a more sustainable fashion choice

a more sustainable fashion choice

A more sustainable fashion choice

Sustainable fashion choice and our role as a consumer

I believe as a consumer we take a big role in the retail industry and sustainability. A more sustainable fashion choice will give a bigger impact not only on you but also to the makers and the environment. Fashion industry is the one of biggest waste emitter in the world. It produces 10% of humanity's carbon emission. As people buy more often (60% more garment in 2014 than in 2000), but only worn several times, this essentially produce much waste.

How do you define a sustainable fashion choice?

A company can be counted as a sustainable or ethical company if they have a clear role in managing their materials, supply chain, waste, people, impact towards planet as well as animals. They may not have all of them, but at least they take part in one of them.

How to have a sustainable wardobe

Wear a sustainable material

Eco friendly materials include natural, organic, and recycled materials such as linen, organic cotton (not conventional cotton), recycled wool, organic hemp. On the other hand, cheap materials made into low price cost garment like viscose releases many toxic chemicals as it is being processed. Furthermore, washing polyester garment releases micro plastics that goes into the ocean.

Get a vintage or thrifted piece

Instead of getting a new product all the time, which means they a factory keep on producing them, try to go for a vintage or a thrift store shopping. Vintage also can mean to wear something from your mother's or sister's wardrobe like I do. A garment that is kept well can be passed down from generation to generation.

Check the brand's stand on sustainability

You can check the company's sustainability or environment responsibility on their website. This can means they take part in a local factory that empower women, giving back to the community, and whether or not they pay their worker fairly. Aside from checking on the company's website, you can check Good On You App or web that has a clear rating for thousands of brands.

Detak Waktu linen top. vintage skirt. Charles and Keith sandals. Ladan Vietnam rattan bag

So what's your take to have a more sustainable fashion choice? Share with me your favourite brands in the comment section!

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  1. Sustainability is more important than ever! Love these tips! I'm hoping to be smarter with my clothing choices as we move forward.


  2. I'm totally into mor sustainable fashion choices and lately i'm discovering more and more cool brands that fit in! I've never imagined!
    Your tips are super useful and your pics very chic! You looks so pretty and elegant!
    Stay safe and healthy, dear!

  3. Great color palette.
    For me sustainable fashion is all about wears. I manage cost per wear, make the most of a garment and when I am done with it, find a succession line.

  4. I actually made the decision to also switch to more sustainable fashion and support brands that have the same values so thanks for sharing this!


  5. Yes indeed more needs to be done regarding this. The one thing about this crisis is how there are drops in air pollution and they are saying that the water in Venice is clear and you can see fishes swimming around b/c the polluting ferries and barges are not operating...

    Allie of

  6. These are great tips and I am trying more and more to be aware of sustainable fashion and being less wasteful in general. Thanks for sharing this!


  7. Yes thank you for sharing this!!! In the past month I have aimed to shop from more sustainable brands because the fast fashion industry is so detrimental to our environment. I need to step up my thrifting game!


  8. Great post! I'm all about sustainable fashion - I shop mostly secondhand or from companies who are local and use ethical practices in their manufacture. I was so thrilled and proud to read of a local company (Smoking Lily) in my town who got noticed when a medical officer wore one of their garments on TV: https://globalnews.ca/news/6701263/coronavirus-alberta-chief-medical-officer-periodic-table-dress/

    Isn't that awesome?

    Take care of yourself and stay safe!

  9. I think choosing classic quality pieces that will last is a good way to be sustainable.

  10. Reformation is one of my favourite sustainable brands!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  11. I'm all about vintage! I also get excited when I pull items from my closet from several years ago, and someone at work or out and about compliments my outfit and I proudly say it's from ______ years ago <3

    Green Fashionista

  12. I love thrifting too, there are so many great finds! Otherwise I do invest into good quality basics that last year after year. It's so important to keep an eye on our environment.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

  13. Organic materials such as cotton require many litres of water and drain natural water resources. It is great that some companies are more green than others but the key issue is overconsumption. I think the best way to do sustainable fashion is to wear second hand and vintage garmets and to shop our closets. The less we buy new things, the better.

