones. After wearing them for a few hours, they go into landfills. If an item isn’t selling anymore, then it may not get donated because they don’t want people thinking that donating something means it has less value than before.
Fast fashion harms our environment on multiple fronts. It depends on low-cost labor from poor countries where people are often exploited and paid poorly. Secondly, the amount of waste generated by the fast fashion industry is staggering. You might be able to get away without buying something brand new if you’re willing to spend a bit less than usual. Instead of buying new clothes for every occasion, you could save yourself some cash by wearing old clothing items again and again. You’re doing everyone else a favor by not buying into the wasteful industry that is “fast fashion.”
Get Designer Looks Without the Waste
If you’re lucky enough to come across an item at a secondhand store that doesn’t quite fit your style, you may be able to turn it into something new by altering its appearance Upcycling involves recycling old materials for new purposes. Upcycling refers to taking something that might normally be considered junk and altering it so that it fits your own personal needs and tastes.
When shopping for clothes, if you’re looking for something specific from a particular brand, buy one that looks close enough so that you don’t feel too embarrassed wearing it. After which, take the garment to a local tailor for alteration so that it suits your unique body type and style. You won’t just be reusing an old shirt; you’ll be helping support a local business by using a local tailor for your alteration needs. After factoring in cost savings from buying used clothing, upcycled goods save you far more money than purchasing designer brands new.
Everyone needs to play their role to help save the environment. If you follow these tips, you can make your closet eco-friendly while still looking incredibly stylish and trendy.