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  • Writer's pictureValinda

10+ Sustainable Fashion Tips - How to have a More Ethical Wardrobe

Updated: May 26

92 million tonnes of textile waste is produced each year. Out of 100 billion garments produced, 92 million tonnes end up in landfills. This is about a garbage truck full of unwanted clothes each second. Because all these clothes need to be produced from raw materials and then turned into garments. These require lots of resources which results in the fashion industry being responsible for 3% of global CO2 emissions and over 20% of global water pollution. I think we can and should do better therefore I want to share some sustainable fashion tips to make your wardrobe more sustainable.

Do you need it?

Before you purchase a new piece of clothing, first consider if you need it. Wait at least a few weeks before you go looking for it and if you still need it, consider if you wear it often or if will it just sit in your closet looking pretty. Give the items you would like to buy some thought. Not just mindless purchase of everything that catches your eye. Just the other day I heard someone say ‘ If you would run into an ex wearing this, would you feel confident and good about yourself?’ I think this is an amazing way to approach new pieces of clothing to make sure you purchase only items you will wear over and over again so you get the most out of the clothing you have purchased.