Questions to ask before you buy new clothes
How to shop for clothes ethically
With the holiday shopping season upon us, there has never been a better time to think about shopping ethically and sustainably. Many big-name stores offer cheap clothing, but their "fast fashion" model exploits workers, uses vast amounts of natural resources and pollutes the environment with toxic dyes and microplastic waste. Additionally, millions of tons of clothing are thrown away every year, landing in landfills having been worn just seven times.
How can you shop for clothes ethically? It is as simple as asking yourself three simple questions before buying new clothes:
- How much do I already own?
- How much will I wear it?
- How long will it last?