By: Heather Bien
In pursuing a more sustainable life and making eco-friendly choices, we’re looking at how sustainability applies across the board. And, we know that it doesn’t have to be as black and white as fully immersing yourself in sustainable resolutions –– you can make small changes today that move the ball and keep your environmental impact in mind.
Ready to get started? Here are 5 tips you can use today to begin building a more sustainable wardrobe.
1. Pay Attention to Fabric Content:
2. Wash Less and Air Dry:
No, we’re not saying you have to hang out in stained clothing, but you might be surprised to realize you don’t have to wash every item of clothing each time you wear it. If you’re not sweating in it or spilling on it, then you can probably get a few wears out of most items. Feel like it needs a refresh, but not a full wash? Mix up a homemade fabric refresher spray with white vinegar, water, and your essential oil of choice (I’m a fan of using lavender and eucalyptus!) and spray away.
3. Consider Moving Towards a Capsule Wardrobe:
A sleek black scoop-neck top is an all-season piece that can be dressed up with a chic structured pair of pants or dressed down with a free-flowing maxi skirt. Simple black leggings can be worn with an over-sized blazer and booties for a big meeting or a classic bateau-neck top and flats for a weekend brunch. The more you can wear each item, the fewer pieces you’ll buy, the less impact you’ll have on the environment.
4. Think About What You Own Before You Buy:
5. Pull Out the Old Sewing Kit:
Curious to learn more about sustainability and how Boody is working towards building a sustainable, ethical clothing brand? Read about Boody’s commitment to sustainability and its ethical business practices in regard to harvesting and using bamboo here.