Sustainable fashion is all the rage these days. Of course, some brands are really only paying lip service to it, while others are actually doing what they can to be as sustainable as possible. But it’s not just fashion brands that can make sustainable choices. You can also make sure your personal fashion choices are as sustainable as possible, including avoiding fast fashion. It doesn’t take much to be more sustainable and you can also save money by making more sensible choices about buying and caring for your clothes and accessories. By being more sustainable, you could have more money to spend on quality clothes.
Learn to Make Repairs
Many of us have the tendency to throw away clothes and accessories as soon as there is something slightly wrong with them. But there’s no need to do that when you’re capable of making repairs. It’s really not hard to learn how to make minor repairs, including things like sewing on new buttons, repairing small tears, and covering up minor stains and other damage. A few sewing skills can get you far, and you don’t even really need to be able to sew thanks to some of the products you can buy that allow you to avoid it.
Replace Broken or Worn-out Elements
Some things can’t really be repaired easily but there are often certain elements that you can replace to avoid having to throw something out. For example, a broken zip or the heels on a pair of shoes can easily be replaced. If you can’t do it, you can pay someone to do it for you. It’s simple to replace watch straps that are worn out, with absolutely no need to get rid of the watch completely. You might be able to replace the lenses in a pair of sunglasses or get a new strap for a bag.
It doesn’t take a genius to work out that you can save money by buying second-hand clothes. It’s also much more sustainable than buying new. There are huge amounts of clothes and accessories looking for a new home that still have plenty of life left in them. There are plenty of charity shops that can have great deals. But if you can’t find much to like in charity shops, you can look online and use apps. Places like eBay, Vinted, and Depop can all be handy for grabbing some great, sustainable bargains.
Know How to Care for Your Clothes
Taking good care of your clothes is important if you want to be sustainable. When you look after your clothes properly, you can help them to last longer, so you need to buy less. Paying attention to the washing instructions is one of the simple things you can do, especially with anything more delicate that could be more susceptible to damage. If you treat your clothes like they need, they could last years longer.
Sustainable fashion could save you money. A few easy tricks are all it takes to change your habits.