As a ” Fashionista ” I became aware of sustainable-fashion just during the pandemic. I saw that having items that are from a certain quality, last longer than: fast-fashion related items. Back in the days I was just following ” trends ” , buying items that I only wore a few times. I wasn’t aware of what kind of materials they item was made from. I wast just bring they items and clothes that I like. Yes I’m guilty of being the fast-fashion consumer, I think. If I look back Than I could say: I made tons of mistakes, buying the wrong-items, that I now, never would wear or buy anymore. No matter the brand or style, I just don’t do it. I’ve learned the-hard-way when it comes to buying wisely, invest-smart. Now that’s exactly the topic that I want to discuss with you guys today. Because I feel that this is a topic that can’t be discussed enough. Especially now we are getting more aware of it.
What is sustainable fashion exactly?
It’s a term that has been used more and more. Most of the time it’s about recycled clothes. For example: the latest items that I’ve purchased at: COS Are made from: 100% recycled wool. So that means this material already has been used once. It’s also has a specific label that confirms that you have bought a sustainable-piece that is made from 100% recycled material, for example: cotton or wool. Every-brand right now is aware of the climate-change that’s going on. So brands are having a social-responbility to contribute to a healthier-planet. That’s why it’s so important for brands to create sustainable-collections.
How can I contribute?
Well as I’ve mentioned earlier, I’ve been guilty of not taking my own responsibility to make this planet earth a healthier place. I was buying fast-fashion, items , you name it. Now since the pandemic I’ve been more aware of it. So it’s start with: quality over quantity, even when you are on a budget. Because when you are on a budget it, doesn’t mean that you can’t look fashionable. But you have to take a look at your own-wardrobe for 5-10-minutes and see: Are there things that might not belong into my wardrobe? Are there items that I should replace? or items that I can keep in good condition? These are questions that you could ask yourself. You can contribute by buying items that are time-less and have certain amount of quality. Items that you can wear again and again. That’s just the first-start of building a sustainable wardrobe.