Tips and tricks on how to become a more conscious buyer
It seems that the talks about sustainability and being conscious reached their peak. Now we can find a lot of information related to pollution, what causes it and ways on how to tackle this problem. This could motivate us as well as cause panic. The scope of information and circulating opinions on how we should behave to reduce waste that we accumulate can overwhelm us and lead to apathy. But how can we avoid this and still make a positive impact?
The key is to make small but substantial steps:
Thinking about spring cleaning? Great! But do not think of throwing away your clothes. Some people would be happy to take them as a donation or even buy them. If these clothes are no longer in wearable condition, check if there is a clothing recycling bin near you. This way your clothes will be recycled and ready for a new “life”.
Feel like it’s time to renew your wardrobe? Before checking what fast fashion brands have to offer, browse second hand stores or special platforms that sell used clothes. You’ll be surprised by the quality and price of the clothing and accessories there!
Do you plan your groceries? If yes, then try this method when you are going shopping for clothes. Think about what you need, put some outfit ideas together, play a little stylist there. This way, you will avoid an unnecessary purchase that later on hangs in your wardrobe for years.
If you are dreaming about some new clothes or if you want to try some brand that you heard so many good opinions about, don’t forget to check information such as how their garments are produced, from what kind of material? What is their story? What are their thoughts on the environment?
And last but not least. Always ask yourself if this is what is best for you?