Earth day: 6 easy tips for a sustainable wardrobe

You've been meaning to do it for ages. Today is the day!

22/04/2021 23:57:00

You've been meaning to do it for ages. Today is the day!

“The ‘spark joy’ method to me is a fast-fashion approach to cleaning out a closet,” – Elizabeth L.Cline, author of The Conscious Closet, explains that the Marie Kondo technique isn't necessarily the solution, and shares 6 methods with Vogue to make your wardrobe more sustainable.

.” Instead, clearing out your wardrobe requires considered thought. “Consumers have a lot of power over whether or not the items they're getting rid of are going to have a second life or if they're going to landfill,”Clinecontinues.The specialist reveals 6 responsible methods to give a second life to your wardrobe all whilst protecting the environment.

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Give clothes a second chanceInstead of immediately purging clothes that don’t “spark joy”,Clineadvocates giving them a second or third chance. “It’s an opportunity to rediscover what you've got,” she says. “Pairing up [a piece] with something else [can] create this totally fresh look. Obviously the most sustainable item in your closet is a piece of clothing that you already own

.”Ensure your clothes are in good conditionTo increase the chances of your cast-offs going to a new home, you have to make sure they’re in good condition. “Your items should always be laundered. Any stains or marks that can be cleaned should be cleaned, headtopics.com

” urgesCline. Go the extra mile to make basic repairs as well, including sewing back on any loose buttons. “All of this takes effort, but it really is the difference between those items going into a landfill versus potentially finding a second life in somebody else's closet.

”Re-sell or organise a clothes swap“I'm a huge advocate for trying to resell or swap any of your high-value items,”Clineexplains. “It always feels good to make back some money, but it also is a way to take greater responsibility and make sure the item has found a new home.

”Find organisations that take worn clothesMost of us drop off all of our unwanted garments at the same place, whether that be a charity shop or a clothes bank. However, if any of your pieces are particularly worn out, it’s worth checking whether the organisation will take them. “

You need to make sure the service has a relationship with a recycler, otherwise they will have to pay to landfill it Lire la suite: Vogue.fr »

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