April 19, 2018
By Noelani Piters
4 EASY WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR FASHION FOOTPRINT
Change is hard. There’s no getting around it: we’re creatures of habit, lovers of our morning coffee, our everyday rituals. And yet, paradoxically, we also love new — the newest binge-worthy show, the latest food trend, the most recent iteration of the sock boot. We’re constantly on the hunt for something we’ve never seen, tasted or bought before. We are creatures living in constant flux. On second thought, change might not be so hard after all.
As inspiring and creative as the fashion industry is, every day it consumes our resources, pollutes our planet and tampers with our ethical standards at an alarming rate. And while the global scale of fashion can seem daunting, there’s still time to change the way we interact with the clothing we wear and the shoes we can’t help but covet. By starting small, we can start to think big. And with Earth Day right around the corner, we’re here to help you not just become more conscious about your clothes, but to act on it. Read on for four simple ways you can start to reduce your fashion footprint and enact long-lasting, sustainable change.
1. Opt for high-quality pieces over fast fashion alternatives, in the resale and retail markets.