3 easy steps to becoming more fashion sustainable

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3 easy steps to becoming more fashion sustainable

3 easy steps to becoming more fashion sustainable

3 easy steps to becoming more fashion sustainable. When it comes to taking the first steps to becoming more fashion sustainable, we should be working to the ethos of “buy less and buy better.”

This is the mantra we all should be living by with recent research showing that our clothes are among the items that are most at risk of being produced through modern slavery in an industry where women make up a staggering 80% of the global workforce.

Some alarming facts are that global textiles production emits 1.2 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases annually which is more than maritime shipping and international flights both put together.

To make matters worse, 73% of the 53 million tonnes of fibres used to make clothes and textiles each year are burnt or sent to landfill, according to Fashion Revolution’s latest reports.

However, consumer awareness and interest in how our clothes are really being made is on the up and its exciting time for sustainable fashion.

By each of us shopping more ethically and simply pledging only to buy an item if we can commit to wearing it at least 30 times is one simple step in working towards fashion sustainability.

The true fact of the matter is that ethical fashion often does cost more but this reflects the true cost of using materials that are less damaging to our planet, made in factories or centres that are safe to work in, have better eco-credentials and pay fair wages to their employees.

However, with more and more clothing companies and fashion brands now realising the importance of ethical fashion, they are gradually becoming more conscious of the change in attitude by their customers and are working hard in producing fashion goods and accessories that are ethically produced.

The choice and style of garments now available in sustainable clothing has come a long way in the past 5 years with some of the most recognised fashion brands in the work now producing clever trendy designs that can rival no-ethical pieces of fashion.

If you are looking to become more fashion sustainable and want to do your bit towards working to a better and cleaner environment for us all to live in then here are three easy steps you should consider the next time you are looking to make a fashion purchase are

Will I wear this item more than 30 times?

• Check the product material label on the item to see the composition of its material

• Look to see if the garment or item carries a recyclable logo

No one is asking you to clear out your whole wardrobe and re stock it with recycled clothing as that is not fashion sustainable.

You can reinvent your current fashion line-ups and even swap clothing with friends. Just remember that whatever you choice is when it comes to fashion will have an impact on the environment that we live in for now and well into the future.

3 easy steps to becoming more fashion sustainable