If you pay attention to fashion trends, you may know there is currently a backlash against the fast fashion movement of the past few years. This trend consists of popular clothing brands churning out multiple collections of cheaply-produced clothing a year to encourage consumers to shop quickly-changing trends and throw out old ones. This resulted in mountains of clothing going into landfills, huge amounts of textile waste in clothing production, abusive labor practices and a business model that was damaging not only to the environment but to people as well.
As a result, there is currently a movement to shop and wear clothes more sustainably. That means looking at how businesses are producing their clothing. Are they sourcing eco-friendly materials? Are they paying livable wages to their workers? Also, buy clothing that is high quality so it lasts for a long time and shop for classic pieces that won’t go out of style quickly so they can be worn over and over.
If all this resonates with you, here are some ways to build a more sustainable wardrobe.