Are you the kind of person who can no longer turn a blind eye to the state of the global environment? The evidence is pretty much irrefutable at this point that as a society we can’t continue to use materials and fuels in the ways that we have in the past.
Though you might not think it, one of the first places that you can start to make a difference is with your wardrobe. Eco-conscious and minimalist clothes are becoming an increasingly positive trend in the world, and if you think that you might want to start becoming more involved in the movement, then there are some things you need to know about minimalist clothes. Here are some of the best tips for making your own fashion and wardrobe more eco-conscious to help the environment.
- Start Using Green Detergent
You can bring an element of eco friendliness to the clothing that you already own by making the commitment to use green laundry detergent. These products do the same job as ‘regular’ detergent without the harsh and synthetic chemicals that are harmful to the environment. The less harshly you treat your clothes, the longer they will last and the longer you can go without having to buy more.
The epitome of minimalist clothes are those that have been pre-owned and pre-worn but still have plenty of life left. Choose not to add to the demand for newly manufactured items and instead of going to a new store, head to vintage and thrift stores. Here you can find clothes in great condition that can give you a new look and outfit while not adding to the carbon footprint process of brand new items being created. It’s also a lot cheaper than buying new and you never know what treasure you might find.
When you want to buy brand new clothing, it is best to buy from local manufacturers and vendors. Buying local not only helps to support your immediate community, but it also eliminates lots of the problems of fashion retail like massive transportation pollution. Add to that the fact that the majority of local business are smaller ventures and are therefore likely to take up less resources and land.
Get out of the habit of buying things like t-shirts that cost only a few dollars. Sure, it certainly feels like a good deal, but you know as well as the next person that those types of garments don’t last a year, even half a year, and you find yourself heading out to replace it. By spending more money on better quality products, you are protecting yourself from adding to the pollution and carbon footprint and other economic and environmental issues of fast fashion.
Hopefully those tips have been helpful to you, and you can adjust your fashion lifestyle to make a positive difference in the world. Every little helps, never forget that! If you want to add more minimalist clothes to your wardrobe, browse the collection at BRPPL. We can guarantee that you will find something you love and there’s tips and fashion advice too.