PLEASE never throw your garments or accessories in the trash. When you’ve outlived an item, bring it to your local donation center or womens shelter to be properly donated. Share your pre-loved items with friends, or use them as rags to replace paper towels in your home.
If you have a lot of clothing scraps, contact your local fabric recycling centers that may be open and available to take them.
Be mindful of materials when shopping for product. Polyester is one of the #1 materials used in fast fashion yet it is the worst for the environment since it is plastic and non-biodegradable. Other synthetic fibers such as nylon and acrylic are highly used in our everyday wear and made up of all forms of plastic. Wear organic or natural materials as much as you can and try and stay away from polyester unless it is made using recycled materials.
WASH YOUR CLOTHES LESS
This is one of the most important facts that people don’t realize. Our washers and dryers are not meant
to sustain clothing- at all. When washing garments if you want them to last it is best to ALWAYS wash on cold delicate cycle or hand wash cycle and air dry only.
With the high intensity spinning of washers along with the hot water and long soaks, the fabric starts to weaken, deteriorate and fade after every wash. Little pieces of plastic from the garments pollute into our water system when washed too regularly. When washing fabrics such as polyester, up to 1900 fibers are washed off after each cycle making synthetic garments are one of the largest source of micro plastic pollution in the oceans
Don’t buy into trends/ instead buy what you know you like-
Trends come and go quicker than you ever think. When a new trend comes out, think twice about if it’s really something you will love for more than a few months. In most cases, sooner than later everyone is going to have it and you will no longer want it, quickly going out of style.