Here’s an environmental cause we should all care more about: shop in sustainable style and ditch fast fashion by choosing clothes that will survive temporary trends.
How? ‘Or’ What? You can ask.
NPR recommends that you try this simple test, ask yourself if you would wear this item thirty or more times, known as the thirty wear test.
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As encouraged by savings guru Symphony Clarke, this simple yet effective shopping strategy will leave your wallet and the wider environmental impact of fast fashion in a much more preferable position.
Symphony notes that many of its peers feel pressured to follow trends. Some even feel like they can’t post a photo in the same outfit twice. “It’s the life of their clothes. Once a picture is taken, it’s done,” she says.
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Sustain Your Style also suggests:
- You buy less.
- Buy consciously from sustainable brands.
- Buy second-hand clothes or rent clothes.
Even the most eco-friendly clothing uses resources for production and transportation to your wardrobe, creating an environmental impact. Perhaps proceed to verify your efforts rather than checkout.
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