I wanted to give you a few pointers to help you incorporate a more sustainable approach into your fashion in daily life
🌏 Extend the life of your clothes and use environmentally safe techniques. Consider these simple ways:
♻️Opt for quality and longevity over quantity
♻️Treat (and wash) clothes with care. Follow the guidelines from your clothing labels to extend the life of your garments
♻️Avoid washing your garments too often & avoid using too warm temperature. If your garment is not stained & only need refreshing, go for lower temperature which help preserve the fabric.
♻️Avoid using the dryer
♻️Use Guppy bag or Cora ball to help catch those tiny microfibers before they flow down the drain.
♻️Use Eco friendly washing detergent
🌏Consider circular processes ie rewear and recycling!
Fashion that can be reused, reworn and recycled. There are so many tutorials online that will inject you with some creativity and shade light on what you can do to give your clothing a second life:
♻️You may repair damaged items
♻️You may consider changing a dress into a top – even if you have limited sewing skills!
♻️You may invest in a simple sewing machine and start re-inventing clothing.
💡😉Fun fact : My daughter has recently decided to make use of my old sewing machine. She recycled many of my old t-shirts, dresses. By cutting and re-shaping existing garments, she made herself several trendy tops, bandoos for summer, scrunchies and dresses. This helps ensure we are saving fabric from landfill and remember fashions come back into fashion again so if you have space in your closet, keep key fashion pieces.
🌏Opt for Sustainable materials
♻️Focus on sustainable materials: Irish Linen, -Recycled Polyester, Organic Wool, Pineapple leather, Alpaca Wool etc
-Organic Cotton is a little more complex and might need further development as the production of organic cotton can still take huge volumes of water to produce for example.
♻️So what is not so good for the environment & why ?
-Conventional cotton: huge water requirements
-Synthetic fabrics rely on the petrochemical industries for their raw material
– Leather – Materials like leather are responsible for huge methane outputs