"Ethical fashion", "eco-responsible", "sustainable development": you may hear them every day without really knowing what they mean in concrete terms. Today, environmental respect has become an important concern and a fundamental value for some However, it is sometimes difficult to know where to start to change our consumption habits and thus contribute to the preservation of the planet.
We have prepared 5 steps for you to make your purchases easier and more sustainable while taking care of your needs and desires.
1. Create a minimalist wardrobe
The first step is to define what you really need. The number of times an item is worn has decreased by 20% in 15 years. So go back to basics by creating a wardrobe that consists of basic pieces that you can easily combine with each other. This will force you to buy less, but of better quality.
2. Second-hand shopping
Today there are different ways to buy second-hand via applications that you may already know such as Vinted, Vestiaire collective, Vide-dressing...
If you prefer to browse stores for rare pieces, you can turn more to thrift stores. It takes a little more time but allows you to have affordable and unique pieces. You can also sell your clothes through these shops and give them a second life.
3. Promote quality
Take the time to think about the essential pieces in your wardrobe. When it comes to fashion, we often tend to make compulsive purchases without really questioning the usefulness of each item and we often find ourselves wearing the same clothes. Buying less allows you to invest in quality items that you will keep for many years.
4. Customize your old parts
Before buying new items, you can take inventory of pieces you no longer wear by giving them a second life. For example, your old denim jacket: if you add embroidery or a personalized design to it, it will become a unique piece. So let your creativity speak before throwing away your clothes.
5. Learn about the origin of your clothes
Brands are becoming increasingly transparent when it comes to the origin of materials. It is very easy to know the composition of the materials as well as the origin on the labels of your clothes. You can also favor brands using eco-responsible materials such as organic cotton, linen or recycled fibers. You can find our organic cotton pieces, made in Europe here .
6. Our bonus tip
Use reusable tote bags or bags when shopping. It's a very simple gesture, which avoids the use of single-use bags.