Fashion turns its gaze to a greener and more sustainable world
For some years the awareness towards green fashion has become increasingly rooted and strong, however the road ahead to concretely reduce the figures of the impact of fashion on the environment, however, is still long. But if it is true that the great revolutions always start from simple ideas, we too, in our daily lives, can actively participate in the green (fashion) revolution. Such as?
Reading our 5 tips for a green fashion.
1. Always look at the label
The first step to making an informed purchase is to read clothing labels. Choosing garments made with natural fibers will allow us to avoid synthetic materials such as polyester which, at each wash, release invisible but very harmful particles of microplastics to the oceans.
2. Wash only if really necessary
Doing washing machines just to “freshen up” the clothes will only contribute to their wear and increase water and energy consumption. Better to wash at full load and only when the condition of the clothes really requires it.
3. Prefer quality over quantity
The next time you are about to buy something, ask yourself: will I really use it? If yes, how many times? In general, try to make fewer and more targeted purchases, with the prospect that they are destined to last over time. The portfolio will also thank you.
4. Make your clothes live longer
A little hole, a stain, and goodbye favorite jeans? Before deleting a garment in your wardrobe and buying a new one, always make sure you have done everything to repair it and enjoy it for a while longer.
5. Never throw clothes in the trash
Garments thrown in the garbage are dumped and, in most cases, burned or buried. Always place them in the special collection points scattered around the city, give them to those who need them, or take advantage of the collection programs that will bring them back to life.