How to shop sustainable.
Ok, I should really write how to shop more sustainable. The most sustainable thing would be to not shop anything new at all. But on the other hand, I really love clothes (always have and always will) and we all need to wear something. So what I’m really trying to do is to shop less and in a more sustainable way.
Before buying, first ask yourself these three questions:
1. So the first thing when buying something new is to really ask yourself: Do a need it? If I find something really pretty in a store I try to never buy it directly. Instead I write it down on a shoppinglist and after a couple of weeks If I still feel like it’s a good idea then I can buy it. This is the perfect way to stop bad spontaneous purchases.
2. Can I find it second hand? So the best thing is if you can buy clothes second hand to repurpose pre-worn clothes.
3. And the third question: Could I borrow it from a friend instead of buying? I love swapping clothes with friends. You have probably heard it before, one woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure!
Brands that offer a more sustainable choice.
I get a lot of questions about sustainable brands and where to purchase them so here I’ve collected 9 brands and designers that will give you a more sustainable choice when you are buying something new. 🙂 I Would also love it if you could comment your favorite sustainable brands so that I can make a longer list!
Based in: USA
Etchics: Sustainable fabrics, rescued deadstock fabrics, and repurposed vintage clothing. Wants to create effortless silhouettes that celebrate the feminine figure.
Everlane – Apparel, accessories, shoes
Based in: USA
Ethics: Ethical production process and a radical transparency.
People Tree – Sustainable and fair trade fashion
Based in: UK
Ethics: A pioneer in ethical and sustainable fashion.
Aiayu – Woman’s Wear
Based in: Denmark
Ethics: They believe that a product’s origins, sustainable production and environmental impact are of equal importance as its aesthetic.
Naja – Lingerie
Ethics: Stands for job creation, fair wages, eco-friendly materials and processes.
e/s design – Women’s wear
Based in: Finland
Etchics: Slow fashion with multifunctional clothes.
Filippa K – Men´s and women´s clothing, shoes and accessories
Based in: Stockholm, Sweden
Ethics: Uses sustainable materials & have transparency.
SiiZU – Women’s sweaters, dresses & tops
Based in: New York, USA
Ethics: Uses organic, sustainably grown fabrics. Partner with American forests.
ARMEDANGELS – Women’s, men’s and kids’ fashion
Based in: Germany
Ethics: Fairtrade. Working with Fair wear foundation and organic fabrics.