Many of us are well aware of the impact we have on our planet and want to make a difference. Despite having all the good intentions, the idea of creating a sustainable or ethical wardrobe from scratch is, without doubt, a daunting one. There’s the prospect of not being able to wear the brands you’re used to and limiting your choices in terms of trends, not to mention having to spend a little more than you would normally.
All these concerns are of course valid, but it isn’t as hard as you might think to get started on a sustainable wardrobe – and it’s definitively worth it in the long run. The most important thing to remember is you’re making a change for good, no matter how small it will feel at the time; every step towards being a greener shopper is nothing but a positive thing.
To help you along your sustainable fashion journey, we’ve rounded up 10 top tips from the industry’s leading experts on how to create a more conscious wardrobe (without very much effort at all).
The most invaluable first step to becoming a more conscious shopper is to do your research to help your decision-making. One of the most difficult things is knowing where to start – and, more importantly, where to shop. Thankfully, it’s now much easier than it once was; there are so many brands that operate with a sustainably-focused mind. Do your own investigative work to find a handful of brands you love and start from there. After a while, your portfolio of knowledge will have grown – and you’ll have a whole host of labels to choose from. Consult our guide to the chicest sustainable brands that are working hard to carve out a greener space in the fashion