By preloved or rent
There are THOUSANDS of unwanted clothes in the world so we don’t need to be buying brand new every time we want a new dress. Ebay and Depop marketplaces are my go to for preloved fashion, you have so many options and will often find clothes new with tags.
Renting is also a sustainable and cost effective option especially if you’re a serious fashionista who loves to wear new things on the reg. Glam Corner is one of my favourite rental sites.
Only buy what you love
Don’t buy it if you won’t wear it to DEATH. Seriously, not worth the resources that go into making that lovely print dress you just purchased if it languishes in your closet for months on end after one or two wears. Refer to our questions to ask yourself before you make your next purchase.
Invest in a Guppy Friend
This clever little contraption available from Patagonia captures the microfibers shed by your synthetic clothing during a wash cycle. That’s a WHOLE other issue and we’ve written a few articles about microfiber plastic pollution which you can read here.
Finally let the fashion brand know that you love their clothes but would love them more if they looked at alternative fabrics which are kinder to the environment. My favourite Spell Byron Bay (pictured) are working with the Canopy Style Agreement to use more eco-friendly fabrics in their designs. This came about because customers started asking questions. As consumers, the power to create change is in our hands.
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