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SIMPLE WAYS TO BE A SUSTAINABLE FASHION CONSUMER!

Hello everyone,

Often when we hear the phrase "sustainable fashion" a lot comes to mind. I used to think it's something not so sustainable because it's hard to apply or find. However, now that I'm getting more familiar with the benefits of many leading brands providing clothing that offers quality material that helps reduce waste. It's safe to say this is a WIN-WIN situation for the consumer, the brand and our environment too. Happy faces all around!!!😊

This past year I have completely surrendered to buying new clothing items and it honestly has felt so good. Something I never thought I would say, but here we are!!! hahaha Also, when I open up my closet, I almost feel it finally breathing again.😂 

I can't hide the fact...this sustainable lifestyle is rubbing off on me. Throughout this time, I have found a few simple ways that have helped me to be a more sustainable consumer, which I would like to share with you today. How do you feel about sustainable fashion? Is it something you have already experience with or are you just becoming aware of?   





 1. Quality over Quantity

Like anything in life quality is so much better. You know it feels different, extra special. Quality pieces feel as if they were made especially for you, fit you like a glove and honestly make your confidence sky-rocket. If you know exactly what I mean sayyyyy YESSSSS

It completely makes sense why ethical, quality brands have higher pricing. What you receive is an item that will last you more years than something that is fast fashion. I've got to admit, many times my eye is attracted to quality items. They have this glow to them that is hard to explain and even harder to resist! Name a quality purse you bought and you hated! Not Likely...hahaha     

2. Support Ethical Brands

Nowadays a lot more ethical brands exist. Not only do they exist, but they have made their mark in the fashion world. BIG APPLAUSE for that! 👏 Supporting them can only help multiply all the good that they are doing. IT's a way to celebrate, acknowledge, and highlight their efforts. 

One of my favorite sustainable brands is H&M. I have a feeling it might not only be me who loves shopping there. The pieces there for sure are made to be styled with everything, completely trendy for years to come and of amazing quality. What else could you ask for? 

Next time you head shopping, think of the impact you want to make as a consumer. Even if you haven't heard of the brand name before, go for the sustainable option. Most likely you'll end up loving it!           

3. Donate/Sell Unwanted Clothing

Don't let the clothing you're trying to get rid off go to waste. You can easily donate it or earn a few bucks selling it. This year I donated two full garbage bags of clothing I no longer used. I was so surprised by how much clothing I had that just took so much space in my closet. Cleaning it all out felt somewhat therapeutic...clean wardrobe= clean mind! hahaha

Also, once you have donated or sold a few of your items try not to go on a shopping craze. Make smarter, more sustainable choices. Your wallet, your spirit and your closet will thank you.    

4. Air Dry Your Apparel

Extend the lifetime of your clothing by simply air drying it after a wash. This is something I have always done and it really works. No wonder I used to have clothing from high school that still looked like it was never worn. This easy act makes a great impact on our environment as well. Extra points if you air dry your clothing all year round not only in the summer when the fabrics can dry within an hour.

 

How are you planning to lead a more sustainable lifestyle? I know at first it can seem impossible, but it can easily become a great habit. One that will change the way you spend your money and help you appreciate the simplicity in being a sustainable consumer. Why not give it a shot?         

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52 comments

  1. I love your style. Comfy chic. Plus, you are beautiful!

    Xoxo,
    D
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    1. Thank you so much. Really appreciate it! ❤

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  2. Nice outfits style :) thanks for your sharing...

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  3. Very amazing post
    And nice look
    Kisses ♥

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  4. Cute jeans and tee outfit! :) I find setting myself a budget each year has helped to reduce my shopping - I'm shopping second hand more and buying new things less to try be more sustainable. It's little things like buying less and rewearing more that help make a difference if we can all do those small things! :)

    Hope you are having a nice week! :)

    Away From The Blue

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    1. You're so right Mica...it's the little things that can make a great difference.
      Have a wonderful week as well. Talk soon!

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  5. The Hat Marries The White Shoes - Way Cool - Stay Hydrated And Enjoy The Weekend

    Cheers

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  6. Fantastic and so useful tips! Great post dear:)
    HAPPY WEEKEND
    xoxo
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  7. Hello Radi, I hope you had a lovely week and happy Friday :)

    Ooh so good that a blogger like you is talking about this important topic in an important platform (FashionRadi has a lot of followers and readers so you're doing good by talking about this!) :) I totally agree with you, these small steps can really help us to modify the way the fashion industry is consuming many resources, I can't believe that fashion is the 2nd source of contamination in the worlds, that's crazy!

    I totally agree with the fact of supporting ethical brands, of course some of them have higher prices but we're adding to our closets a piece that will last more than others produced in fast fashion, also we're helping little companies to grow :) That's amazing!

