How to Get an Environmental-Friendly Wardrobe

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How to Get an Environmental-Friendly Wardrobe

Our fashion, styling and clothing has a really dark side to itself, sometimes darker than many of us will ever know. The fast-moving fashion trends and hyped-up 'in-things' make us overlook the adverse effect that our choices have on the environment. Who cares if the material is cotton or synthetic till it goes well with the fashion trends and cute looking feeds, right? No way.

But for many of us, terms like reduce, reuse, repair, and recycle are not mere bookish knowledge. We do feel a responsibility towards sustainable living and inculcating techniques in our day-to-day lives that promote a conscious way of living.

Here are four ways which can help you in your drive to get a more sustainable wardrobe:

  1. Search for brands with a responsible journey: There are many brands who work while taking care of nature and the community as a whole. Get to know them, get to know their stories and be mindful while shopping. For instance, Skosh is a brand that produces kids' clothes with a clear mission of reusing, repurposing and upcycling in order to create zero waste. Check them out here

  2. Choose quality over quantity: We often tend to invest in clothes that look super chic and are on-point in terms of the latest rage on the ramp. So what if they may be a one-time wear or would go out of vogue in a couple of months? Being "with-it" can be a huge draw for most of us. Well, the temptation can be curbed. Really. If we just think about the impact on the environment. Buying just a few high-quality items a year, rather than a bagful of less eco-friendly clothes, will dramatically reduce the carbon-footprints on the planet. Think!

  3. Spend on trans-seasonal clothes: Try investing money on clothes that you know will work all year round. For example, there’s no point buying huge loads of winter clothes when you live in a city like Mumbai. Instead, spend the greater portion of your money on pieces that will see you through more than one season. Cotton tees, classic dresses, timeless coats and jackets will make for a much more sustainable wardrobe.

  4. Buy reused accessories from thrift stores: Thrifting is a channel of shopping where gently used items, including clothes, are bought through a flea market or thrift store at a discounted price. There’s nothing inferior about buying products on resale; rather it is one of the most trendy ways to save your money, help the environment and have constant changes in your wardrobe. Why not share and save at the same time?