  14. Great post and a very important subject! I prefer to opt for natural materials and more sustainable companies where possible, especially when I know it's going to be a core piece in my wardrobe. I don't buy huge amounts of clothes and tend to wear individual pieces a lot so I do feel a bit less guilty when I can't make those options for whatever reason, but sustainable fashion is definitely something we should all be trying to make a conscious effort with x


  15. You look great:) And thanks for the tips about how to be more sustainable when it comes to fashion. We all should do our part to protect the environment.

  16. This is such a great concept and I've been trying to incorporate it more into my spending habits.

  17. I didn't know about the Good on You app! What a great resource! Thanks for sharing!

  18. I love vintage pieces too. Love this post and look!



  19. I love this outfit especially the mix of colors and that watch. I hope you stay safe and healthy during this time!

    - Avalon from www.simplyavalon.com

  20. Your outfit looks wonderful darling, hopefully we can all move towards sustainable fashion.


  21. And your sustainable look is even very elegant!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  22. Loved it! We have to think about sustability more often by the time we buy clothes.


  23. This is such a conscious fashion post, I love it! Researching a brand's ethics before we wear their clothes/accessories is such a good suggestion. Have a lovely (and healthy!) week :)

    aglassofice.com x

  24. You look so chic- and I love all the tips for making your closet more sustainable!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  25. What beautiful photos! ♥
    It is important to be at least aware of the companies that are sustainable and that think about this issue.


  26. These are great tips to shop more sustainably! I like buying second hand when I can and try to shop companies that have responsible environmental practices.

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  27. I would love to get more into sustainable fashion. Thanks for this inspo!


  28. These are very good tips from you - I'm happy about them. And I hope that many of your readers will follow your example! The look suits you wonderfully. I too (almost exclusively) wear clothes made from organic cotton, hemp, linen or second-hand clothes. And I wear it for many years or even decades - until the clothes "fall apart" ;-) or no longer fit. And I really enjoy mixing the individual pieces of clothing again and again.
    Hugs from Austria, Traude

  29. This was such an interesting post for reading and I love your skirt. It look perfect as well as whole outfit. Thank you for sharing.

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  30. These are good tips, and I really like the skirt on you! I am trying to buy less and buy second hand more, it is better for my budget and the environment! :)

    Hope that your week is going well :) I'm continuing to work from home this week.

    Away From Blue

  31. you own such a sweet beauty and lovely style as well!

    The 5 Shoes You Need for Fall

  32. This is one thing I'm becoming more aware of lately. The whole outfit rocks and I like the sandals too.


  33. LOVE this post! I recently wrote a similar post and got such great reception. Have you read the Conscious Closet? A great read.

    S | Je M'appelle Chanel

  34. I've thought about this a lot more over the recent months to a year. When I first began blogging for fashion fun, I had 4 large trash bags full of clothes given to me from a few friends. From there I learned how to mix and match with what I have and it began a trend. As my budget increased, I'd run out for clearance finds at big name dept stores, etc - Sometimes I still do! However, I'm learning the value of quality clothing that will last a long time. I get a nice piece and add it to what I have and this has tamed down my extras that I don't need. Anyway, I like how you explained sustainable and I like supporting companies that shoot for one or more of those descriptions!

  35. que guapa estás, me encanta la falda que llevas

  36. (I had written another comment but I think I deleted it by mistake, so I'll try again! I apologize if it's a duplicate)

    Such a great post! I'm also into a sustainability journey, starting from my wardrobe :) It's the right choice for me and our planet! I especially like thrifted and vintage pieces 'cause they're great and really affordable <3

    Stay safe girl and take care of yourself! xoxo

    Color Me Fall

  37. Sustainability is really important to me. Back in high school and college, I would go to fast fashion stores weekly to buy new clothing items. These days, I rarely go shopping and when I do, I try to only shop at brands that are eco-friendly and have ethical labor practices.

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