Sustainable Living & Sustainable Fashion: Ways to Save Money
by Phillippa Owen on Feb 12, 2022
We live in a sustainable world, but sustainable living is not always sustainable on our purses. Being sustainable can seem expensive and difficult to do. One of the reasons it can seem expensive to live sustainably is because of 'fast fashion'. Fast fashion is mainly cheaply made clothes that are designed to last a short time before being thrown away and often items are never even worn. Sustainable clothing should be made with high quality materials so it will last longer, which saves you money and time in the long run. Let’s chat about sustainable fashion and tips on how to save money, as well as sustainable ideas that are easy on your purse!
One way to save money on sustainable fashion is by buying gently used clothes. Thrift stores, vintage shops and online marketplaces like Depop, Vinted & eBay are great places to find gently used clothing. Buying pre-owned clothes helps reduce waste and saves you money! You can also get sustainable fashion tips from friends and family who love shopping around for a bargain!
Another sustainable fashion tip is to invest in high quality sustainable clothing. If you buy the right clothes, they can last a very long time and therefore save you money! Consider looking for sustainable clothing and underwear that has been made well and made with high-quality materials like sustainable bamboo fabric. Sustainable fashion will help your wardrobe stay full for longer because you'll end up keeping underwear and clothing for the long-term, getting lots of wear out of high-quality pieces making the price per wear much cheaper than fast fashion items that are worn once or twice and made of poor materials.
When finding the right sustainable brands to buy from it's important to look at their packaging. Consider buying from brands that invest in sustainable packaging like recycled plastic, or even more sustainable packing like eco-friendly plant-based materials that don't contain plastic, are biodegradable and compostable. Sustainable fashion brands like this care about their environmental impact and you can feel good knowing that you're supporting sustainable initiatives with your purchase.
It's great to have some sustainable materials for the house as well as things around your home that can be reused or repurposed in a creative way. Did you know bottle corks can be put into your compost bin just like eco-friendly packaging from sustainable fashion brands like Flissie.
Plenty of sustainable fashion brands advise washing their items on a cold wash. You don't need to do a piping hot wash for fabrics to be clean anymore! This is great for your clothes and the environment. Not only will you save on your energy bill but also by using cold water to wash your sustainable clothing it helps reduce pollution from the textile industry!
With a bit of sustainable shopping savvy, you can have a sustainable wardrobe that doesn't cost the earth!
We hope you find these tips useful. If you have any sustainable fashion tips then let us know!