Sustainability is something we’re passionate about, and we believe that it can be really easy to make an impact! We’ve created a sustainable sandal, but beyond what’s on our feet, we’re also conscious about the rest of our wardrobe. As consumers, it’s our responsibility to make informed decisions about how our clothing can impact the environment. That’s why we’ve put together this simple guide on how to make your wardrobe better for the earth.
One of the best ways to create a sustainable wardrobe is to go the second-hand route. Not only is second-hand apparel more eco-friendly, but it’s also more affordable! It’s also become really easy to find great quality second-hand clothing online. Apps like Poshmark make it simple to purchase directly from sellers (or list your own clothing) and online thrift stores like threadUP make finding your size and favorite brands a cinch! Clothing rental programs likeRent the Runway are also a great option to minimize your impact and many even offer the option to purchase rented apparel at a discount.
Donate, Don’t Throw Out
The best way to create a sustainable wardrobe is to streamline your wardrobe. Create a capsule-style wardrobe with items you can regularly rotate vs. accumulating more apparel that you wear less frequently. As you dive into your closet clean-out separate things you want to sell (threadUP andPoshmark are great only consignment options in addition to retail stores like Buffalo Exchange and Plato’s Closet) and things you want to donate.
Buy from Eco-Friendly Brands
When purchasing new, put your dollars toward brands that make a difference and take sustainability as seriously as you do. Buying your flip-flops from us ensures that you’re reducing the environmental impact of rubber tires that can’t be recycled. You can also opt for organic clothing brands likeThreads 4 Thought that use organic cotton and make their leggings from recycled plastic water bottles.
Skip the Fast Fashion
Fast fashion brands might be trendy, but they’re not great for the planet. Fast fashion brands hit the latest styles and are often much lower quality meaning you’ll wear them for a season before tossing them out. Investing in higher quality basics that last longer and are more versatile is much better for the planet and is a great way to create acapsule wardrobe.
Avoid “Dry Clean Only”
How often do you purchase new apparel without looking at the care instructions on the label? Instead of skipping this step, pay attention, and think twice before purchasing dry clean only pieces. Dry cleaning uses chemicals that can be dangerous and harmful to the environment. By investing in clothing you can wash yourself, you’re doing yourself and the earth a favor!
Dressing green doesn’t have to be hard or complicated. In fact, simplifying your wardrobe can simplify your life!
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