Before I dive into this article, I must say my entire wardrobe isn’t sustainable, but 75% of the items in my wardrobe are. Sometimes I count sustainability with how often I repeat my clothes without having to consume (purchase) new items.
On today’s blog post, I will be sharing ways in which you can curate a sustainable wardrobe moving forward.
There is an urge to always shop for new items, scrolling through your phone and you see a stunning ad, and you are tempted to purchase. I have been there and I still do this, but the catch is how often do I shop for new items, when I have a lot in my wardrobe that haven’t been worn or I need to purge from. Minimising your shopping habits can help curate a sustainable wardrobe for 2022.
Another way is by reconstructing or deconstructing the current pieces in your wardrobe. It’s a method where by you re-shape or switch the look of your clothes, either by chopping off or adding more fabric to it. Accessorising your items is also a way of constructing new looks to them and in turn, makes you wear them in multiple ways. That way, you see your items as having a new/fresh look to them.
I have been careful to stay clear from mentioning thrifting/second hand shopping as a way of curating a sustainable wardrobe because, although that is a valid way of curating a sustainable & ethical wardrobe, there is a problem of over consumption when you frequent these stores on a regular basis. A way to desist from doing so, is by limiting what and how much you purchase from these secondhand stores.
Another way is by swapping your clothes with a friend or family member. I do this often as I tend to purge my closet regularly and I have also gotten some items from a friend’s closet as well. These are items I didn’t have need for and vice versa. I am also at the stage in my life that having too many clothes in my wardrobe puts me off and I am always looking for how to down size by donating or giving them out.
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