    PS: And the air drying is another great method! Also you save energy and money :)

    Pablo
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  8. I'm very happy that this "green" kind of mentality is spreading more and more!
    I am especially converting myself into the "quality over quantity" way of shopping: I find it more reasonabe and satisfying!
    I'm trying even to support ethical brands (I shop a lot H&M conscius line too), but actually, in my opinion, they're still too few (and many even pretty expensive) to make a great diffenrece...
    You look great, Radi (as usual): you are the effortlessy cool in person!
    XO
    S
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  9. Thank you for sharing these tips. I like your outfit. You look gorgeous as always.

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  10. I love spanish music too, it's perfect for summer and for vacation <3 :D

    Interesting post.
    This tips are really nice. Quality over quantity is so true =)

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  11. It looks good in clothes and in good shape. It's really great. envy. . Haha
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  12. You look so cool and stylish. The pictures are amazing!

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  13. The jeans look really great on you. Great suggestions.
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  14. Your looks is so refreshing! I'm all about quality when it comes to buying clothes. Always in search of comfortable clothes that last for a long time. 😀♥️ I like this post. Visit my blog any time. XO

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  15. So many great tips! I need to have a clear out and donate soon! xx

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    1. Thank U. I did a third clear out. Can't believe how I fit all that stuff in my closet.

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  16. Beautiful as always. I love your style. I hope you are having a great summer ^^

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    1. So sweet. Thank you!
      Happy summer to you as well!

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  17. I'm big of quality over quantity when it comes to my wardrobe and it pays off because I have many items that are well over 10 years old that I still wear regularly.

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  18. Such great tips! Have a great week.
    Nina
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  19. love the look and the lipstick colour !!
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  20. Great tips and advise on small steps that can be taken to become sustainable. Thanks for sharing xx
    Elegant Duchess xx
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  21. More than essential tips! I have bags for donating clothes, I like to do that when I feel like making changes to my style.
    xoxo www.diadebrilho.com

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  22. It's always good to bring sustainability to all areas of life. In terms of clothes, I also super think that you have to go with a strategy when buying clothes so that they work with everything you already have and thus, avoid having clothes that were left standing.
    Supporting copyright brands is very important.
    xo
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    1. You're so right.
      Thanks for your nice comment. Hope to see you in the next post.

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  23. These are great ways to go about sustainable fashion. I love how simple this outfit is.
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  24. These are great tips it can be challenging for sure between price and how hard it is to find but anyone can apply these tips, every little bit helps.

    Allie of
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  25. Always quality over quantity however I have to say my clothes last forever and I love them all I would never waste fashion no matter what lol HAve a wonderful day Love your outfit and H&M too Cris

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  26. Thanks for sharing these great tips! I am trying to be more sustainable in my approach and this post really helps!
    Julia x
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  27. I totally agree with quality over quantity, especially if your weight/ size is fairly stable. Investing in key pieces you know you'll be wearing for a long time and basics like jeans is definitely the way forward. I try to donate rather than throwing away where possible, and love to browse through charity shops x

    Sophie
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  28. So many wonderful tips here.
    And I love what you're wearing here. Theses pants are so cool !
    xx
    Margot
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  29. Achei seu look um charme e amei essa blusa na cor verde, o toim é maravilhoso.
    beijos.



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  30. These are such helpful tips, and I love this outfit on you! That green top is such a gorgeous colour!
    Julia x
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  31. First, I loved your photos and your outfit!
    Second, I loved the tips!
    Really quality over quantity is always good, thinking about local brands is also interesting.
    Liked it! :)

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    1. Thanks so much for everything Valeria.
      Hope you're having a great day.

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  32. These are great sustainable tips- I love remixing old pieces and finding new ways to wear them! It stretches your closet and keeps you from needing to buy new things!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  33. Awesome tips on being more sustainable as a shopper! I personally love shopping in second hand stores because I often find some amazing looking garments at an affordable price, and plus their quality is often supreme! :D


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  34. I have changed my shopping habits. And yes H&M is my fav brand too. I most of the time shop there but I no longer just keep shopping. I use the garment to the maximum. I still have some clothing that I must donate. Thanks for this post Radi. :-)

    Via | https://glossnglitters.com

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    1. Hey Via. Same here...i have definitely improved my shopping habits.
      Thanks and have a great day!

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  35. Love all of these tips for sustainable fashion, Radi!

    Make Life Marvelous

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  36. I certainly need to donate some of the things in my closet. I have too many of them !!!

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  37. Great post, Radi! I am familiar with sustainable fashion, but I haven't researched it too much. I do a lot on your list already. :) For example, I like to air dry some of my clothes, especially the ones I don't want to shrink in the dryer. And, like you, I had several garbage bags full of clothes (some still with tags) that I donated. It does feel good to have more space! Lol!

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