So, you want to make more responsible choices when it comes to your wardrobe? You’re in the right place. We’ll show you how you can source sustainable, eco-friendly clothing without breaking the bank. From some of our favorite affordable sustainable brands to some of our favorite tricks of the trade, we’ve got lots of ideas to keep you looking good all while feeling good about your choices.
3 Affordable Sustainable Fashion Brands:
As more people embrace an eco-friendly lifestyle with products that reduce our carbon footprint, we also look for organic products that will enhance our quality of life. Midori Styles offers clothing and other products made from sustainable and renewable bamboo. Bamboo clothing is luxuriously soft and so comfortable; you’ll want to wear it everyday. With all the wonderful benefits that bamboo fabric has to offer, going green just got better.
Royal Apparel is an eco-friendly company from Long Island. They have made a social commitment to the environment and to the people who manufacture their clothing. In terms of sustainable fashion, their clothing is made from a variety of earth friendly materials such as organic cotton, RPET (recycled polyethylene terephthalate – or recycled plastic bottles), bamboo and hemp viscose. Materials used in their apparel are not treated with pesticides or chemicals, and they only use low-impact dyes.
The Sanskrit word Satva is a state of mind in which the mind is steady, calm and peaceful. Satva means PURE. Through our partnership with Suminter India Organics®, an environmental and socially conscious organic cotton production corporation in India, they set out on a mission to create a symbiotic balance between people, planet, production, profits and social stewardship. They consider their impact at every step towards building a holistic, ethical and harmonious ecosystem that satisfies customers, supports the economic development of impoverished farming communities, and improves the global environment.
5 Ways To Save Money and Be More Sustainable:
Don’t buy it just because it’s on sale – Don’t be a statistic. The fast fashion industry is counting on you buying lots of cheap clothes this year. But guess what? The average American produces 82 pounds of textile waste annually. One way to break that cycle is to stop buying things you don’t need.
Love what you buy – Purchase quality items that will stand the test of time. If you take care of what you have and love the items in your wardrobe, you will be more likely to wear them for a longer time. Most women consider an item “old” after wearing it just three times.
Shop second hand – Reusing is the ultimate in green fashion. Find cute vintage stores in your local area or shop resale apps like Poshmark.
Rent it – For special occasions when you will never wear the item again, consider renting instead of buying. Companies like Rent the Runway and Bag, Borrow or Steal are great options for formals or even weddings that you will attend.
Curate a capsule wardrobe – Buy pieces for your wardrobe that can all work together. In the long run, you will need to buy less, because everything can be mixed and matched to work together.
As you can see, there are several companies working to make sustainable fashion available at affordable prices and easy things you can do to make smarter choices. If you would like even more ideas, check out Gone to Green’s Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Sustainable Wardrobe.