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Transitioning to a Sustainable Closet

Transitioning to a Sustainable Closet

As we head into a new season, and continue to stay at more than usual, it's a good time to reflect on your individual impact on the world and ways to lessen your carbon footprint and waste.  Taking a look at your closet, and fashion consumption, is a moderately simple way to begin shifting to more sustainable behaviors.  Here are a few tips on what to keep in mind as you begin the process.

1.  Find Your Style
Get to know yourself and your style. Once you identify your style, knowing which items fall into your aesthetic will become easier, which in turn, makes it easier to invest in fewer pieces of higher quality.

2.  Build Your Foundation
Essential, timeless pieces create the foundation of a sustainable closet. By starting with a few quality and timeless items, you are laying the groundwork for versatility and longevity with more opportunity to get the most out of your clothes.

3.  Be Intentional + Aware
When it comes to adding upon, rebuilding, or replacing your closet’s essentials, it’s good to consider items that are kinder to the planet and the people who make them. Do your research and support companies that are transparent about sourcing, materials and ethical production practices. Good on You is a great resource for checking the reliability of different brands. 

4.  Fewer Pieces, Better Quality
By investing in fewer pieces of better quality, you can be confident that your investments will stand the test of time.

5.  Shop Previously-owned
Shopping and selling parts of your wardrobe on sites such as ThredUp and Poshmark give you the chance to contribute to the longevity and extended lifecycle of clothing.

Cheers to starting your transition to a sustainable closet.