In order to commit to reducing your environmental footprint, it’s important to understand the impact your clothing has on the environment. Here are a few good resources to get started:
- Avoid Fast Fashion: Brands like H&M and Forever21 do more harm than good when it comes to the environment – consider this sobering read on the fast fashion industry’s eco footprint. (Don’t forget about the human rights violations associated with fast fashion, too.)
- Spend Intentionally: If you need help with ethical fashion choices, Project JUST or Selflessly Styled are great places to find brands that have been vetted for environmental and ethical best practices.
- Wash With Care: Wash your clothes with cold water and hang dry them when you’re done to reduce your carbon footprint by 2,000 pounds.
- Buy Secondhand! Check out this helpful presentation on the environmental effects of just one T-shirt: