It’s Earth Day!!!! Hopefully everyone is making an effort to incorporate additional ways of caring for the Earth into their lives- and not just for day! But for good! So if you are looking for some ideas on how to be just a little greener, I’ve got them here. Best part? They all relate to your closet! Because I know, it is chic to be green…
Wear Vintage. If it is already made then no additional energy is needed to create a new garment. While I don’t purchase a ton of vintage myself, I happily raid my mother’s closet and accept gently used clothing from close friends. I also am known to give my younger sisters items when I no longer wear them.
Buy Fabric Made Of Natural Fibers. There is cotton, linen, silk, wool (including cashmere!) as well as less traditional fabrics like hemp and jute. Unlike synthetic fabrics, these materials do not require masses of chemicals and processes to create. Another bonus? Natural fabrics feel nicer!
Use Green Cleaners. This means purchasing products that are phosphate free, as well as absent of dyes and fragrances. After all, we are so careful about what we put in our bodies, shouldn’t we be equally as careful about what we put on them?
Wash In Cold/ Line Dry. Okay, I know that when you spill sauce on your white shirt you are going to use hot water to get it out. And I know using the dryer is about a million times more convenient. So, I am not saying to give up these luxuries completely, but when possible try the alternatives!
Purchase Quality, Not Quantity. It is easy to want to buy all of the latest trends, however your budget may not agree. So instead of settling on masses of cheap knockoffs, limit your number of purchases and invest in quality. This way your pieces will last longer with less of a need to replace them. Conservation at its finest!
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